Ellucian Partner Community Expands Network and Enhances Programs in 2019
- Ellucian added 31 new technology partners and nine new channel partners to its community in 2019.
- 23 technology partners are Ethos connected while more than half of the remaining community are in various stages of integration.
Building on the growth in 2018, Ellucian continued to expand and develop its partner community in 2019. 31 new technology partners were added to the community, offering customers an ever expanding suite of interconnected solutions and services. Additionally, nine new channel services partners were added to better reach and deliver Ellucian solutions to institutions in Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America and Caribbean countries.
Ellucian technology partners have access to resources for Ellucian Ethos integration. Currently, 23 technology partners are Ethos connected while more than half of the remaining community are taking advantage of the Ethos development plan and are in various stages of integration. 2019 also saw the third Ethos Connect day, bringing 24 attendees from 14 partners together in the Reston headquarters to learn about and connect to Ethos.
In an effort to better align with industry best practices, the Ellucian Partner Team launched a brand-new tiered program for channel partners, which allows for a more prescriptive and programmatic co-sell engagement model. Following suit, a tiered program was rolled out for technology partners in January 2020. As precursor to this program, Ellucian launched a referral program for its technology partners with Kaufman Hall signing on as the first referral partner in October 2019.
2019 was also a year of many accolades in our partner community. Ellucian announced its Technology Partner Award winners in October at its annual Technology Partner Forum, where Leepfrog was named Technology Partner of the Year. Ellucian also held its first Partner Advisory Council event in November in Dubai, designed specifically for the E2AP region where it named ITB Gulf DMCC as Partner of the Year award for bringing in seven new customers in 2019. Additionally, Ellucian was presented the Technology Partner of the Year Award by Cornerstone for our ability to collaborate on integrated talent management initiatives. In December, Ellucian was recognized by AWS with Education Competency Public Sector Technology Partner Award for demonstrated success and customer focus.