Ellucian strategically expands partner community
- Ellucian added 28 new partners to its community in 2018, bringing the total number of partners to more than 160
- Ellucian’s partner community offers customers an ever expanding suite of interconnected solutions and services
Ellucian invested in strategic partner growth in 2018 adding 28 new partners to its community to offer customers an ever expanding suite of interconnected solutions and services. Building on the growth in 2017, Ellucian purposefully identified and invested in new partners in an effort to give customers around the world more choices when picking the right technology solution for their needs. This effort resulted in new partner relationships that span multiple geographies and technology categories, bringing Ellucian’s partner community total to more than 160.
Ellucian’s partner community includes access to Ellucian Ethos integration resources, easing the burdens of on-campus integrations and ensuring customer success. Nearly half of Ellucian’s technology partners are taking advantage of the Ethos development plan today and are in various stages of integration. Last year also saw the second Ethos Connect day, bringing 35 partners together in the Reston headquarters to learn about and connect to Ethos.
Additionally, new offerings introduced last year will support an expanded partner community across the globe. This cross-functional team works to identify customer needs outside of Ellucian’s solution portfolio and actively seeks partners in those areas in order to provide customers the solutions they need to be successful. As a part of this initiative, the team launched the Partner Relationship Management system—an interactive hub that provides a pathway to better sell, support, and implement Ellucian’s solutions. Other benefits include development testing environments for Ellucian’s major products and expansion of ActionLine support of partner solutions.
About Ellucian Partner Network
Ellucian’s partner network is built to support colleges and universities with complementary software and services that help institutions achieve their mission. With more than 160 member companies, Ellucian maintains the largest network of partners providing solutions specific to the needs of higher education. Ellucian partners fall into two categories: technology partners that deliver software applications, technology infrastructure, and services that extend, enhance, and integrate with Ellucian’s core solutions; and channel partners that provide sales and services offerings around the globe. Ellucian’s comprehensive partner community covers solutions and services that touch all aspects of the student lifecycle, curriculum management, human resources, finance and many more specialty solution domains.