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Saint Edward's University Austin

Processing payments at the speed of now.


Unify payment systems and modernize campus ERP capabilities

  • Compliant, efficient cloud-based payment system 
  • Streamlined reporting on payments 
  • Annual savings of $200k in credit card convenience fees

St. Edward’s University enables continuous improvements in efficiency with modern ERP and cloud-based payment systems.

With an aging ERP system nearing the end of its product lifespan, and a disparate array of financial systems, St. Edward’s University took the long view and assessed what new systems could modernize and sustain campus operations while enabling new efficiencies.

The institution recognized that it needed a secure payment processing system, and that there were other strategic and critical needs for a new administrative system.

With cloud functionality in mind as well, the institution’s plan incorporated a number of desired benefits, including updates ranging from basic software maintenance to critical encryption modifications that are part of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standard.

Now, having implemented Ellucian Banner® and Ellucian Payment Center by TouchNet®, St. Edward’s systems are faster and more reliable, saving staff time so they can focus on more strategic initiatives. For instance, the Office of Student Financial Services now has the capacity to absorb a new department, and the Office now manages and sets rates for campus meal plans, car permitting, door access, and other functions as part of the One Card system supported by the two solutions.

We now work with two Ellucian systems that are in compliance with PCI, and operations are simpler because of the functionality, and there’s a lot less ad hoc report writing.

Peter Beilharz, Bursar, St. Edward’s University

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