Ellucian, a provider of higher education software and services, has announced that the company has further strengthened its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud), including offering many of Ellucian’s higher education solutions as cloud-enabled.
Moving forward, Ellucian will leverage the AWS Cloud to power many of its cloud offerings, from ERP to Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) for higher education, for the more than 2,400 colleges and universities it serves around the world.
“Cloud technology is essential to delivering an exciting new modern student experience for our institutions to deliver on student success,” said Jeff Ray, president and CEO at Ellucian. “We are investing heavily in our strategic collaboration with AWS, a leading cloud infrastructure provider, to deliver a superior user experience for faculty, staff, and more than 18 million students within Ellucian’s growing higher education community.”
Ellucian’s work with AWS Cloud supports the company’s cloud strategy, offering colleges and universities a secured move to the cloud, at their pace. Currently, a number of Ellucian solutions are cloud-ready, including Ellucian Recruiter, Ellucian Mobile, Ellucian Pilot, Ellucian Elevate, and Ellucian eTranscripts. Banner by Ellucian and Colleague by Ellucian can be hosted on the AWS Cloud today and will be available in a SaaS model by the end of 2016.
“Institutions across the world will benefit from Ellucian’s cloud-first strategy that combines their higher education product portfolio with the agility, flexibility and scale of the AWS Cloud,” said Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “This will give educational institutions access to critical data and analytics that influence teaching decisions and enable successful learning outcomes campus-wide.”