Ellucian Among Cloud Top 500

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Ellucian Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators

Ellucian specializes in ERP applications for the higher education market focusing on student information systems. Ellucian was formed in 2012 after the $1.8 billion purchase of SunGard Higher Education by Datatel and its private equity parent Hellman & Friedman.

Ellucian has introduced a new cloud-based solution, Ellucian Travel and Expense Management powered by Chrome River. Ellucian Travel and Expense Management is a global solution that allows configurations to support differing requirements for items such as pre-trip authorizations, encumbrances, delegate access, per diems, tax recovery, fringe benefit taxes, car use reimbursements, and cash advances.

Ellucian launched a new technology platform, Ellucian Ethos Platform which will support the largest cloud-enabled, mobile-first, integrated portfolio of software and services for higher education. Core to the platform's value is the Ellucian Ethos Data Model and Ellucian Ethos Integration capabilities. Together, they solve one of higher education's biggest challenges using data to improve decision making, increase performance, and drive student success.

Ellucian Recent Developments

In February 2019, ESM unveiled a strategic partnership with Ellucian. ESM's procurement automation solution, ESM Purchase, is now also available as part of the Ellucian Spend Management Suite. The Ellucian Spend Management Suite now contains solutions powered by ESM, a leader in procure-to-pay tools for higher education. ESM joins Chrome River, a top provider of expense and invoice management tools, to enhance the popular Ellucian suite. The deeper partnership will offer institutions of all sizes an accessible and full spend management solution.

Ellucian Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities

In August 2015, Private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and TPG Capital acquired higher education software provider Ellucian.

Ellucian Customers in ARTW Customer Database

Leveraging a rigorous data-centric research methodology, APPS RUN THE WORLD asks the simple question: Who’s buying Ellucian applications and why? And we provide the answers – supported by decades of research – to our clients around the world. Our Customer database has over 100 data fields that detail company usage of Ellucian and other enterprise apps by function, customer size, industry, location, implementation status, partner involvement, Line of Business Key Stakeholders and IT decision makers contact details. List of Verified Banner by Ellucian, Colleague by Ellucian customers.

Ellucian Overview

Ownership: - TPG Capital and Leonard Green

Number of Employees: 3300

Functional Markets: Analytics and BI, Customer Relationship Management, ERP Financial Management, ERP Services and Operations Management, Human Capital Management,

Key Verticals: Higher Education,

Ellucian Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications

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Ellucian Revenues, $M:

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Ellucian Direct vs Indirect sales

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Ellucian Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product

List of Verified Ellucian Customers

No. of Ellucian Customers: 2500

No. of Ellucian Enterprise Applications Customers: 2500

No. of Ellucian Cloud Customers: 1400

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More than 2,700 institutions in almost 50 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education for over 20 million students. More than 1,400 institutions are subscribing to Ellucian's cloud services and SaaS offerings.

Recent customer wins are American University of Kuwait, Texas Southern University, Barton Community College, Lincoln University, Arkansas State University, St. Augustine’s University, Taylor University, Pasadena City College, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Touro College and University System, Ursinus College, Bellarmine University, Justice Institute of British Columbia. Among its earlier customer wins are St.Edward's University, Pasadena City College, J.F. Drake State Technical College, Northwest-Shoals Community College, George Corley Wallace State Community College and the University of Georgia and many other.

Ellucian Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions

In March 2020, Ellucian and Kaufman Hall partenered to power the higher education. Colleges and universities using solutions from both vendors now have more efficient tools to expand data sharing, improve analysis, and increase access to intelligence that helps monitor financial performance and plan for the future.

In June 2018 EverTrue advancement automation platform, partnered with Ellucian. EverTrue partnered with Ellucian to help advancement teams engage alumni, raise support and measure team progress more efficiently and effectively. Advancement automation is a technology that combines real-time insights and best-in-class integrations with mission-critical alumni relations and development workflows in a user-friendly platform.

Ellucian Risks and Challenges

Unlocking the intrinsic value of its leading ERP brand Banner for both multi-tenant Cloud delivery, while continuing to expand its hosting business will be the next milestone for Ellucian. But it's not clear whether the vendor plans to do both given its desire to rely on its ISV partners for filling its product gaps such as the use of CornerstoneOnDemand for talent management.

In late 2019, TPG Capital and Leonard Green were getting ready to sell Ellucian in the first quarter of 2020.

Ellucian Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI

In May 2019, Prophix Software, a global leader in Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software, partnered with Ellucian to power higher education. Both companies bring innovation to the higher education industry, delivering immediate and measurable customer value.

Ellucian primarily sells direct and it has partnerships with more than 50 companies from Microsoft for its Dynamics GP platform for PowerCampus to IBM Cognos for reporting.

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