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 April 2021, Ellucian and Syntellis Performance Solutions Expand Partnership to Offer Enhanced Financial Portfolio. The reseller agreement will make it easier for customers to manage accounts and will streamline purchase and implementation processes. It will also enable a series of innovative joint-product development efforts between Syntellis and Ellucian. The two companies will also continue to actively collaborate on more expansive integration between the Axiom solution and Ellucian Banner and Ellucian Colleague to help institutions tie their core systems to financial data for greater efficiency and data-driven decision-making. Clients will benefit from the combination of deepened integration and proven best practices to achieve faster analytical capabilities and improved institutional results.
Ellucian Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities
In September 2021, Ellucian has completion of its acquisition by funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE: BX) ("Blackstone") and Vista Equity Partners ("Vista"). Blackstone and Vista are investing in Ellucian through their respective long-term private equity strategies, which hold investments for longer periods than traditional private equity. Blackstone and Vista share Ellucian vision for long-term growth with a focus on accelerating digital transformation, our open SaaS platform and international expansion.
In August 2015, Private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and TPG Capital acquired higher education software provider Ellucian.
Ellucian Customers in ARTW Customer Database
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Ownership: - Blackstone and Vista
Number of Employees: 3100
Key Verticals: Higher Education,
Ellucian Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications
Banner by Ellucian, Colleague by Ellucian
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Ellucian Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product
No. of Ellucian Customers: 2700
No. of Ellucian Enterprise Applications Customers: 2700
No. of Ellucian Cloud Customers: 1200
No. of Ellucian Cloud Subscribers: 26 million
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 April 2021, Ellucian has launched Ellucian Experience, a cloud-based, fully extensible user experience platform. Introduced at Ellucian Live, higher education’s premier technology conference, Ellucian Experience simplifies everyday tasks and access to essential information through a single application framework and personalized dashboard, linking people, processes and applications.
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
Ellucian customers' target is in the educational market. Since the pandemic, all the schools were closed and Ellucian had a decrease in revenue.
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.
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 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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