MALVERN, Pa. – October 12, 2009 – The integration of SunGard Higher Education’s Advance and Banner Advancement constituent relations and fundraising systems and iModules’ Encompass member engagement and online communication solution helps advancement offices with the SunGard Higher Education Connector for Encompass establish connections with alumni, donors and prospects quicker and easier.
The exclusive arrangement between SunGard Higher Education and iModules delivers an integrated solution that extends an institution’s current advancement system, providing new ways to connect with alumni, donors, and friends. Online community management tools help engage constituents when and where they want to be reached, through social networks such as Facebook, Wikipedia, Twitter, Flickr, and others. The targeted, personalized communication options help foster constituent participation with the institution and can lead to stronger, more meaningful relationships.
“Accurate, up-to-date, constituent data is essential to providing relevant and targeted communication, which in turn builds stronger connections. The SunGard Higher Education Connector for Encompass helps our joint customers increase efficiency, effectiveness and opportunities for social engagement,” said Tom DeBacco, president and chief executive officer of iModules Software.
“Communication is more collaborative, more interactive, and more immediate than before. Reaching constituents quickly, consistently and with targeted, relevant information is critical,” said Fred Weiss, senior vice president of strategy and product management for advancement at SunGard Higher Education. “The integration of these software platforms provides institutions with the ability to leverage the information from their advancement solution into social networks that help them connect, communicate and collaborate with constituents.”
SunGard Higher Education’s comprehensive advancement solutions are developed specifically for use by higher education institutions to help manage alumni relations programs, fundraising campaigns and business processes. Integration between SunGard Higher Education’s Advance and Banner Advancement and iModules’ Encompass member engagement and online communication solution helps eliminate costly in-house integration or application development.
iModules provides technology solutions and services to help organizations achieve their missions and build meaningful relationships through member engagement and online communication. With more than 600 clients, iModules offers Encompass to deliver easy-to use tools for managing Web site content, member data, and strategic communication. An industry leader since 2002, iModules has partnered with organizations worldwide to make a difference.
About SunGard Higher Education
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