Ellucian Earns 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Public Sector Partner Excellence Award

FAIRFAX, Va. April 23, 2012 – Ellucian received a 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Public Sector Partner Excellence Award in recognition of the company’s higher education CRM solution, Recruiter. The annual award honors select Microsoft Dynamics Public Sector partners for delivering innovative solutions during the past year that directly addressed customer challenges.

Recruiter is designed to increase enrollment, reach best-fit students and meet strategic goals while better managing costs. Built on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, the solution can be integrated with any student information system and is designed to deliver a robust analytics engine and a comprehensive suite of CRM functionality including communications, funnel management, travel and events, and prospect Web presence. Recruiter also provides flexible deployment options, including on-premise and SaaS delivery.

“As higher education institutions face daunting economic pressures and shortages of capital, leaders are looking for ways to control costs while recruiting the nation’s future leaders. Admissions teams need to focus on connecting with target prospects in the right way, at the right time,” said Amir Capriles, senior director, Dynamics U.S. Public Sector at Microsoft. “It is critical for institutions to gain insight on campaign performance, so they can focus their energy on the most effective strategies. Ellucian’s Recruiter is the proven solution to get those best-fit prospects to apply and enroll.”

“More than 100 institutions have selected Recruiter to help them achieve their strategic enrollment goals,” said Toby Williams, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Ellucian. “The extensibility and flexibility provided by Microsoft Dynamics contributes to the value of the solution, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Microsoft as we deliver a range of technology solutions that help higher education institutions meet their strategic enrollment management goals.”

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About Ellucian
Ellucian, the new company formed by the combination of Datatel and SunGard Higher Education, helps education institutions thrive in a dynamic world. It delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions, developed in collaboration with a global education community, and provides strategic guidance to help education institutions of all kinds navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies. More than 2,300 institutions in 40 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning. Visit ellucian.com.

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