DENVER – November 7, 2012 (EDUCAUSE 2012) – Ellucian is previewing a new mobile solution that demonstrates momentum toward delivering on its recently announced Ellucian Extensible Ecosystem vision. Ellucian Mobile evolves the company’s previous mobile solutions into one that spans the three core administrative systems and unites the entire Ellucian customer community. Ellucian Mobile is being revealed to higher education technology leaders at the EDUCAUSE annual conference in Denver.
Ellucian mobile brings together the best of Ellucian Mobile Access and Ellucian Mobile Connection into a single new approach to help colleges and universities advance mobile initiatives faster and extend applications and services to a broad range of campus stakeholders.
“Customers want to deliver mobile services that matter, but many are finding it difficult to get started or difficult to keep up with the changing environment,” said John F. Speer III, president and CEO, Ellucian. “Ellucian Mobile will help customers leverage their existing investments and the power of their campus systems more quickly, cost-effectively, and consistently. We will also leverage the power of the community through our Shared Code Repository which will help our customers more easily share their mobile innovations across our community.”
Delivered as a platform that supports both native and web applications, Ellucian Mobile offers deep integration with Ellucian solutions and flexible options to help customers extend the digital campus to include non-Ellucian applications.
Institutions can choose to implement an easily configurable pre-set package of applications that can be fully launched in hours or opt to build, customize, and manage their own mobile environments. Either option affords deep integration with the data and services available in Ellucian’s core administrative systems: Banner by Ellucian, Colleague by Ellucian, and PowerCampus by Ellucian. True to the Ellucian XE vision, Ellucian Mobile takes advantage of a deeper level of integration with critical information and systems than other solutions, allowing customers to surface capabilities unique to their institution.
For institutions seeking a turnkey mobile solution for quick implementation across their campuses, Ellucian Mobile provides a new, fast, and affordable option. Through Ellucian’s mobile cloud configuration system, institutions can launch a customized and branded solution in hours, without deep technical experience. With minimal effort, institutions can control important brand attributes, configure what information campus users see, and extend functionality through easy access to institutional web assets and data.
End users simply select Ellucian Mobile from the app store of their choice (the application supports Apple and Android devices), confirm their institutional affiliation, and download a solution that fully represents that institution. The initial set of applications will include: course schedules, grades, rosters, events, directories, campus news, notifications, and more.
For institutions that prefer a highly customizable mobile solution, Ellucian Mobile delivers direct access to the platform and code. With this option, institutions can extend Ellucian Mobile to include their own native and web-based applications while having a stand-alone institution branded application in each of the app stores.
Ellucian Mobile will be available for purchase beginning January 1st, 2013 with general availability planned for March 2013. A special grant program will cover the full license fee for customer institutions that enroll by June 15th, 2013.
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