Ellucian Launches Solution for Non-Traditional Programs

Ellucian Launches Solution for Non-Traditional Programs
Ellucian Elevate™ is designed to address the specific needs of continuing education and workforce development programs.

Fairfax, Va., Monday, December 1, 2014. Today, Ellucian is announcing general availability of Ellucian Elevate™, a user-friendly and flexible SaaS solution that helps institutions quickly grow continuing education and workforce development courses, while better tracking their profitability and viability.

According to a report from the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 46 percent of American adults are taking formal continuing education that is not full-time enrollment. The definition of the traditional student in higher education continues to change. Now more than ever, colleges and universities need solutions that will help to manage, measure, and grow programs that address the challenges of the changing economy.

“The entire Ellucian Elevate™ offering is rolled into a very intuitive and simple to implement and use product package,” said Richard W. Besch, Executive Director of Information Technology at Tyler Junior College—one of Ellucian’s early beta partners for Elevate. “This solution will not only save Continuing Education and Workforce Development staff thousands of man-hours, it will provide a simple, yet sophisticated solution for both corporate and individual users both online and through mobile devices.”

Ellucian Elevate™ gives administrators the ability to capture only the data they need to ramp up, alter, and retire courses on demand. Additionally, it allows institutions to better target, package, and remarket program offerings to both students and corporate partners.

“The deep integration of Ellucian Elevate™ into Banner® by Ellucian and Colleague® by Ellucian allows institutions to maintain a 360-degree view of the student while more effectively managing workforce development and continuing education programs,” said Mark Jones, chief product officer, Ellucian. “Elevate gives institutions the power to manage, report, and market non-traditional programs while keeping the student, course, and financial data in sync with its ERP system.”

About Ellucian
Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings. With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education. Visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com, follow Ellucian on Twitter ( @EllucianInc) and join the conversation on our ConnectED blog.