East Carolina University Selects SunGard SCT Technologies and Services
MALVERN, Pa., February 16, 2005 â€” East Carolina University will implement SunGard SCT solutions to help provide high-quality services to its growing student base and to increase access to data for strategic analysis and decision making, it was announced today by SunGard SCT, an operating unit of SunGard (NYSE:SDS). The solutions include SCT Banner, SCT Operational Data Solution (ODS) and SCT Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW).
â€œWe anticipate that our enrollment will grow by 6,000 to 8,000 students in the next few years,â€ said Don Sweet, associate chief information officer, East Carolina University (ECU). â€œThe integration among the SCT Banner modules and with other solutions will help us to continue to provide a high level of services to our students, faculty, and staff without increasing our staff significantly. The SCT ODS and SCT EDW will provide our users with easy access to data so they can make informed decisions about how best to serve our students and meet our growing enrollment.â€
The SunGard SCT solutions will help the University expand and manage a Unified Digital Campus â€” an environment in which distributed systems, individuals, and communities can interact seamlessly for the purposes of administration, teaching, and learning. Key components of ECUâ€™s Unified Digital Campus include SCT Banner, a tightly integrated suite of proven, scalable, enterprise-wide applications on a single database; and SCT EDW and SCT ODS, which integrate with SCT Banner. The SCT ODS contains current operational data formatted for ease of ad hoc reporting while the SCT EDW captures historical enterprise data from SCT Banner as well as disparate systems and transforms it into a wide variety of reporting dimensions to help meet various informational needs.
â€œReplacing ECUâ€™s current administrative systems with SCT Banner will help the University to provide more effective and efficient services for its growing population of students, faculty and staff,â€ said Brian Madocks, executive vice president, field operations, SunGard SCT. â€œThe SCT ODS and SCT EDW information access solutions will help the University to access and transform valuable data into intelligence for strategic decision making.â€
The University also contracted for SunGard SCT services in the areas of business process analysis, training, consulting, and project management to help speed the pace of implementation; and remote database administrator (DBA) services. Other SunGard SCT solutions licensed by the University include SCT Workflow, SCT Xtender Solutions, SCT e~Print Reports, SCT Campus Loan Manager, and SCT fsaATLAS.
About East Carolina University
A doctoral/research university with nearly 23,000 students, East Carolina University has a reputation for preparing students for successful careers in a variety of professions, from art and education to business and medicine. East Carolina is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and offers more than 100 bachelorâ€™s degree programs, nearly 80 masterâ€™s degree programs, and 13 doctoral programs in our professional colleges, the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, and the Brody School of Medicine. Award-winning faculty provide intensive learning experiences using the latest instructional techniques and technology. Partnerships with local public schools and the local business and medical communities provide students in all academic programs excellent opportunities to gain professional work experiences.
ECU employs over 4,070 faculty and staff personnel including more than 300 Physicians and Ph.D.â€™s who conduct a four-year medical education program, postgraduate residencies in nine medical specialties, doctoral programs in the basic sciences, and wide-ranging medical research activities
About SunGard SCT
SunGard SCT is a leading provider of software and services for higher education. SunGard SCT solutions help institutions create the Unified Digital Campus, an environment in which systems, individuals, and communities can interact seamlessly for learning, teaching, and administration. SunGard SCT supports more than 1,300 clients worldwide with administrative and academic solutions; portal, collaboration, and content management solutions; information access and business intelligence solutions; and integration solutions. For more information, visit www.sungardsct.com.
SunGard is a global leader in integrated software and processing solutions, primarily for financial services. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business. SunGard serves more than 20,000 customers in more than 50 countries, including the world’s 50 largest financial services companies. SunGard (NYSE:SDS) is a member of the S&P 500 and has annual revenue of $3 billion. Visit SunGard at www.sungard.comy
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