Ohio Universities Select SunGard SCT Solutions to Help Improve Student Services and Institutional Competitiveness
Wright State University (WSU) and Youngstown State University (YSU) have joined 21 other Ohio higher education institutions in selecting SCT Banner, one of the most widely-used collegiate administrative solutions, it was announced today by SunGard SCT, an operating unit of SunGard (NYSE:SDS).
Both universities are using an array of SunGard SCT software and services to create 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. The SCT Banner Unified Digital Campus combines a premier administrative solution with portal, integration, information access, content management, and academic solutions; Internet technologies to personalize the user experience; and an architecture that supports interoperability across disparate systems within the institution and beyond.
“These solutions will help us be more competitive with other institutions,” said Donna Esterly, interim CIO at Youngstown State University. “Our goal is to help our users by making all University services and resources available 24/7 via a single sign on. We also look forward to reducing data entry and improving the accuracy and consistency of our data. Our research showed us that SunGard SCT has a history of on time and on budget implementations. We feel that SunGard SCT is the strong and dependable partner we need.”
Both institutions licensed:
Â· The entire SCT Banner suite which supports institutions of all sizes and types as a tightly integrated suite of proven, scalable, enterprise-wide applications on a single database;
Â· SCT Luminis Platform which provides a solid foundation of infrastructure, integration, and portal features that help clients unify, extend, and manage the digital campus;
Â· SCT Operational Data Store (ODS) and the SCT Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) which integrate with SCT Banner to provide the capabilities for accessing and reporting on institutional data, analyzing data to assist with performance measurement and decision support, and putting knowledge tools in the hands of managers and decision-makers to help increase productivity and performance;
Â· SCT Workflow, a tool that automates, simplifies, and directs the flow of information throughout an entire enterprise;
Â· SCT Luminis Data Integration for e-Learning, a real-time integration solution for combining SunGard SCT administrative applications with systems from WebCT, Blackboard, and other learning management systems providers.
Â· SCT XtenderSolutions, an imaging and document management suite that launches documents and content directly from SCT Banner; and
Â· SCT e~Print Reports, a Web-based report distribution and archiving system.
In addition, YSU licensed SCT Campus Loan Manager, a Web-based software system that helps institutions manage campus-based loan accounts and collect on delinquent student accounts.
YSU chose the SunGard SCT solutions because of their potential to help YSU become more competitive and because of SunGard SCT’s history of successful implementations at other institutions. The guidance and support provided by SunGard SCT has contributed to WSU being ahead of its original implementation schedule and on budget.
About Youngstown State University
Youngstown State University is located on a beautiful 140-acre campus in the heart of Youngstown, Ohio. The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, a diverse population of nearly 12,000 students, and a fundamental commitment to teaching and learning.
About Wright State University
Named after Orville and Wilbur Wright, the inventors of powered flight, Wright State University continues their tradition of innovation. A rich and dynamic community of nearly 17,000 students, Wright State is a place where the skyâ€™s the limit!
Located 12 miles northeast of Dayton, Ohio, Wright State is a nationally accredited state university with an impressive range of study. Its six colleges and three schools, including schools of medicine and professional psychology, offer more than 100 undergraduate degrees and nearly 50 Ph.D., masterâ€™s, and professional degrees. The universityâ€™s state-of-the-art facilities are located in a beautiful 557-acre wooded setting.
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.com.
Trademark information: SunGard, the SunGard logo, SunGard SCT, Banner, and Luminis are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
SunGard SCT Planning and Implementation Services Viewed as Critical to Success of “Project entERPrise”
MALVERN, Pa., March 28, 2005 â€” The University of Toledo has licensed a host of SunGard SCT Unified Digital Campus solutions to deliver more and better technology-based services that will help positively impact students from their first interactions with the University and throughout their learning experiences, it was announced today by SunGard SCT, an operating unit of SunGard (NYSE:SDS).
“The SunGard SCT solutions will help us to provide a comprehensive, beginning-to-end, technology experience for our students and all our constituents. These applications will help reduce the administrative burden for our faculty and students and help them to focus more on teaching and learning. SunGard SCT offers the solutions we need to cover our technology needs. And thanks to countless hours of research and planning in tandem with the experts at SunGard SCT, we expect this effort to move forward in a timely manner,” said William R. Decatur, executive vice president and chief operations officer, University of Toledo.
The University licensed the SCT Banner administrative solution, the SCT Luminis Platform which provides a foundation of infrastructure, enterprise applications, and portal features; the SCT Luminis Content Management Suite which provides easy-to-use, enterprise-class Web content management to help streamline the creation and management of campus Web content and other digital assets, SCT Luminis Data Integration for e-Learning, SCT Luminis Data Integration for e-Procurement, SCT Operational Data Store (ODS), and SCT Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). The University has dubbed its implementation effort as “Project EntERPrise.”
The University is currently using the SCT Plus administrative system. It chose to continue its relationship with SunGard SCT because of the company’s track record of on-time implementation and its in-depth experience in higher education.
â€œThe University of Toledo values the stability and experience that SunGard SCT brings to institutions of higher education,” said Brian Madocks, executive vice president, field operations, SunGard SCT. “We can provide the University with the innovative solutions they need.â€
SCT Banner is one of the worldâ€™s most widely used collegiate administrative solutions. It supports institutions of all sizes and types with a tightly integrated suite of proven, scalable, enterprise-wide applications on a single database. Combined with the SCT Luminis Platform, SCT Banner helps institutions build a Unified Digital Campus for personalized constituent services. SCT Operational Data Store and SCT Enterprise Data Warehouse are information access solutions that facilitate better decision-making.
About the University of Toledo
The University of Toledo, a student-centered public metropolitan research university, integrates learning, discovery and engagement, enabling students to achieve their highest potential in an environment that embraces and celebrates human diversity, respect for individuals and freedom of expression. The University strives for excellence in its service to all constituents, and commits itself to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of our community, state, nation and the world.