South Dakota Statewide System Licenses SunGard SCT Solutions to Help Provide Better Service to Students, Staff, and Faculty

June 10, 2005

MALVERN, Pa., June 09, 2005 — Eight Regental institutions throughout the state of South Dakota are looking to technology to help them become more efficient and service-oriented. The statewide system plans to unify human resource and finance operations and open a new array of online services using SCT Banner and SCT Luminis solutions from SunGard SCT, an operating unit of SunGard (NYSE:SDS).

The South Dakota Regental System, comprised of six universities and two special schools, will upgrade its current SCT Plus Finance system to SCT Banner Finance. The System also licensed SCT Banner Human Resources and SCT Luminis Platform to provide a multi-institution system that will enable common business practices and a common set of policies for finance and human resources. SCT Luminis Platform will provide a user-friendly, unified portal into the applications for finance and human resource users.

“Our objective is to have common business practices and efficiencies across the System that will ultimately result in better service to our internal and external constituents,” said Robert T. Tad Perry, executive director of the South Dakota Board of Regents. “We chose SunGard SCT because of their focus on and understanding of higher education and their proven track record of successful implementations.”

The System also licensed SCT Banner XtenderSolutions for imaging and document management and HigherMarkets for SCT Banner. HigherMarkets helps institutions to manage and control their key procurement processes, including catalogue management, product selection, requisitioning, and order management. Earlier, the System licensed SCT Luminis Data Integration for e-Procurement, which provides real-time data synchronization between HigherMarkets for SCT Banner and SCT Banner Finance, creating a seamless user experience and promoting data integrity across the enterprise.

“The South Dakota System has the dual challenge of meeting the needs of individual schools and their respective constituents, while at the same time achieving operational efficiencies through a single state-wide implementation. The SCT Unified Digital Campus helps deliver this value to many state-wide institutions with similar demands and needs. We look forward to helping South Dakota achieve their objectives through the use of our software and professional implementation services,” said Brian Madocks, executive vice president, field operations, SunGard SCT.

SCT Banner is one of the world’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 which South Dakota will implement to help fulfill its multi-institution integrated systems approach.

About the South Dakota Regental System
The South Dakota Board of Regents is the constitutional governing body for public higher education in South Dakota. The South Dakota Regental System consists of Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota State University, The University of South Dakota, South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and South Dakota School for the Deaf.

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 1,400 customers 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

About SunGard
SunGard is a global leader in integrated software and processing solutions, primarily for financial services and higher education. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business. SunGard serves more than 25,000 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

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