Wichita State University Licenses SunGard SCT Software and Service Solutions in Support of Institutional Mission and Goals
MALVERN, Pa. June 8, 2004 — Wichita State University has licensed a broad spectrum of software and service solutions from SunGard SCT Inc. in an effort to make the university more efficient and effective in meeting its institutional mission and goals.
The WSU Information Network (WIN) Project is designed to integrate all the functions of the university— student information, human resources, payroll, student accounts, financial aid, accounting information, advancement and affiliated corporations—into a single, secure, and user-friendly environment. The SunGard SCT solutions include the SCT Banner administrative suite, SCT Luminis Data Integration for e-Learning, the SCT Luminis Platform, the SCT Operational Data Store, the SCT Enterprise Data Warehouse, and other enterprise software and service solutions.
“By implementing the WIN Project, supported by the SunGard SCT solutions, we will improve our institutional image and optimize utilization of scarce resources,” said Peter Zoller, chief information officer and associate vice president for academic affairs and research at WSU. “We will also streamline our processes to improve services and increase access to information. WIN will certainly lead us into a stronger and even more successful future.”
When implementation is completed, WSU constituents will be able to conveniently manage all their university business over the Web from any Internet connection. Students will be able to enroll, register, accept financial aid and pay for classes; faculty will be able to track students’ academic progress, submit grades, and conference with students over the Internet; and administration and staff will have access to more detailed and accurate reports and improved communications, all in a more secure and controlled environment.
WSU selected SunGard SCT after a review process that involved more than 150 people from the University and included test drives of software, SCT Banner client site visits, and reference checks.
“After a thorough review, we concluded that the products from SunGard SCT were the best fit for our needs,” said David Alexander, WIN project manager. “SunGard SCT’s commitment to higher education is reflected in its solutions: they support the tasks and processes that are particular to higher education. And other institutions told us that the installation, implementation, and upgrading of the SCT solutions was relatively straightforward compared to the competitors.”
“SunGard SCT software and service solutions will help WSU to raise the level of services, efficiency, and user satisfaction throughout the institution and extended WSU community,” said Brian Madocks, executive vice president, field operations, SunGard SCT. “SunGard SCT’s involvement with WSU and the WIN project will help ensure the continued success and advancement of this leading university.”
About Wichita State University
Wichita State University is one of six state universities in Kansas. WSU enrolls nearly 15,000 students and offers more than 60 undergraduate degree programs in more than 150 areas of study in six undergraduate colleges. The Graduate School offers an extensive program including 42 master’s degrees that offer study in more than 100 areas; a specialist in education degree; and doctoral degrees in applied mathematics; chemistry; communicative disorders and sciences; human factors and community/clinical psychology; educational administration; and aerospace, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering. More information can be obtained at http://www.wichita.edu.
About SunGard SCTSunGard 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 http://www.sct.com.
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.
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