September 8 , 2020 — Singapore— Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, and Fujitsu Asia, a leading information and communication technology company, have announced that Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), has decided to move to the cloud with Ellucian Banner.
Ellucian Banner Cloud is a powerful Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution designed specifically for higher education. The innovative cloud-based offering empowers institutions to efficiently and effectively manage all human resources, finance, and student information processes in a modern digital environment.
“As our university continues to grow in Singapore and regionally, our priority continues to deliver student-centered learning experiences that will empower our graduates to be purposeful global citizens and serve society,” said Gary Teo, Director of Campus IT Services, Singapore University of Social Sciences. “Our digital transformation is a core enabler in our mission to deliver world class student experiences and operational excellence. We look forward to working closely with Ellucian and Fujitsu towards achieving a successful deployment of our new cloud-based platform solution.”
“The cloud can serve as a force multiplier to achieve the goals of today’s educational institutions – improving institutional productivity while mitigating potential data risks from academic processes,” said Fujitsu Asia’s President Uno Motohiko. “Fujitsu is committed to help institutions transform by delivering business value with cutting-edge digital innovation and our experience in managing complex enterprise environment. We are delighted to support SUSS with an array of new possibilities through a seamless and resource-efficient cloud solution. Digital-native learners can enjoy enhanced experiences and mobility while the school gleans better insights, all in a highly-secure and agile environment.”
“Across the board, institutions are simply outgrowing their homegrown solutions,” said Ellucian President and CEO, Laura Ipsen. “Implementing a cloud-based environment is an important step towards supporting the needs and expectations of students of the future. Together with our partner Fujitsu Asia, we’ll ensure that SUSS has the capabilities and resources to support an enhanced digital experience throughout the entire student lifecycle.”
“We are thrilled to welcome SUSS as our first customer in Singapore and look forward to supporting their journey to the cloud,” said Ellucian Senior Vice President and Managing Director EMEA and APAC Darren Hunt.
Revolutionizing the Digital Experience with Banner
Previously, the university relied on a homegrown, on-premise platform which required significant administrative and IT overhead to maintain.
Ellucian managed cloud is built for flexibility and will enable the university to provide a secure and digitally connected campus, enhancing the overall experience for both students and staff. To ensure a seamless transition, Fujitsu localized the solution to meet the market-specific requirements. It included backend system integrations with local government agency services applications to enable a seamless process and user experience, as well as providing local helplines and customer support. With Application Managed Services by Fujitsu’s IT specialists in student management systems, SUSS is relieved of the resource burden required to manage it. Upon implementation, the solution will remain nimble with configurations updated to adapt to users’ needs by Fujitsu.