the leading software and services provider for the higher education
community, is announcing at Ellucian Live today that Mercy College,
Dobbs Ferry (N.Y.) and Delaware County Community College (PA) the
winners of the 2014 Ellucian Innovation Awards. Announced at Ellucian
Live, the awards are given annually to customers who apply Ellucian
technologies in innovative ways to improve operational efficiency,
better serve constituents and improve student success.
As a four-year institution, Mercy College implemented Ellucian
Application Hosting Services initially for their core ERP administrative
systems. With rapidly growing enrollment, and a desire to improve the
reliability, Mercy saw an opportunity to expand the concept to include a
broader portfolio of their administrative and academic systems
ecosystems into the Ellucian Cloud environment as well. As a result of
its foresight, Mercy College improved its business continuity, system
reliability, and was able to meet the needs of a growing student body.
These staffing efficiencies saved nearly $300,000 in IT expenditures and
Delaware County Community College recognized the complicated process of
financial aid and was looking to make the pocess more intuitive. Using
Ellucian Banner Financial Aid Self Service and Banner WebTailer the
College created an easy to use web page called "Loan Wizard" that walks
each student through the application process, making it simple and
intuitive. As a result, the financial aid office was able to
significantly reduce manual loan processing and spent less time
answering applicants' questions and processed 63 percent more loans.
"The education community shares a common goal. To ensure students
attending higher education institutions receive a high return on
investment to ensure future success," said Jack Kramer, senior vice
president, customer perspective at Ellucian. "We want to congratulate
both Mercy College and Delaware County Community College on their
innovative approach to addressing specific needs. The savings - both in
money and man hours - is incredibly impressive. And the improvement of
the student experience speaks for itself."
For more information on the winners, or to find out the entry process
for 2015, please contact Rachel Copp by phone 703.261.2543
or email Rachel.Copp@ellucian.com.
Ellucian helps education institutions thrive in an open and dynamic
world. We deliver a broad portfolio of technology solutions, developed
in collaboration with a global education community, and provide
strategic guidance to help education institutions of all kinds navigate
change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies. More than
2,400 institutions in 40 countries around the world look to Ellucian for
the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people
everywhere discover their futures through learning. Visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com,
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