Stephens College Selects SunGard Higher Education To Help Deliver A Superior Campus Experience
To help enhance the campus experience for students, improve administrative efficiency, and support data-driven decision making, Stephens College has chosen to replace its legacy administrative software with the PowerCAMPUS Unified Digital Campus (UDC) from SunGard Higher Education (http://www.sungardhe.com).
“After analyzing our business processes we determined that we were not going to achieve the efficiency we needed until we made a quantum leap with a change to a new system,” said Douglas J. Lange, vice president of operations and facilities at Stephens College. “The PowerCAMPUS UDC provides us with a significant opportunity to dramatically reengineer our entire process to improve the way we do business while helping us to provide more and better services to our constituents.”
The Missouri-based institution has experienced an enrollment increase of more than 50 percent over the last four years. With rapid enrollment growth came a significant increase in administrative tasks. Its existing legacy system lacked the ability to integrate with other campus systems, resulting in administrative and IT staffs having to complete many business process tasks manually. In addition, the legacy system did not provide a platform to offer comprehensive online services.
SunGard Higher Education’s PowerCAMPUS UDC assists small to mid-sized institutions in bringing together people, processes and technology to help measurably improve performance. Built on Microsoft technologies and integrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP, PowerCAMPUS UDC helps institutions respond effectively to new demands for improved accountability, performance and productivity. By automating core processes such as admissions, academic records, advancement, billing and cash receipts, financial aid, finance, and human resources, and improving interactions with portal and self-service tools for everyone across campus, the PowerCAMPUS UDC helps institutions deliver the kinds of learning experiences that can transform lives.
Some of the new online services the College plans to provide through the PowerCAMPUS UDC include online management of financial aid accounts, creating degree plans online with an advisor, and seamless integration with learning management and other campus systems.
Leaders at Stephens College will now have the tools to make more data-driven, strategic decisions for the institution using real-time reports detailing academic outcomes, enrollment trends and overall institutional performance.
“We are pleased to have Stephens College join the PowerCAMPUS community,” said Renee Pacini, vice president of PowerCAMPUS, SunGard Higher Education. “We look forward to supporting its leaders in realizing their vision to offer more and better services to empower students, faculty and alumni, and help enhance operational efficiencies and measurably improve institutional performance.”
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