Robert Morris University Moves to the Cloud with Ellucian

03/10/2020 | 08:02am

Student-centric SaaS solutions will support innovative 100th anniversary modernization efforts

Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, today announced that Robert Morris University (RMU), a private institution near Pittsburgh, PA, has elected to move to the cloud with Ellucian Banner, Ellucian Ethos and Ellucian Analytics. Deployed in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, Ellucian Banner will replace the university's existing homegrown enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution and is an integral part of RMU’s strategic plan to create an innovative, student-centric digital experience.

RMU is approaching its 100th anniversary and is marking the occasion with a university-wide digital transformation. To accomplish this modernization effort, RMU required a modern, stable student system and a technology partner that could offer a proven solution with an active local user community.

“Going into this process, we knew we needed a vendor we could trust for the long-haul and who could grow along with us,” said Robert Morris University CIO Phil Miller. “We have seen the immense benefits that cloud-based solutions have brought to other Pennsylvania universities and we wanted to bring those benefits to our students. I’m confident that Banner will be a great asset to RMU as we migrate to the cloud and create a modern, empowering experience for our students.”

With Ellucian Banner, RMU will have the flexibility to quickly scale and adapt to a growing student community, empower students to manage their degree path online and via mobile application, and create a rich self-service environment in one portal. The university will also leverage Ellucian Ethos and Analytics platforms to increase efficiency, aggregate actionable insights, and develop a more modern experience centered around student success.

“Like RMU, we highly value a cloud-first, customer-first strategy,” said Ellucian President and CEO Laura Ipsen. “This alignment gives us unique insights into RMU’s priority to enhance the student experience with a streamlined, modern and mobile platform that supports the ultimate goal of successful careers and lives. We look forward to many more years of innovation and partnership with RMU, as we work together to enrich the digital experience for its students.”

About Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University is a nationally ranked doctoral research university enrolling approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. RMU offers fully online courses as well as a traditional residential college experience at its campus on 230 scenic acres 17 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. The Colonials compete in 16 NCAA Division I sports, including ice hockey, basketball, football, volleyball and lacrosse.

About Ellucian

Ellucian is the market leader charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. From student recruitment to workforce analytics; from fundraising opportunities to alumni engagement; Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence.

Working with a community of more than 2,700 customers in over 50 countries, Ellucian keeps innovating as higher education keeps evolving. Drawing on its comprehensive higher education business acumen and a suite of services, Ellucian guides its customers through manageable, sustainable digital transformation—so that every type of institution and student can thrive in today’s fast-changing landscape. To find out what’s next in higher education solutions and services, visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com.

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