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University of the Cumberlands Launches Ellucian Banner SaaS, Completing Strategic ERP Cloud Transformation

May 14, 2019 GMT

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2019--

Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, today announced that the University of the Cumberlands (UC), a private liberal arts university based in Williamsburg, Kentucky, has gone live with Ellucian Banner ® as its SaaS-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.


UC selected Banner SaaS in late 2017 with a goal of managing the university’s tremendous growth and integrating data from its multiple campuses and online school. Additionally, by deploying Ellucian’s SaaS-based software, each of UC’s functional units will be able to streamline processes, better embrace best practices and improve the experience for faculty and students alike.

“The move to Banner SaaS is much more than just implementing a new ERP, with the cloud deployment we’re now confident that we can scale alongside our expected enrollment growth—we’ve gone from 1,800 to nearly 14,000 over the past 10 years—and we’re able to provide the best user experience possible to our students 365 days a year,” said University of the Cumberlands VP of Information Services Donnie Grimes, Ph.D., CISSP. “Ellucian’s experts kept the project on track and served as a wealth of hands-on, higher ed specific knowledge, ensuring a successful migration–they have been a great partner in our move to the cloud.”


Within 24 hours of its launch, the system logged more than 6,900 registrations by more than 2,600 students. The new Banner ecosystem, supported by Ellucian Ethos and Ellucian Analytics platforms, will empower users to manage institutional and student data within one dashboard, while enabling insightful reporting that will illuminate trends, highlight progress and inform decisions. The university will also be implementing Banner Financial Aid and Banner HR in 2019.

“We are thrilled to not only provide UC with a solution that will scale alongside its rapid growth, but one that also creates the seamless digital experience students have come to expect,” said Ellucian Chief Customer Officer, Chris Collins. “This first registration live on Banner SaaS is an important milestone for UC and we are happy to have achieved it together.”

About Ellucian

Inspired by the transformative impact of education, Ellucian develops solutions that power the essential work of colleges and universities. As the world’s leading provider of software and services designed for higher education, Ellucian works with more than 2,500 institutions in 50+ countries—enhancing operations and enriching the experience for nearly 20 million students.

Ellucian provides student information systems (SIS), finance and HR, recruiting, retention, analytics and advancement software solutions. With a full suite of cloud ready solutions, Ellucian provides institutions with the choice and flexibility in how, what and when they deploy solutions in the cloud. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting.

Ellucian brings power, passion, and performance to bear for higher education, and its ability to better our world. Visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com.

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