About Ellucian

Ellucian is a suite of operations tools for both public and private higher education institutions with modules for enterprise resource planning (ERP), student information systems (SIS), constituent relationship management, and analytics. Designed specifically for higher education, Ellucian offers a range of solutions for a variety of educational needs. Ellucian Banner helps businesses to manage workflows and resources through an ERP system, Ellucian Colleague helps manage people and processes, Ellucian PowerCampus can be used to manage productivity in smaller institutions, Ellucian Quercus is an integrated digital student information system, and Ellucian Elevate can be used to manage operations for non-traditional courses.

In order to enhance the learning experience for both students and staff, the Ellucian suite of tools offers a range of features including online registration for students, attendance tracking, HR tools, financial aid management, communications tools, marketing, productivity analytics, and more. Ellucian’s CRM solutions such as Ellucian CRM Recruit and Ellucian Degree Works aid with engaging students, sharing information across departments, and providing students with the tools they need to plan their degree and track academic progress. Students, advisors, teachers, and institutions can all utilize Ellucian’s analytics products to gain insight from actionable insights, optimize efficiencies , identify trends, and more.

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

English, Spanish

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Features

Total features of Ellucian: 51

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Alumni Management
  • Application Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CRM
  • Candidate Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Portal
  • Colleges / Universities
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forms Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • HR Management
  • Higher Education
  • Information Hub
  • Learning Management
  • Mobile App
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Payments
  • Opportunity Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Records Management
  • Recruitment Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

3.6 /5
(66)
Value for Money
3.2/5
Features
3.5/5
Ease of Use
3.3/5
Customer Support
3.6/5

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Timothy S. Timothy S.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Very stable software used by best higher ed. institutes

Reviewed on 19/06/2018

Ellucian Banner has provided our students and staff with a single application that manages aspects...

Ellucian Banner has provided our students and staff with a single application that manages aspects of course registration, work, bills, payments, grades, academic status.
Single sign on module was extremely helpful

Pros

It is a high-end software. Very stable. It integrates with the Microsoft LDAP. We have been using it for student and employee account management in term of course registration, tax forms, billing, salaries, student employment, grading, transcripts. It has very secure and solid database which is essential for the above mentioned matters.

Cons

Managing it requires training. It is not easy to administer. The price is very high compared to competing software in the higher education sector.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

University Accounting

Reviewed on 28/03/2019

Overall we are very satisfied with Ellucian. It provides our business and finance team books that...

Overall we are very satisfied with Ellucian. It provides our business and finance team books that are used for easy reporting and a clean UI interface.

Pros

I have been a user of Ellucian banner for over six years and have been through countless updates. The product keeps improving where I think things are already good, and is quick to address current issues. Our organization loves the fact that we can use a web based version as well. Additionally, the UI is very clean and I can understand what is affecting our balance sheet, income statement, ect., all at a quick glance. Finally, the reports that are generated from Ellucian are very helpful and make it so I can create accurate reconciliations.

Cons

The one problem we run into with Ellucian is that training to use the product is difficult. Many screens have specific acronyms to access them, which is hard for people to remember. However, they have introduced a search function that allows you to use words and it acts more like a google search, which is helpful to find what you need.

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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Not a good integrated solution

Reviewed on 21/11/2018

Negative, frankly. While helpful and polite, the team seems too inexperienced to be of much help....

Negative, frankly. While helpful and polite, the team seems too inexperienced to be of much help. In fact, Ellucian seems to cause most of the problems themselves through self-inflicted wounds. Each update or patch implements some new ‘improvement’ that breaks most workflows and processes built for the previous version. As such, the hope to get a slight improvement ends up costing weeks of manpower to fix everything else in the test environment over and over again.

Pros

Ideally, when functional, the functionality between Ellucian products can be helpful. We use Banner and eRecruit CRM. We expected the CRM/ERP integration to be the best selling point when choosing the CRM application.

Cons

Despite being the same company, the products are not as seemless as we felt it should be. It took well over a year of implementation of the eRecruit CRM to customize it to fit with the Banner ERP. Even then, we still find issues where things are not being converted from one to the other well. One example, on the CRM, GB is the country abrieviation for the UK (Great Britain), but in the ERP, this is shown as Gabon. I’ve wasted so much time programming and converting little things like this that I find it hard to believe they were released by the same company.

Neisha P. Neisha P.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Ellucian for Community College

Reviewed on 14/11/2018

In the beginning I had to constantly keep my list of instructions handy if I wanted to enter a...

In the beginning I had to constantly keep my list of instructions handy if I wanted to enter a requisition for a purchase order, now its easy because I've done so many. Practice makes perfect!!!!

Pros

I liked how you can add features, customize it for the needs of the institution. I work for a small college and we don't need all the extra features that the larger colleges might implement.

Cons

It can be a little difficult to navigate for the beginner. Unless the user knows what they want there is a chance of getting lost. Ive been using the software for about 4 years now and i sometimes get lost or have to search for specific information. There is no menu with a list of options. So I guess what I'm saying is that it would be nice if it was more user friendly, easier to navigate.

Lisa R. Lisa R.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Ellucian User for 15+ years

Reviewed on 30/08/2019

Pros

Since our college gained access to the web-based version of Ellucian (we call it Colleague at our school, too), it has been a lot easier to use.

Cons

I wish the help feature and other help documents were a little easier to follow. We used to have a gentleman who worked in Admissions & Records that would make PowerPoint presentations and quick guides to help out the Ellucian users.

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Ellucian has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Ellucian supports the following languages:

English, Spanish

Ellucian supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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Ellucian offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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