Higher Education Software Solutions
UNIT4's Agresso Education is a fully-integrated Higher Education software solution designed to manage the day-to-day activities of administrators, faculty and students both now and in the future. Our higher education software solution provides:
- a solution tailored for the unique needs of dynamic institutions;
- a powerful toolset for responding to evolving needs;
- all the business information needed to enable sound and timely decision-making.
From attracting desirable students, and supporting them throughout their education, to maintaining relationships during their alumni years, Agresso Education offers a new approach to higher education management software that enables all stakeholders to be more creative and innovative in how they fulfill their mandates.
Designed for Institutions Living in Change
Agresso Education is ideal for institutions that require agility and the ability to respond to constant and often unexpected administrative change. UNIT4 works with innovators and leaders who need Higher Education software solutions that offer post-implementation agility: the ability to respond to change and adapt your system without involving costly external consultants and constrained IT resources.
An agile student information system can empower your institution to respond to both predictable and unpredictable change drivers:
- Competitive pressures to recruiting new students
- Regulatory changes
- Changes in school governance
- Changing reporting hierarchies or requirements
- Acquisition or sale of new property / buildings
- Trend toward institutions merging.
Education Information Management System
|Student Components||Business Components|
|Registrar & Student Records||Financial Management|
|Recruiting & Admissions||Procurement Management|
|Student Services||Human Resources/Payroll|
|Business Office - Student Accounts & Billing||Project Costing and Billing|
|Institution-Wide Benefits||Reporting and Analytics|
|Business Process Automation|
|Planning Budgeting and Forecasting|
Taking Advantage of Current Technology
“Today we can access data that we never had before. College deans and project coordinators can view detailed information about each individual program — information such as revenue and expenses, travel costs, and profitability — instantaneously. It’s right there at their fingertips. And they can use that information to make sound business decisions. It saves time, money, and makes us all much more efficient than ever before.”Carlos Arenas, Finance Manager, Bow Valley College
Agresso Education’s unique architecture allows it to run atop of the latest technology and “move with the times” – today, taking advantage of .NET; tomorrow, whatever the next generation of platforms brings – without re-development or product obsolescence. Customers are assured:
- a long-term stable education information management system;
- all the benefits of current software technology;
- an agile foundation that eliminates duplication of effort.
A common theme in software for higher education is frustration with legacy education information management systems built on out-of-date technology. They are difficult for staff to use, require significant manual intervention, and are difficult to change. In many cases maintenance agreements become overly burdensome and applications are no longer supported.
The Agresso Education Difference
Our higher education software solution is built on a unique platform called: Vita architecture, which allows for changes to your system long after initial installation – in response to changing requirements, at the lowest possible cost and without
depending on expensive external consultants and constrained IT resources.
Changes to match new structures, processes and reporting requirements, as well as regulatory changes, can be swiftly and effectively made immediately, via screen-based tools by operational users without the need for programming.
With its architecture, web services, API and integration tools, Agresso's software for higher education provides a education information management system that is built to last.
Easy Access to Information
All education information management systems are good at data acquisition and storage. Where Agresso Education is different, is its ability to get that data out in the form of relevant information. Its unique architecture provides users with access to all the student and business information they need, without involving IT, via user-friendly inquiry and reporting tools.
Whether you are in the Registrar's Office, driving Recruiting and Admissions, responsible for Student Services, working in the Business Office, or any other function at your institution. Agresso Education provides the relevant information to make your job easier.
The Agresso Assessment Engine – Degree Audit and Much More
The key to the Assessment Engine is that you can create your own processes and define your own stages and monitoring points based on any data in the system.
Agresso Education offers unique and unparalleled degree audit capabilities. Agresso Education's Assessment Engine monitors satisfactory academic performance and keeps students on track to complete their programs. But it can do much more. Virtually any process (e.g. recruitment) can be created and tracked by the Assessment Engine, which automatically moves the process through defined stages and provides alerts when necessary. Below are some examples of how the Assessment Engine works in Recruitment and Student Billing:
- Develop a program to systematically attract new students;
- Identify prospects and move them through a communications program;
- Rank applicants to identify key prospects;
- Monitor successful campaigns.
Student billing process
- Track payment of fees and move student from "applied" to "enrolled";
- Alert students of billing status;
- Initiate transcript holds and registration restrictions;
- Alert financial aid coordinators.
UNIT4 Business Software's Experience
UNIT4 Business Software has a long and solid history with over 400 higher education institutions around the world. Our commitment to the higher education sector is marked by our significant, ongoing investment in the Agresso Education solution and our increasing customer successes in both the United States and Canada.
Contact us for more information about how we can help your organization embrace change!
The Student Lifecycle
|Agile higher education software makes you more competitive.