Higher Education and Research Software Solutions
UNIT4's Campus is a fully-integrated higher education and research software suite designed to manage the day-to-day activities of administrators, faculty and students both now and in the future. Our higher education and research software provides:
- solutions 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 awarding research grants and maintaining alumni relationships. UNIT4 Campus offers a new approach to higher education and research management software that enables all stakeholders to be more creative and innovative in how they fulfill their mandates.
Designed for Institutions Living in Change
UNIT4 Campus is ideal for institutions that require agility and the ability to respond to constant and often unexpected change brought on by evolving student expectations, increased financial pressures, new technology, global competition, and many other change drivers. Our strategy is to deliver the support that institutions need to meet these changing demands on an international scale.
UNIT4 works with innovators and leaders who need higher education and research software solutions that offer post-implementation agility: the ability to respond to change quickly and adapt your system without involving costly external consultants and constrained IT resources.
An agile enterprise resource planning and 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 and reporting hierarchies
- Changing course delivery models
- Acquisition or sale of new property / buildings
- Trends toward institutions merging
- Emerging technology.
Want an example? Learn how Royal Roads University leverages UNIT4 solutions to respond to change, saving thousands of dollars year over year, while delivering an enhanced user experience and achieving aggressive enrollment growth.
UNIT4 Campus – Solutions for Education and Research
The UNIT4 Campus suite consists of components that support the entire student lifecycle, as well as the research and business functions of dynamic, fast-changing national and international institutions worldwide. UNIT4 Campus solutions include:
- Student Lifecycle Management – UNIT4 Agresso Education is an integrated student information system, designed to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruiting, admissions, curriculum, registration, academic records, student billing, degree audit, and more.
- Research Management – UNIT4 Agresso Research Costing and Pricing is a comprehensive costing, pricing and approval solution that enables the production of accurate cost estimates and expedites agreement on appropriate prices for grant applications.
- Enterprise Management – Multiple integrated solutions built on the UNIT4 Agresso platform manage every function of the institution, such as financials, procurement, human resources and payroll, project costing and billing, reporting and analytics, business process automation, planning budgeting and forecasting, and more.
UNIT4 Campus Solutions
|Agresso - Business Components||Agresso Education - Student Components|
|Financial Management||Registrar & Student Records|
|Research 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
UNIT4 Campus is built on a unique architecture which 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 and research 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 and research institutions is frustration with legacy 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 UNIT4 Difference
Our higher education and research software solutions are built on the UNIT4 Agresso platform, with its agile 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 agile architecture, web services, API and integration tools,UNIT4's software for higher education and research provides an information management system that is built to last.
Easy Access to Information
All management information systems are good at data acquisition and storage. Where UNIT4 Campus 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 Research Department, or any other function at your institution. UNIT4's education and research solutions provide 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.
UNIT4 Campus offers unique and unparalleled degree audit capabilities. The 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. student 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 our student recruitment package and student billing system:
- 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's Proven Track Record
UNIT4 Business Software serves over 400 education and research institutions around the world. UNIT4 serves a special niche of customers across a variety of sectors that are characterized by the common need to manage ongoing change. Our customers include colleges, universities, research institutions, not-for-profit associations, foundations, and governments who strive to lead and who seek software that supports the imagination and innovation of their own people.
Contact us for more information about how we can help your institution embrace change!
The Student Lifecycle
Attract and retain the best students using targeted marketing programs with complete flexibility to define or change criteria.
Seamlessly convert candidates into students, managing and tracking all correspondence. Monitor and analyze your strategies to ensure the best policy decisions are made.
Eliminate paperwork to focus on meaningful assistance to students. Offer flexible registration options and wait lists across multiple programs, departments and campuses.
Comprehensive, instant access to all student information in one place (academic and financial). Exceptional flexibility to create course catalogs and schedules.
Improve cash flow and financial health with automated, instant posting of all fees and awards with up-to-the-minute accuracy. Use multiple currencies and tax schemes.
Ensure students are on track to complete their degrees by creating virtually any set of requirements to monitor. Provide “what-if” scenarios for students switching programs.
Manage the entire cycle of research projects from the conception of an idea to the completion of a project. Increase the control and transparency of costing, pricing, and approvals.
Stay connected with alumni and build an ongoing cycle of recruitment. Full integration with best-of-breed solutions to provide institutional advancement.