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How School Closures Impacted Anthology’s Client Base

Last week, James and I attended Anthology Together, where I got the chance to meet with some Anthology executives, clients and service providers. During one of these meetings, I had an interesting discussion on school closures and their impact. When I returned to my hotel room, I looked into Anthology’s clients to better understand the situation. ... How School Closures Impacted Anthology’s Client Base  Read More

Another Update on the Definition of (Tech) Peer Institution  

Many institutional leaders seek to understand which technology other similar institutions have implemented before partnering with a specific vendor. In a previous post, we revisited our approach to determine institutional peers, intending to inform this institutional decision-making, leveraging many variables from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), such as institutional sector, enrollment size, etc. But can ... Another Update on the Definition of (Tech) Peer Institution    Read More

Gaining Deeper Insight into Implementation Trends

Most people love looking at implementation trends. For example, many of us pore over trends, such as how our favorite sports teams have done over the past ten games or how the stock market has performed this year. Those of us in the world of education analyze student success metrics (retention rates, etc.), institutional revenues, ... Gaining Deeper Insight into Implementation Trends  Read More

Justin’s Thoughts on Ellucian Live 2023

Almost a month has passed since my return from Ellucian Live 2023. I am still processing everything I saw and the announcements that Ellucian made. I must be honest: Ellucian Live 2023 was my first Ellucian conference. My first impression: it was big, almost as big as Educause. A little over 5,000 participants gathered in New ... Justin’s Thoughts on Ellucian Live 2023  Read More

Understanding Technology Bundles 

We often receive questions from institutional leaders and vendors about which bundles of technology institutions have implemented. Institutional leaders ask this question to inform decision-making about which technologies to implement. Vendors often want to gain insight into these bundles to understand how institutions arrange their technologies and see where their products might fit.   But is ... Understanding Technology Bundles   Read More

Non-Degree Programming and the Second SIS

Following our December post on product implementations and online learners in the SIS market, we received feedback that we didn’t mention the solutions to manage students’ journeys through non-degree programs outside the “traditional SIS” model. We wrote about these solutions in January, calling them continuing education SIS. In this post, we will explore the continuing education SIS ... Non-Degree Programming and the Second SIS  Read More

Dual View: Another Perspective on the Market Share

We usually present the market share for the product categories using the number of institutions. This is currently our default view. However, this way of presenting does not tell everything, and stakeholders should have access to other metrics when making product selections. This post compares market share by the number of institutions and enrollment to ... Dual View: Another Perspective on the Market Share  Read More

What is the Outcome of Implementing New Admission CRMs… New Enrollments?

Since 2011, some 550 four-year public and private non-profit institutions, slightly more than 20% of the entire U.S. market, implemented at least one of the admission CRMs.  These solutions have become increasingly common, especially with an ever-growing emphasis on enrollment and the need to modernize and operationalize complex enrollment management processes.  As billed by the ... What is the Outcome of Implementing New Admission CRMs… New Enrollments?  Read More
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Are Universities Ready for a Subscription Model?

Over the past years, I’ve been thinking a lot about subscription models. Nowadays, we see this business structure for several services: video-on-demand, music streaming, even meal kits delivered to your porch. The continuous relationship between clients and providers is put at the forefront and remains central to this business structure. At ListEdTech, we have also ... Are Universities Ready for a Subscription Model?  Read More
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SIS Market: Comparing Students in US 4-Year Institutions

We have written a good deal about the SIS market, particularly around the market share, as defined by the number of higher education institutions that a given solution works with and how schools of certain enrollment sizes tend to use particular vendors’ solutions.   This post will look at the SIS market through a slightly different lens- the ... SIS Market: Comparing Students in US 4-Year Institutions  Read More
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Market Niches Can Change… But They Usually Don’t

We often believe that companies enter a product category and their client base remains the same over the years. Even if this is true for some companies, others see diversification in their client profiles. In the past, we have produced an analysis of SIS product niches. Today, we expand this analysis of market niches to ... Market Niches Can Change… But They Usually Don’t  Read More
Average Software Budget

Average Software Budget

One of our clients questioned us if we have any way to know the average software budget by institutions every year. Without any preliminary research, our initial answer was no. Then, a few months passed, during which we drilled down contracts and other implementation data. Now, we can say that we have a vague idea. ... Average Software Budget  Read More