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Workday Historical Implementations

Workday: Focus on Student Success

Workday entered the education world about a decade ago. The offering of its HR Management and Financial Management solutions went without saying, but Workday positioned itself in the education world when it launched Workday Student in 2016. Ex-PeopleSoft Employees Founded a New Company Workday was founded in March 2005 following the acquisition of PeopleSoft by Oracle. ... Workday: Focus on Student Success  Read More

SIS Investments Doubled in 2021: Our Numbers

On June 14, 2022, at least three HigherEd-oriented websites (Inside HigherEd; Higher Ed Dive; EdScoop) published articles stating that investments in the SIS product group doubled in 2021. The authors referenced a report by the Tambellini Group. In this post, we want to add some data insights on SIS implementations available in our database. For ... SIS Investments Doubled in 2021: Our Numbers  Read More
Historical HigherEd SIS Market

Jenzabar: From a Class Enrollment Portal to a Multi-Product Platform

The story behind Jenzabar is strongly linked to its CEO and Founder Chai Ling. Chai, a Chinese native came to the US in 1990 to study public affairs. She then worked at Bain & Co. where she met her future husband Robert A. Maginn Jr. By the end of the decade, she received an M.B.A. ... Jenzabar: From a Class Enrollment Portal to a Multi-Product Platform  Read More

SIS Product Niches Emerge from New Enrollment Grouping

Last Thursday, we talked about Populi in one of our company profiles. As mentioned in this post, Populi is mostly implemented in smaller religious-oriented institutions. With this update on a post, we wanted to drill down further into the student information system product category. Instead of presenting the enrollment bands with the regular grouping (1-2,499; ... SIS Product Niches Emerge from New Enrollment Grouping  Read More

Populi: Designed for Smaller Institutions

Populi is fundamentally different in its business approach. Instead of proposing one solution in one product category and building their company from there, the company chose to target one specific client type: smaller colleges. And from there, they offered them an all-in-one software suite. At first, we had doubts about this company. How can they ... Populi: Designed for Smaller Institutions  Read More
PowerSchool's Running Number of SIS Implementations

PowerSchool: The Path to Dominate the K-12 Market

Like many IT stories in the 1980s and 1990s, the creation of PowerSchool initiated from one specific need: getting attendance tracking (as well as other information) to be sent through the school district’s network. From this initial class project, Greg Porter (founder of PowerSchool) worked on his project to build the first version of PowerSchool ... PowerSchool: The Path to Dominate the K-12 Market  Read More
Ellucian Acquires CampusLogic to Enhance its Portfolio - LISTedTECH

Ellucian Acquires CampusLogic to Enhance its Portfolio

What can push a company renowned for its SIS and ERP solutions to purchase a company in the financial aid category? This is probably what people asked when they read about the most recent acquisition made by Ellucian. The main reason for such purchases is mainly linked to potential growth in the client base or ... Ellucian Acquires CampusLogic to Enhance its Portfolio  Read More
Some Data Context on "[SIS] Difficulties Frustrate Universities" - LISTedTECH

Some Data Context on “[SIS] Difficulties Frustrate Universities”

On January 11, we came across an excellent article written by Suzanne Smalley on Inside Higher Ed titled “Student Information System Difficulties Frustrate Universities” regarding the struggles universities face when it comes to implementing new student information systems. We would like to offer some data context on this article. We encourage you to read the ... Some Data Context on “[SIS] Difficulties Frustrate Universities”  Read More
Number of Clients by World Regions

Ellucian-D2L Expanded Partnership

The last few weeks were worthy of a Hollywood movie for D2L. First, they announced at the end of September 2021 that they will soon go public. Then, we learned in mid-October that their initial public offering (IPO) would value them at over US$1-billion. And, as the icing on the cake, Ellucian expanded its partnership ... Ellucian-D2L Expanded Partnership  Read More
Educause Average Size Booths by Product Categories

Does the Educause Exhibitor’s Floor Plan Reflect Market Trends in HigherEd IT?

Educause annual conference is around the corner. As its website mentions, “this event showcases the best thinking in higher education IT.” A few weeks back, I questioned myself about the Educause conference and its exhibitor floor plan. More precisely, I wondered if the booths were a good indicator of market trends? I decided to dig ... Does the Educause Exhibitor’s Floor Plan Reflect Market Trends in HigherEd IT?  Read More
Evolution SIS

SIS 2021 Update

This week, we present our annual update on the SIS market share in the U.S. and Canada. When we compare the 2021 market situation with 2020, there are no major differences but, when we look at the specifics, we see intriguing data. Although the SIS market is still dominated by very few companies, the four ... SIS 2021 Update  Read More
Athology Blackboard Overlap - LisTedTECH

Anthology and Blackboard to Merge Into a Massive New Company

On September 13th, Anthology and Blackboard announced they will merge by the end of 2021. This transaction will “create the most comprehensive EdTech ecosystem across academic, administrative and student engagement applications”, mentioned the joint press release. This mega-company will serve more than 150 million users spread over 4,000 campuses in 90+ countries.  A long-time learning ... Anthology and Blackboard to Merge Into a Massive New Company  Read More

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