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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

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

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
Jenzabar Upgrades vs New Implementations - LisTedTECH

Distinguishing Product Upgrades from (New) Implementations

At LISTedTECH, we often talk about new implementations and their impact on company market share. We define new implementations as the initial implementation of one company’s product in a specific product category. When an institution selects, for example, Blackboard Ultra after it initially implemented Blackboard Learn, we don’t flag it as a new implementation; we ... Distinguishing Product Upgrades from (New) Implementations  Read More
SIS Decomissions - LisTedTECH

Which Products is Workday Student Replacing?

Since its inception in 2005, Workday steadily increased its market share in the human capital management product category. At first focusing on national and multinational companies like Aviva, CAE and Time Warner, Workday has now created the Student Solution. An increasing number of HigherEd institutions now consider replacing their student information systems with this solution. ... Which Products is Workday Student Replacing?  Read More
SIS Student Information System for K12 - LisTedTECH

An Update On The K-12 Student Information System (SIS) Historical Implementation

We first published this post last week (on July 19, 2021). Within hours of its initial publication, the article gained traction from consultants and some employees at Illuminate Education questioning our data on its student information system. We think it’s a good occasion to explain how we get our info and why our data was ... An Update On The K-12 Student Information System (SIS) Historical Implementation  Read More
SIS Companies vs Non SIS Company Products - LisTedTECH

Are Student Information Systems Being Replaced?

As you may have noticed, HigherEd evolves in a pendulum motion. At the university level, we can observe movements of centralization of services being depleted over time in favour of a decentralization favouring services in faculties and schools to then return to a central decision-making process a few years later. With IT systems being implemented ... Are Student Information Systems Being Replaced?  Read More
Cross Registration - LisTedTECH

Quottly – Helping Students Graduate on Time

Student graduation rate is a challenge that many universities and colleges face. We often see student success/retention systems being implemented to tackle this situation, but what about coming back to the basics and simply helping them find courses to finish their program? As part of our monthly series on edtech companies, this month, we showcase ... Quottly – Helping Students Graduate on Time  Read More
New Ellucian Implementations that are Hosted - LisTedTECH

Cloud Nine for Ellucian

Ellucian had their yearly conference Ellucian live 2021 last week. During the event, we saw several announcements about their cloud implementations. At LISTedTECH, we like to use this type of affirmations to help validate our data. We decided to use this occasion to share it. As a general rule, we are able to gather 80% ... Cloud Nine for Ellucian  Read More
HigherEd SIS History - LisTedTECH

Historical SIS Market for HigherEd Institutions – November 2020 Update

I am happy to share that 23 new systems are now part of this graph.

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Evolution SIS Market - LisTedTECH

Evolution of the Higher Ed SIS Market Share, 2000 – 2020

The four SIS vendors with the greatest market share take up almost 80% of the total SIS market share, and this has been stable for the past five years.

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