Ellucian Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Ellucian

Suite of operations tools for higher education

3.68/5 (90 reviews)

Ellucian overview

What is Ellucian?

Ellucian is a suite of operations tools for both public and private higher education institutions with modules for enterprise resource planning (ERP), student information systems (SIS), constituent relationship management, and analytics. Designed specifically for higher education, Ellucian offers a range of solutions for a variety of educational needs. Ellucian Banner helps businesses to manage workflows and resources through an ERP system, Ellucian Colleague helps manage people and processes, Ellucian PowerCampus can be used to manage productivity in smaller institutions, Ellucian Quercus is an integrated digital student information system, and Ellucian Elevate can be used to manage operations for non-traditional courses.

In order to enhance the learning experience for both students and staff, the Ellucian suite of tools offers a range of features including online registration for students, attendance tracking, HR tools, financial aid management, communications tools, marketing, productivity analytics, and more. Ellucian’s CRM solutions such as Ellucian CRM Recruit and Ellucian Degree Works aid with engaging students, sharing information across departments, and providing students with the tools they need to plan their degree and track academic progress. Students, advisors, teachers, and institutions can all utilize Ellucian’s analytics products to gain insight from actionable insights, optimize efficiencies , identify trends, and more.
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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Spanish
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Ellucian reviews

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Ryan Smitt

I use this software every day for my accounting job at a major Midwest university.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-23
Review Source: Capterra

This software has allowed me to be very efficient with my work as I am able to identify any accounting issues that may arise. Additionally, the system makes it very easy to look at prior fiscal years, which is a very large benefit when our auditors are asking for that information.

Pros
This software, and the newest update, has made accounting a breeze. The financial system allows me to easily see where any reconciling item may be, and allows me reference codes so I may gather further detail. The new capability of using Chrome is a great feature as well because our entire organization is comfortable with the format.

Cons
My only con would be that on some screens I am not able to copy certain data, which requires me to manually input the data. This is a small complaint because it is minimal amounts of typing.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tara Freeman

Financial Aid User

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Ellucian Banner is the platform that I have used at my previous and current university, while working in financial aid. I have only ever used Banner so I do not have another platform to compare it to. This system has been very beneficial in automating the processing for financial aid. I have used this program for over 7 years. All student, and employee, related information is stored in one location and necessary processing can be handled with Banner. Financially and academic based, this program has helped be the "one-stop-shop" for all information for our large student base. Banner 9 has made the screens easier to use for new users (due to acronyms) but Banner 8 was the most efficient program I have ran.

Cons
Banner 9 seems to have a lag between screens that has not yet been improved. Being web-based, it has really slowed down or processing. There are glitches that are quickly fixed but there seems to be more issues with this new Banner program than what we ever dealt with while using Banner 8.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Lisa Richardson

Ellucian User for 15+ years

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-30
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Since our college gained access to the web-based version of Ellucian (we call it Colleague at our school, too), it has been a lot easier to use.

Cons
I wish the help feature and other help documents were a little easier to follow. We used to have a gentleman who worked in Admissions & Records that would make PowerPoint presentations and quick guides to help out the Ellucian users.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Not a good integrated solution

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-21
Review Source: Capterra

Negative, frankly. While helpful and polite, the team seems too inexperienced to be of much help. In fact, Ellucian seems to cause most of the problems themselves through self-inflicted wounds. Each update or patch implements some new ‘improvement’ that breaks most workflows and processes built for the previous version. As such, the hope to get a slight improvement ends up costing weeks of manpower to fix everything else in the test environment over and over again.

Pros
Ideally, when functional, the functionality between Ellucian products can be helpful. We use Banner and eRecruit CRM. We expected the CRM/ERP integration to be the best selling point when choosing the CRM application.

Cons
Despite being the same company, the products are not as seemless as we felt it should be. It took well over a year of implementation of the eRecruit CRM to customize it to fit with the Banner ERP. Even then, we still find issues where things are not being converted from one to the other well. One example, on the CRM, GB is the country abrieviation for the UK (Great Britain), but in the ERP, this is shown as Gabon. I’ve wasted so much time programming and converting little things like this that I find it hard to believe they were released by the same company.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Caroline Siefert

Ellucian review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-29
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It’s fairly easy to use but you do need some training on learning all the acronyms they use.

Cons
Every time they do an update to the product it seems to disrupt the flow of our production because every one is so thrown off the changes.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Ellucian pricing

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Ellucian features

Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Learning Management
Records Management
Registration Management
Self Service Portal

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Attendance Tracking (77 other apps)
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Communication Management (87 other apps)
Content Management (73 other apps)
Course Authoring (86 other apps)
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Data Import/Export (73 other apps)
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Additional information for Ellucian

Key features of Ellucian

  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Alumni Management
  • Application Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Communication Tools
  • Curriculum Management
  • Faculty / Staff Management
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Information Hub
  • Mobile App
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Payments
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduling
  • Student Information / Records
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