Ellucian Features

Ellucian

Suite of operations tools for higher education

3.64/5 (95 reviews)

Ellucian Feature Summary

  • 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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API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts / Escalation
Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Budget Control
Budgeting
Business Analysis
Business Intelligence
CRM Integration
Calendar Management
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Compliance Management
Customer Accounts
Dashboard Creation
Document Management
Document Storage
ERP Integration
Enrollment Management
Event Calendar
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Forms Management
HR Management
Learning Management
Monitoring
Opportunity Management
Payroll Management
Prioritizing
Procurement Management
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Notifications
Records Management
Recruitment Management
Registration Management
Resource Allocation
Resource Management
Self Service Portal
Student Management
Student Portal
Talent Acquisition
Task Management
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics
Workflow Management
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API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts / Escalation
Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Budget Control
Budgeting
Business Analysis
Business Intelligence
CRM Integration
Calendar Management
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Compliance Management
Customer Accounts
Dashboard Creation
Document Management
Document Storage
ERP Integration
Enrollment Management
Event Calendar
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Forms Management
HR Management
Learning Management
Monitoring
Opportunity Management
Payroll Management
Prioritizing
Procurement Management
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Notifications
Records Management
Recruitment Management
Registration Management
Resource Allocation
Resource Management
Self Service Portal
Student Management
Student Portal
Talent Acquisition
Task Management
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics
Workflow Management
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API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts / Escalation
Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Budget Control
Budgeting
Business Analysis
Business Intelligence
CRM Integration
Calendar Management
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Compliance Management
Customer Accounts
Dashboard Creation
Document Management
Document Storage
ERP Integration
Enrollment Management
Event Calendar
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Forms Management
HR Management
Learning Management
Monitoring
Opportunity Management
Payroll Management
Prioritizing
Procurement Management
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Notifications
Records Management
Recruitment Management
Registration Management
Resource Allocation
Resource Management
Self Service Portal
Student Management
Student Portal
Talent Acquisition
Task Management
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics
Workflow Management
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Mobile apps

iOS App


355 reviews

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


1,757 reviews

Ellucian Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Ellucian's features:

Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)

Ellucians

2019-09-10

The ability to update our Customer Relationship Management system with exported data-sets.

Pros

Since this uses Oracle and SQL, I like having the ability to write reports for assistance in extracting data from the data tables we use.

Cons

The software has many different modules and the last version of software released helped out with a more intuitive interface.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 1001-5000 employees)

Access your university from your pc

2019-04-03

I have used this system when I was a professor assistant and student

Pros

Students can easly check their duties and see their activities on this system and professors can easily manage their classes easily.

Cons

The money you pay and the service you have dont compensate each other

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 501-1000 employees)

Ellucian

2020-04-08

Pros

My workplace uses Ellucian's Banner 9 for a Learning Management System.

Cons

The navigation is clunky and slow. The interface isn't intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike Johnson

Colleague as an ERP

2016-10-15

Ellucian has been working hard to improve Colleague's features and functionality, especially on the Self-Service platform.

Pros

Mobile friendly self service Integration through Ellucian XE Active user community on Ellucian's eCommunities social media platform

Cons

Reporting. Expect to spend money on a reporting tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Justin Gaver

Banner Finance - Higher Education Focus

2018-09-30

Banner Finance allows our AP team to pull vendor data quickly and to export that information for closer review.

Pros

Banner Finance forms allow users to export into excel, which makes research easy.

Cons

The Banner 9 integration seems to make transitioning between forms sluggish.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 501-1000 employees)

Expensive and old-fashioned

2018-06-21

It is a complete solution for a university management system.

Pros

One thing you can say about Banner Finance is that it is complete. It can handle whatever a university throws at it.

Cons

The interface is still forms-based, just like in the 1970s.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Timothy Sawah

Very stable software used by best higher ed. institutes

2018-06-19

Ellucian Banner has provided our students and staff with a single application that manages aspects of course registration, work, bills, payments, grades, academic status.

Pros

We have been using it for student and employee account management in term of course registration, tax forms, billing, salaries, student employment, grading, transcripts.

Cons

It is not easy to administer.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Its one of the unique software and services to higher education colleges, Institutions.

2018-03-29

Pros

A lot of data management from Human Resources, Student records, Accounts Receivable & Payable.

Cons

Too much to learn about this software and some times runs very slowly as per system configuration. .

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrea Bennett

Financial Management

2018-03-16

Pros

This software provides great financial management for the demands of Higher Educational needs.

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Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)

University Accounting

2019-03-28

It provides our business and finance team books that are used for easy reporting and a clean UI interface.

Pros

Additionally, the UI is very clean and I can understand what is affecting our balance sheet, income statement, ect., all at a quick glance.

Cons

The one problem we run into with Ellucian is that training to use the product is difficult. Many screens have specific acronyms to access them, which is hard for people to remember. However, they have introduced a search function that allows you to use words and it acts more like a google search, which is helpful to find what you need.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 201-500 employees)

Ellucian in higher ed

2020-06-09

I love the product & love using it but wish there was more consistency in if it will work or not.

Pros

It is awesome to use for allowing students to track degree progress. It is simple for them to log on & see what is still needed.

Cons

There are a lot of bugs with this program. There is a high chance it is not working when you log on to use it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark Deuel

Ellucian SIS does what it is designed to do, store data in a standardized manner.

2018-07-15

Standardized data. Student lifecycle data storage.

Pros

Standardized data means consistent reporting outputs and expected values.

Cons

Very limited ability for most functional users to create their own reports. Usually need to involve report writers with SQL report writing ability.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Greg Kuhn

Unified ERP designed specifically for higher-ed

2018-04-25

Pros

Provides fully integrated, unified database system built on Oracle platform with modules for accounting, Human Resources , financial aid, Advancement, and all aspects of student management from recruitment to admissions through to graduation and alumni relations.

Cons

Very expensive, not particularly user-friendly or intuitive, high-cost maintenance agreements, not best-in-class in any area.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Rebecca Beidler

Great Software

2018-11-27

Overall experience has been great, just a few things that can get confusing or hard to do, but other than that, it is very useful for what we use it for. We keep a lot of information and this software allows us to do that.

Pros

Also allows us to pull simple and in depth reports.

Cons

Pulling in depth reports can be confusing with continued training.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Amanda Withers

Robust ERP system

2019-01-29

Pros

Banner Finance is a very robust ERP system that allows you to track your accounting entries.

Cons

There is a large learning curve with any software that is this robust.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)

Banner is a fantastic data management tool.

2018-03-22

Pros

It works, has minimal bugs, and is the backbone of how we manage our data. When other applications are having a problem or we have a data integrity question, we often say "What is it in Banner?"

Cons

We had to go with another vendor because we needed something more comprehensive than what Banner could offer (Application Reviewing, Events Management, etc).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 201-500 employees)

Powerful SIS That Need Usability Enhancements

2019-12-19

We've built many integrations over the years and use it daily for reporting and accreditation needs.

Pros

The solution is flexible enough that each of our functional departments can use it effectively to accomplish their objectives. Our two largest user groups are Financial Aid and Accounting, each of which uses it daily. What isn't available OOTB can typically be added via customizations, although customizations often present problems when upgrades happen.

Cons

It consists of many, many UI screens that are accessed by typing in acronyms.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Steven Soward

Difficult to use | Difficult to maintain | Expensive | Releases are poorly tested by Ellucian QA

2019-02-01

-Business users in all departments find Banner difficult to use -Database engineers find Banner difficult to maintain -IT staff finds Banner difficult to support Banner is obsolete in the technological age we live; there are cloud finance, HCM, CRM, and student information applications which integrate well with each-other and outperform banner in nearly every category.

Pros

Customer support Is friendly and responsive.

Cons

-There is no dashboard -- the entire user interface is a very weak showing -Self service is impossible to leverage for reliable company-wide / student-wide document delivery.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Danielle Bulla

Banner by Ellucian

2020-10-16

Overall working with Ellucian has been pleasant. My employer had the system long before I came around so I can't speak to the implementation. Anytime I have needed to reach out to Ellucian with an issue or create a ticket they have been very helpful

Pros

I frequently use reports for tracking open invoices and running payments.

Cons

It was a difficult system for me to learn and I couldn't find much training material for it. The reports you can run are basic and need a lot of manipulation to do any analytics.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Kathy Kraus

I work with one module for the software and they have a great network for help.

2017-08-22

The Ellucian software is very helpful in keeping our school on track and making it easier for the student to navigate Admissions to registration to financial aid to graduation.

Pros

Very functional and customizable to your school.

Cons

Training for use of the module or processes would be nice when something new is implemented. Several screens and options are usually available with short descriptions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Isaac Salameh, CPA, CMA, CITP

Overall good customer service.

2018-07-12

Pros

The community that is always ready to help each other. You can reach out to hundreds of users and get answers.

Cons

Upgrades can be very time consuming and complex, the reporting is not up to standard and some user functionality is not easy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Mammed Mammedov

Awesome for studying

2017-03-08

very useful app for learning. Definitely recommended everyone.

Pros

makes learning fast

Cons

pro version is too expensive for an average student

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 1001-5000 employees)

I work at a community college and use for various tasks.

2018-07-18

Pros

I like being able to generate reports with historical data going back to the life of the employee.

Cons

Having to many fields on a screen initially, sometimes it takes a while to find what I'm looking for when in a screen . Also having to learn the different key combinations to doing simple things can be a little difficult at first.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Rik Tice

Ellucian Colleague

2018-11-19

All Student Information and tracking, payments, HR, etc.

Pros

It did pull several systems together under one umbrella

Cons

Every time I turn around, they want more resources over and above the original specs

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Cassaundra Lindberg

Literally the Worst

2019-02-06

On top of clunky, unreliable system is a virtually non-existent customer service/support team.

Pros

Banner, their SIS (Student Information System) quickly became the industry standard for enterprise databases on college campuses which transformed the way higher education leaders use data to make informed decisions.

Cons

They put on large, fancy conferences and have great branding, but using their systems is a NIGHTMARE.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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