Ellucian Features

Ellucian

Suite of operations tools for higher education

3.62/5 (66 reviews)

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Calendar Management
Candidate Management
Class Registration
Class Scheduling
Classroom Management
Client Portal
Colleges / Universities
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Curriculum Management
Dashboard Creation
Document Management
Document Storage
Enrollments/Onboarding
Evaluation Management
Event Calendar
Faculty/Staff Management
Fee Management
Financial Aid Management
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Forms Management
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HR Management
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Learning Management
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Online Calendar
Online Payments
Opportunity Management
Parent/Student Portal
Payroll Management
Progress Reports
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
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Records Management
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Activity Dashboard
Admissions Management
Alerts/Notifications
Alumni Management
Application Management
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Budgeting/Forecasting
CRM
Calendar Management
Candidate Management
Class Registration
Class Scheduling
Classroom Management
Client Portal
Colleges / Universities
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Curriculum Management
Dashboard Creation
Document Management
Document Storage
Enrollments/Onboarding
Evaluation Management
Event Calendar
Faculty/Staff Management
Fee Management
Financial Aid Management
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Forms Management
Fundraising Management
Gradebook
HR Management
Higher Education
Information Hub
Learning Management
Mobile App
Online Calendar
Online Payments
Opportunity Management
Parent/Student Portal
Payroll Management
Progress Reports
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Records Management
Recruitment Management
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
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Scheduling
Scoring
Self Service Portal
Student Information/Records
Student Management
Student Portal
Task Management
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Visual Analytics
Workflow Management
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API
Activity Dashboard
Admissions Management
Alerts/Notifications
Alumni Management
Application Management
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Budgeting/Forecasting
CRM
Calendar Management
Candidate Management
Class Registration
Class Scheduling
Classroom Management
Client Portal
Colleges / Universities
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Curriculum Management
Dashboard Creation
Document Management
Document Storage
Enrollments/Onboarding
Evaluation Management
Event Calendar
Faculty/Staff Management
Fee Management
Financial Aid Management
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Forms Management
Fundraising Management
Gradebook
HR Management
Higher Education
Information Hub
Learning Management
Mobile App
Online Calendar
Online Payments
Opportunity Management
Parent/Student Portal
Payroll Management
Progress Reports
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Records Management
Recruitment Management
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Scheduling
Scoring
Self Service Portal
Student Information/Records
Student Management
Student Portal
Task Management
Third Party Integrations
Visual Analytics
Workflow Management
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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

If there are a lot of students dont buy this software, during the peak times it makes lots of bottleneck and managing the problem is not that easy always some problem appears if some administrative user did something wrong.

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 J.

Colleague as an ERP

2016-10-15

They hold focus groups, beta testing groups to allow the engaged community of customers to provide input, and it shows in the quality of the newer products they have created.

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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Mammed M.

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

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Ease of use
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Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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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Danielle B.

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

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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Rebecca B.

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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Caroline S.

Ellucian review

2019-05-29

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.

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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Timothy S.

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
(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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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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Chris W.

User-friendly but a new experience.

2018-05-10

Good experience but takes time.

Pros

It was super easy to use when we didn't run into freezing issues.

Cons

Although it was easy to use, there is a learning curve to master.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Steven S.

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 a Massive maintenance overhead -There is a need for business users to constantly watch the community for systemic issue and bug alerts -Documentation is intentionally over-complicated to encourage the purchase of Ellucian consulting -Implementation is more complicated than competitor applications due to the age of the product -Data is stored un-uniformly in 'shotgun' style in the database making migration away from banner very difficult.

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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Isaac S.

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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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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Kathy K.

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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Rik T.

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 L.

Literally the Worst

2019-02-06

On top of clunky, unreliable system is a virtually non-existent customer service/support team. You can post/reference questions to/by other users, but other than that you basically just get the 900 page technical manual and have to figure it out yourself. If you have a home-grown system and are considering making the switch to Ellucian--don't! Just wait a couple years for another company, like Workday, to develop a SIS that makes sense. Ellucian is a dinosaur.

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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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 201-500 employees)

Not user friendly

2018-10-23

n/a

Pros

It keeps all of our student databases, it integrates with our LMS so grades can be transferred without having to be manually typed.

Cons

It seriously needs to be updated to a modern, easier to use interface.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Reginald L. B.

Great Tracker

2019-08-27

Pros

With the new implementation of the Graduate College student tracking has become a higher priority.

Cons

I have no cons so far. Everything has been great on my end.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

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

Ellucian builds products then takes away support

2018-10-24

Terrible. Would not recommend for free, let alone the price we pay.

Pros

We use Banner part of Ellucian. It is effective to get large amounts of information into the system. It is effective is being our online filing cabinet.

Cons

It is impossible to use on mobile, literally impossible.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
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Swetha S.

sun gard delivered banner interface for student system

2018-05-14

Pros

There are several forms that have all the student information from registration to courses to personal information to highschool to grades to degrees.

Cons

It can get confusing to learn the forms. It takes time getting used to. Once we know the forms its not as bad

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Beth E.

Better that other similar products

2019-08-06

Pros

the ability to see all the course work, history, current, gpa's, holds, etc at one place

Cons

still isn't always correct, some courses show up in places where they don't belong

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 501-1000 employees)

Quality Updates with Ellucian

2019-04-02

Pros

I like the user interface of Ellucian!

Cons

I wish the keyboard shortcuts for Ellucian were easy to find.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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