Ellucian Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Ellucian

Suite of operations tools for higher education

3.64/5 (95 reviews)

Ellucian Pricing

Pricing model: Subscription

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Ellucian Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • The solution is flexible enough that each of our functional departments can use it effectively to accomplish their objectives.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • The new capability of using Chrome is a great feature as well because our entire organization is comfortable with the format.Ryan S.Read the full review
  • This product is very commonly used and it feels like they rely on this fact to put in minimal efforts towards innovation. If you have a different option, I would recommend investigating that.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
Cons
  • The navigation makes absolutely no sense, it's is extremely hard to just register for classes and find your way to the proper information. Absolutely unintuitive and simply extremely ugly.Iris S.Read the full review
  • It's awful, but they have us trapped because no one else can compete with them. Sometimes I think it would all be easier if we just used Excel to track student records.Cassaundra L.Read the full review
  • 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.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
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11 reviewers had the following to say about Ellucian's pricing:

Ross Woodruff

Reasonably priced SIS solution

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-22
Review Source: Capterra

Functional SIS solution, but requires full time developers to support.

Pros
Powerful, a lot of functionality out of the box allows smaller institutions to hit the ground running.

Cons
Pricing for individual modules is complicated and expensive, user facing interface is very dated and in need of an overhaul.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Ellucian builds products then takes away support

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-24
Review Source: Capterra

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
The program is very difficult to use, to navigate through. It is impossible to use on mobile, literally impossible.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Greg Kuhn

Unified ERP designed specifically for higher-ed

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Focused for higher education application. 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.

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Timothy Sawah

Very stable software used by best higher ed. institutes

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-19
Review Source: Capterra

Ellucian Banner has provided our students and staff with a single application that manages aspects of course registration, work, bills, payments, grades, academic status. Single sign on module was extremely helpful

Pros
It is a high-end software. Very stable. It integrates with the Microsoft LDAP. We have been using it for student and employee account management in term of course registration, tax forms, billing, salaries, student employment, grading, transcripts. It has very secure and solid database which is essential for the above mentioned matters.

Cons
Managing it requires training. It is not easy to administer. The price is very high compared to competing software in the higher education sector.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Mammed Mammedov

Awesome for studying

Reviewed 2017-03-08
Review Source: Capterra

very useful app for learning. Definitely recommended everyone. Especially if u are having troubles with passing exams.

Pros
makes learning fast

Cons
pro version is too expensive for an average student

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Cyrus Ca

Higher Ed and Ellucian

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-14
Review Source: Capterra

As for an ERP it works they continually develop products that do well but then should have been tested or better yet more thought should have been thought through before deploying to customers.

Pros
offers multiple products gives great support

Cons
Cost: is more costly than some of its competitors Deployment of newer products to end users could be smoother

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Trisha Madsen

Great software!!! Easy to use and always updating?

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-06-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Lots of stuff! Love the new self service!! The innovation of Ellucian is amazing!!! They are helpful !!

Cons
Sometimes the cost are high for new products and innovations, but I understand they allot of work is done on their behalf.

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Anonymous

Great for students

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-19
Review Source: Capterra

Ellucian powers institutions with technology and services to help students like me to achieve these goals.

Pros
This software is one of the most useful software that I have gone though. It helps me a lot in finding scholarship oppartunities.

Cons
I did not find many cons on this software but if I want to say one this is quite expensive not user-friendly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mark Deuel

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-15
Review Source: Capterra

Standardized data. Student lifecycle data storage. Central hub of data for all things related to the student, their experience, and relationships.

Pros
Easy to use and navigate. Validation tables prevent data from being entered incorrectly. Standardized data means consistent reporting outputs and expected values. Covers the entire lifecycle of the student journey so the Ellucian SIS is set up to be the storage space of all student data.

Cons
Difficult to customize and add fields to the SIS if business processes require it. Can feel overwhelming for new users to learn the system. Very limited ability for most functional users to create their own reports. Usually need to involve report writers with SQL report writing ability. Reporting on multiple areas of the student journey can be difficult when needing to see multiple screens and forms.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Cyrus Carter

Mixed Reviews

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-14
Review Source: Capterra

They are an established Higher Education software that is on the cutting edge with a lot of what they offer. The partnerships they offer with vendors seems to fall short in some cases. The support they offer for the products is generally good. But depending on the application may depend on how quickly they respond to support questions/issues.

Pros
Offers a variety of different software solutions that integrates with its ERP (Banner or Colleague). Along with a variety of ancillary applications that integrate with the ERP.

Cons
Cost would be by far the biggest issue. The second would be that as of late the company has a tendency to tout its upcoming or just released products will work but in reality it is being built and developed as the sales people speak. To be fair their established software generally works well and no complaints.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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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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