February 6th, 2020

Ellucian is pleased to announce a new partnership with OnePLM, an expert in the implementation of digitalisation technologies, to aid in the growth of their leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution—Ellucian Quercus, developed for specialist providers of higher education.

This move brings together OnePLM’s deep understanding of digitisation and technology with Ellucian’s expertise and knowledge of the higher education sector to support the growth of specialist providers in the UK and Ireland.

With more choice available for students today, it is essential that higher education providers are equipped to meet the ever-changing expectations of students in the digital age. The new partnership between Ellucian and OnePLM is a product of growth following Ellucian’s success in the independent higher education market—a flourishing community of smaller providers who are regarded as specialists in their subject areas—with their student information system, Ellucian Quercus. Over the last 18 months, Ellucian has gained a succession of new Quercus customers including MetFilm School, Christie’s Education, QA Higher Education and The London School of Theology.

As student expectations evolve, the need for institutions to provide a more personalised experience, access to data 24/7 and a seamless student experience becomes vital. Increasingly, independent providers are looking to new approaches and technologies to manage their student data more efficiently, comply with the changing regulatory framework and deliver a consistent and responsive service to their students without having to expand their internal resources.

Ellucian addressed a gap in the higher education market by offering a SaaS solution that meets the needs of specialist providers. With Quercus, institutions can see a rapid return on investment and keep moving at pace in this increasingly competitive environment. The new partnership with OnePLM offers mutual benefits to extend and enhance the customer experience to a wider network of specialist providers across the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) base, in which OnePLM operates, as well as the independent provider community which continues to grow and transform.

Darren Hunt, Senior Vice President & Managing Director for EMEA and APAC at Ellucian comments: “With the increasing regulatory burden, more independent providers are looking to Ellucian to help them overcome their challenges and explore new ways of working. We look forward to working with the team at OnePLM on new opportunities to support the growth of specialist providers in the higher education and STEM base, supporting institutions through their digital transformation journeys as they digitalise their business models and processes at pace.”

Managing Director of OnePLM, Mark Parry, said, “We are delighted to partner with Ellucian as we share many similarities in our approach and ambition at OnePLM. We have a proud history of working with the world’s leading engineering and manufacturing companies, tailoring solutions and driving innovation. When you combine Ellucian’s strong, global reputation in the higher education sector with our deep understanding of digitalisation, project management and delivery, this is a sure recipe for customer success.”

For more information about Ellucian, the partnership with OnePLM or to speak to a representative about how you can get started with Ellucian Quercus, please click here