SunGard Higher Education and iModules to Integrate Online Communities
Connecting SunGard’s Banner and Advance with iModules’ Encompass will Help Clients Extend Constituent Engagement and Improve Operational Efficiency
PHILADELPHIA (SunGard Summit 2009 Conference) March 25, 2009 — SunGard Higher Education and iModules Software, Inc. announced an exclusive relationship to integrate iModules’ Encompass online community application with SunGard Higher Education’s Advance and Banner Advancement products. The combined solutions will provide a comprehensive system for engaging and managing advancement stakeholders.
Encompass offers a SaaS-based platform for building and managing online communities that leverages the power of SunGard Higher Education’s enterprise advancement systems. Coordinated features such as social networking, Facebook integration, e-mail marketing, online marketing campaigns and content management help institutions extend their relationship reach for more personal and timely engagement. Integrating with SunGard Higher Education’s Advance and Banner Advancement products provides secure Web-services and data transfer to make the best use of a single source with more complete and current information and helps eliminate manual processing and custom development.
SunGard Higher Education’s collection of advancement solutions and services are designed to help advancement customers manage their alumni and constituent relationships more efficiently, while increasing their engagement and maintaining greater accountability to the institution.
“Moving constituent data in and out of systems in order to compile online and offline data can be time-consuming and cumbersome for our customers,” said Tom DeBacco, chief executive officer of iModules. “Integrating Encompass with SunGard Higher Education’s advancement products will help our mutual customers work more efficiently, while leveraging more comprehensive data to help build even stronger connections with their constituents.”
“Increasing constituent engagement and stewardship helps build loyalty and inspire commitment to the institution,” said Fred Weiss, senior vice president of strategy and product management, advancement and enrollment management at SunGard Higher Education. “Our customers have asked us to extend our systems to integrate with Encompass, and we have responded by offering a complement to our advancement products.”
iModules provides technology solutions and services to help organizations achieve their missions and build meaningful relationships through member engagement and online communication. With more than 600 clients reaching more than 35 million constituents, iModules delivers easy-to-use tools for website management, data management, e-mail marketing, event management, online giving, membership management, and social networking. An industry leader since 2002, iModules partners with organizations worldwide to make a difference. For more information, please visit www.imodules.com.
About SunGard Higher Education:
SunGard Higher Education provides software, systems integration, strategic consulting and technology management services to help colleges and universities build, unify and manage their digital campuses. Bringing together people, processes and technology, SunGard Higher Education assists 1,600 colleges, universities, campuses, foundations and state systems strengthen institutional performance through improved constituent services, increased accountability and better educational experiences. Visit www.sungardhe.com.
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and IT services companies. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries, including the world’s 25 largest financial services companies.
SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software.
With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 472 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and services company on the Forbes list of private businesses. Based on information compiled by Datamonitor*, SunGard is the third largest provider of business applications software after Oracle and SAP. Continuity, Insurance & Risk has recognized SunGard as service provider of the year an unprecedented five times. For more information, please visit SunGard at www.sungard.com.
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