Encompass from iModules and Integration with SunGard Higher Education’s Banner Advancement Selected by Solano Community College
August 31, 2010 – Overland Park, Kan. Solano Community College, part of the California community college system, will implement SunGard Higher Education’s Banner Advancement and integrate it with iModules’ Encompass to help improve communication and connections with alumni.
“Timing is perfect for bringing these two solutions online,” said Dr. Jowel Laguerre, president at Solano Community College. “We are in the process of revising our foundation and institutional advancement office, and you just can’t be successful in this undertaking without keeping up with technology and online strategy. Banner Advancement provides us with a powerful donor, prospect and events management system, and Encompass enables us to implement online strategies for donations, events and communication with alumni and friends. Because of the out-of-the-box integration between these tools, our IT staff doesn’t need to spend time on creating a lot of connectors, and we don’t need to worry about the issues of products that don’t ‘talk’ to each other or are developed out of synch with each other.”
The SunGard Higher Education integration for Encompass from iModules extends an institution’s current advancement system by providing new ways to connect with alumni, donors and friends. Encompass provides a comprehensive online solution, including Web site management, online giving, e-mail marketing, event registration and promotion, and social and professional networking. Collectively, these tools foster constituent participation with the institution and can lead to stronger, more meaningful relationships.
SunGard Higher Education’s comprehensive advancement solutions are developed specifically for use by higher education to help manage sophisticated alumni relations programs, fundraising campaigns and business processes. Integration between Banner Advancement and Encompass provides institutions with a holistic view of constituent participation with the institution, both online and off, and helps eliminate costly in-house integration or application development.
“Institutions are moving beyond merely communicating to constituents. They are engaging constituents to strengthen and build relationships, exchanging information and creating broader community dialog, and improving operational efficiencies by providing extensive self-service options,” said Bill Kavan, vice president, product management and strategy at SunGard Higher Education. “In tandem, these solutions are helping advancement officers to strategically meet the ever-increasing information access expectations of their constituents and establish invaluable connections that will position them for fundraising success today and in the future.”
Solano Community College joins a community of 600 clients that rely on Encompass to support their online strategy and 750 advancement offices worldwide that rely on SunGard Higher Education's advancement solutions to manage and support their critical capital campaigns.
About Solano Community College:
Solano Community College is part of California’s public community college system of 112 campuses in 72 districts across the state. The College’s service area encompasses the communities of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo and Winters, as well as ravis Air Force Base. Many graduates of the area’s fifteen public high schools and three private schools take advantage of the educational opportunities offered by Solano Community College. With the current student population of more than 12,000 almost evenly divided between day and evening, the Solano College campus is alive at all hours offering academic study and occupational training to all area residents.
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 serves colleges, universities and foundations in 40 countries worldwide. Through its Open Digital Campus strategy, SunGard collaborates with the higher education community and provides software and services to help institutions find better ways to teach, learn, manage and connect. www.sungardhe.com
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 20,000 employees and serves 25,000 customers in 70 countries. 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 380 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. For more information, visit www.sungard.com.