SunGard and Datatel tie-up rebrands as Ellucian

Education solutions companies form new company named Ellucian

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SunGard and Datatel tie-up rebrands as Ellucian The Ellucian brand represents innovative solutions developed in collaboration with a global education community, says Speer.
By  Mark Sutton Published  March 27, 2012

Education solution specialists Datatel and SunGard Higher Education, who merged in January this year, have renamed their operations as Ellucian.

The two companies, which are both owned by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman LLC, have combined businesses to offer

Ellucian will offer software solutions such as Advance, Banner, Colleague, and PowerCAMPUS administrative systems. The combined companies will also increase their resources dedicated to research and development and community contributions to develop solutions for the education sector.

"Ellucian is much more than two companies coming together; it embodies our focus on helping education institutions thrive in an increasingly dynamic world," said John F Speer, president and CEO, Ellucian. "The Ellucian brand represents innovative solutions developed in collaboration with a global education community. It stands for providing solutions and sound, strategic guidance to help institutions navigate change, achieve greater transparency and drive efficiencies. And it reflects our unique ability and responsibility to work with our client community to discover new ideas and insights that will help move education forward."

"Ellucian evokes the clarity and light that learning brings to life, aspects that we aspire to share in our relationships with institutions of higher, further and vocational education around the world," said Michelle Reed, chief marketing officer, Ellucian. "We are a passionate team, motivated by the possibilities of technology and education. The Ellucian brand amplifies who we are and what we want to be for our clients."

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