Bahrain Polytechnic to roll out student information system
Bahrain Polytechnic signs ITS to deploy SunGard Banner student ERP
The Bahrain Polytechnic has signed a deal with International Turnkey Systems (ITS) to implement a student information system from SunGard.
The Polytechnic will roll out SunGard's Banner Unified Digital Campus system, the most widely used student administration and ERP system worldwide, to improve and connect processes across a number of functions.
The deployment will include modules for the online enrolment and registration of students, an e-gateway for financial and administrative functions as well as archiving and e-learning elements.
The project aims to create a central portal for students, administration and faculty, based on the SunGard Luminis Platform, with single sign on. The portal will give access to a range of applications to enable self service. The Banner system, which runs on Oracle RDBMS, will also provide integration between financial and administrative data, to help manage budgets, and integration between student enrolment and finance, to manage student's financial grants. The system will run on a single database of student data, with eventual integration to Bahrain e-government systems.
John W Scott, chief executive of Bahrain Polytechnic, said: "Part of the Board of Trustees' strategic development goals include improving efficiency of the Polytechnic's administrative systems and online services, which then allows us to avail the best for our students. With the comprehensive solutions that ITS offers, we aim to meet and exceed our students' expectations in terms of our services. We also hope to set a trend for other educational organizations in the region to follow.
"Bahrain Polytechnic will also be able to provide services to all its students, whether in the region or internationally. New services will be made available to faculty members, partnering companies, parents, institutions, and educational organizations involved with the Polytechnic," he added.