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EIBFS to roll out SunGard ERP

SunGard PowerCAMPUS to improve processes for EIBFS

EIBFS plays an important role in developing the knowledge economy, says Boice.
EIBFS plays an important role in developing the knowledge economy, says Boice.

The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), which provides professional education for the finance sector, is set to roll out a SunGard ERP system to manage its operations in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

EIBFS, which provides education and training programmes for banking and finance sector, and develops UAE nationals to work in the sector, will deploy SunGard Higher Education PowerCAMPUS, to automate its business processes and improve services and insight into processes.

The system will be rolled out in three phases, with the first phase automating recruitment and admissions procedures, as well as tracking student payments and academic performance; the second phase will introduce new capabilities for communication and collaboration between staff, students and faculty, with the third phase delivering advanced reporting and performance tracking.

"EIBFS has a clear mission to help create a talented pool of UAE nationals capable of pursuing successful careers in the banking and financial sector.  To meet this objective, we plan to develop and deliver quality tools and solutions that will prepare our constituents for personal and business success. We are delighted to have the support of SunGard Higher Education because of their experience in supporting institutions around the world deliver on their strategic objectives," said Jamal Al Jassmi, general manager, EIBFS.

Mathew Boice, vice president, EMEA and India, SunGard Higher Education, said, "The economic prosperity of Dubai, and indeed the UAE, has been built in part on a vibrant financial services sector.  EIBFS plays an integral part of the continued development of this sector by helping to nurture and upgrade knowledge.  SunGard Higher Education is committed to supporting EIBFS and this drive for a knowledge economy."