the leading provider of software and services built to power higher
education, today announced that the University
of the Cumberlands (UC), a private liberal arts university based in
Williamsburg, Kentucky, has gone live with Ellucian
Banner® as its SaaS-based enterprise resource planning
selected Banner SaaS in late 2017 with a goal of managing the
university’s tremendous growth and integrating data from its multiple
campuses and online school. Additionally, by deploying Ellucian’s
SaaS-based software, each of UC’s functional units will be able to
streamline processes, better embrace best practices and improve the
experience for faculty and students alike.
“The move to Banner SaaS is much more than just implementing a new ERP,
with the cloud deployment we’re now confident that we can scale
alongside our expected enrollment growth—we’ve gone from 1,800 to nearly
14,000 over the past 10 years—and we’re able to provide the best user
experience possible to our students 365 days a year,” said University of
the Cumberlands VP of Information Services Donnie Grimes, Ph.D., CISSP.
“Ellucian’s experts kept the project on track and served as a wealth of
hands-on, higher ed specific knowledge, ensuring a successful
migration–they have been a great partner in our move to the cloud.”
Within 24 hours of its launch, the system logged more than 6,900
registrations by more than 2,600 students. The new Banner ecosystem,
supported by Ellucian
Ethos and Ellucian
Analytics platforms, will empower users to manage institutional and
student data within one dashboard, while enabling insightful reporting
that will illuminate trends, highlight progress and inform decisions.
The university will also be implementing Banner Financial Aid and Banner
HR in 2019.
“We are thrilled to not only provide UC with a solution that will scale
alongside its rapid growth, but one that also creates the seamless
digital experience students have come to expect,” said Ellucian Chief
Customer Officer, Chris Collins. “This first registration live on Banner
SaaS is an important milestone for UC and we are happy to have achieved
Inspired by the transformative impact of education, Ellucian develops
solutions that power the essential work of colleges and universities. As
the world’s leading provider of software and services designed for
higher education, Ellucian works with more than 2,500 institutions in
50+ countries—enhancing operations and enriching the experience for
nearly 20 million students.
Ellucian provides student information systems (SIS), finance and HR,
recruiting, retention, analytics and advancement software solutions.
With a full suite of cloud ready solutions, Ellucian provides
institutions with the choice and flexibility in how, what and when they
deploy solutions in the cloud. Ellucian also supports the higher
education community with a range of professional services such as
application software implementation, training, education, and management
Ellucian brings power, passion, and performance to bear for higher
education, and its ability to better our world. Visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com.