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Two UK Institutions Select SunGard Higher Education’s Banner Relationship Management

MALVERN, Pa., October 19, 2011 – In order to enhance the student experience,  two institutions in the United Kingdom are implementing the SunGard Higher Education Banner Relationship Management solution to help them engage with their students more holistically and cost-effectively throughout the full student lifecycle.

The University of Southampton and the University of Liverpool are implementing SunGard Higher Education’s Banner Relationship Management, a constituent relationship management (CRM) solution. Providing a more comprehensive view of each individual will help the institutions gain a better understanding of each individual, helping to improve the relevance and efficiency of outreach efforts to better recruit, engage, and retain students.

The University of Southampton will deploy Banner Relationship Management in an effort to improve students’ University experience by providing personalized, timely communications designed to enhance their overall experience at the University. In addition, the University will implement Banner Recruiting & Admissions Performance and Banner Student Retention Performance to help track its progress toward enrolment and retention goals and student success initiatives.

“The capabilities we will gain from Banner Relationship Management support our commitment to being student centred, as well as our desire to be more efficient,”  said Gillian Holf, assistant director, Student and Academic Administration Section Head for Student Information and Records at the University of Southampton.  “In addition, students are becoming more demanding customers, and we need to meet their expectations in this increasingly competitive environment.  Implementing SunGard’s CRM solution, as well as the associated recruiting and retention performance applications, means we can share relevant data that resides within SunGard Higher Education Banner to all levels in the University.  Having more data will help everyone be more proactive in looking after our students and improving their experience.”

The University of Liverpool will deploy SunGard Higher Education Banner Relationship Management as part of its investment program to help enhance their engagement with students throughout the student lifecycle, attract the best students and engage in quality research with its sponsors and partners.   

“Improving the student experience is an important goal that requires an integrated and cost-effective solution that delivers a life-long continuity for CRM,” said Sam Denniss, head of Business Information Systems & Service, University of Liverpool.  “Banner Relationship Management fits this requirement in a tailored manner, providing a single, scalable, integrated system, and also leveraging our existing investment in Banner as we look forward to the future needs and aspirations of our students.”

”Banner Relationship Management helps link data to actions that can result in measurable and improved recruitment outcomes, student success and retention,” said Jonathan Garnett, senior vice president, EMEAI and Asia Pacific, SunGard Higher Education.  “Our solutions will help these two leading institutions reach their goals and further student success.”

About the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is one of the top 15 research universities in the UK and has achieved consistently high scores for its teaching and learning activities.

About the University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive institutions in the UK. It attracts collaborative and contract research commissions from a wide range of national and international organisations valued at more than £110 million annually.

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.  To learn more, please visit www.sungardhe.com.

About SunGard

SunGard is one of the world's leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 20,000 employees and serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 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 of about $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 434 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. Look for us wherever the mission is critical. For more information, please visit www.sungard.com.

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