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Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies Selects SunGard Higher Education to Enhance its Ability to Provide Better Services for Students

MALVERN, Pa. November 30, 2011 – The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) has selected SunGard Higher Education, a global provider of higher education software and technology services, to support its mission of providing quality education and training to the region’s banking and financial services sectors.

SunGard Higher Education’s PowerCAMPUS Digital Campus will be deployed to help EIBFS automate business processes, improve services to students and trainees, and enhance institutional reporting.  Built on advanced Microsoft technologies, PowerCAMPUS is a complete Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution designed to help small and mid-sized educational institutions meet growing demands for improved accountability, performance and productivity.

“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.

The project, which will be implemented in three phases, will augment EIBFS’ overall capability to handle and process data efficiently.  The first phase of the implementation will help automate recruitment and admissions processes, as well as facilitate tracking of prospective students and applicants.  It will also help simplify the registration procedure through the use of block registration functionality that will enable EIBFS to register multiple students in their specific courses with ease.  Additionally, it will help EIBFS to track student payments and academic performance.

The second phase will extend the institution’s ability to communicate and collaborate with its constituents instantaneously, by creating a community where students, staff and faculty can access and share information.  This phase will also help broaden EIBFS’ ability to perform online recruitment and admissions with minimal effort.

The third and final phase of the project will enhance EIBFS’ ability to obtain advanced reports from a single comprehensive source and provide access to institutional performance indicators.

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.”  

About Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies

The Emirates Institute for Banking & Financial Studies (EIBFS) Provides professional knowledge and information services to Banking & Financial Sectors. The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) was established in 1983. It has been directing its efforts towards upgrading the knowledge and skills of banking professionals, as well as in creating a pool of UAE nationals capable of pursuing careers in the banking and financial sector. 

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.  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 over 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, 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, visit www.sungard.com.

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