MALVERN, Pa. – July 27, 2009 –Richmond, the American International University in London, is collaborating with SunGard Higher Education in an initiative to help streamline administrative processes, improve communication and collaboration, and manage institutional priorities. Richmond AIUL will use the PowerCAMPUS Unified Digital Campus (UDC) to improve the education experience by providing single sign-on, secure and real-time Internet access to information for students, faculty and administrators.
Dr. Ian Newbould, president at Richmond AIUL, commented, “The University’s most compelling characteristic is its long standing emphasis on globalization, international relations, world awareness and cultural diversity. Our student population enables a rich interchange both within and beyond the classroom, andthe PowerCAMPUS UDC will help Richmond facilitate an improved communications strategy for the entire community. We intend for this to lead to an enhanced service for students including greater efficiency and access across the whole of the institution.”
Customers in 12 countries around the world have selected the PowerCAMPUS UDC to support their institutional needs. Richmond AIUL is the second American College Overseas (ACO) to select SunGard Higher Education’s PowerCAMPUS solution. Franklin College Switzerland was the first.
Built on Microsoft technologies and integrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP, the PowerCAMPUS UDC solution helps institutions respond to new demands for improved accountability, performance and productivity. By automating core processes such as admissions, academic records, advancement, billing and cash receipts, financial aid, finance and human resources, as well as improving interactions with portal and self-service tools for everyone across the campus, the PowerCAMPUS UDC helps institutions deliver the kind of learning experience that can transform lives.
Some of the new online services Richmond plans to provide through the PowerCAMPUS UDC include enrollment management, online registration, automated scheduling, online degree audits, and integration with learning management, document management and other campus systems.
”We are pleased to see Richmond AIUL join the growing global PowerCAMPUS community,” said Renee Pacini, vice president of PowerCAMPUS, SunGard Higher Education. “Working together, we will help Richmond realize its strategic goals of information delivery, improved service and a collaborative community to support the endeavors and success of its constituents.”
About Richmond the American International University in London
Richmond educates a multi-cultural student body from over 100 countries in the American liberal arts tradition, and provides its students with the intellectual and personal skills that will enable them to exercise influence and succeed in an increasingly interdependent and evolving world. The University is accredited in the US, and its degrees are validated by the Open University in Great Britain.
The University prepares to graduate students who possess a world perspective and awareness that includes an understanding of cultural distinctions. An internationally minded faculty encourages the ability to communicate effectively so that graduates are well positioned to assume leadership responsibilities in careers in which issues with global implications are addressed.
About SunGard Higher Education
SunGard Higher Education provides software and support, systems implementation and integration, strategic consulting, and technology management services to help colleges and universities build, unify, and manage their digital campuses. Bringing together people, processes, and technology, SunGard Higher Education assists 1,600 higher education organizations around the world, including colleges, universities, campuses, foundations, state systems, central and district officesto strengthen institutional performance through improved constituent services, increased accountability, and better educational experiences. www.sungardhe.com.
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and IT services companies. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries, including the world’s 25 largest financial services companies.
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 exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 435 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and services company on the Forbes list of private businesses. Based on information compiled by Datamonitor*, SunGard is the third largest provider of business applications software after Oracle and SAP. Continuity, Insurance & Risk has recognized SunGard as service provider of the year an unprecedented six times. For more information, please visit SunGard at www.sungard.com.
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