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SunGard and Datatel tie-up rebrands as Ellucian.

Education solution specialists Datatel and SunGard Higher Education, who merged in January this year, have renamed their operations as Ellucian.

The two companies, which are both owned by private equity

firm Hellman & Friedman LLC, have combined businesses to offer

Ellucian will offer software solutions such as Advance,

Banner, Colleague, and PowerCAMPUS administrative systems. The combined

companies will also increase their resources dedicated to research and

development and community contributions to develop solutions for the education

sector.

"Ellucian is much more than two companies coming together;

it embodies our focus on helping education institutions thrive in an

increasingly dynamic world," said John F Speer, president and CEO, Ellucian.

"The Ellucian brand represents innovative solutions developed in collaboration

with a global education community. It stands for providing solutions and sound,

strategic guidance to help institutions navigate change, achieve greater

transparency and drive efficiencies. And it reflects our unique ability and

responsibility to work with our client community to discover new ideas and

insights that will help move education forward."

"Ellucian evokes the clarity and light that learning brings

to life, aspects that we aspire to share in our relationships with institutions

of higher, further and vocational education around the world," said Michelle

Reed, chief marketing officer, Ellucian. "We are a passionate team, motivated

by the possibilities of technology and education. The Ellucian brand amplifies

who we are and what we want to be for our clients."

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