SunGard and Datatel tie-up rebrands 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
"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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