London, 22nd September – itelligence announced today that De Montfort University (DMU) is to engage in a radical overhaul of its finance, HR and student engagement systems as part of its continuing transformation project to provide the best possible class services to students and staff.
SAP S/4HANA from itelligence
The University has partnered with itelligence, a leading full-service provider of SAP® software solutions, to replace its core business systems and replace them with SAP S/4HANA®, which includes solutions for student engagement and administration, finance, HR and payroll.
Central to the SAP solution will be a new state-of-the-art student engagement platform that will support the University’s efforts to recruit, engage and retain potential students across the world.
Student segmentation, tracking & monitoring
The new SAP solution will offer the University a single view of each individual student, including financial, welfare and academic performance. Crucially, the SAP solution will also offer DMU the opportunity to segment, track and monitor potential students across the world from the pre-application process, including marketing efforts for open days, through their studies and on into alumni relations post-University.
Paul Marshall, Associate Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director of Strategic Planning Services at DMU, commented: “The implementation is a part of a wider on-going programme to deliver excellence to our students and staff, and to be responsive to their expectations and needs. In the student area, in particular, we want to provide processes that allow our applicants and attendees to engage with the university seamlessly and provide them with a single solution that can give them all the information and support they need.”
Integrated student support system
He continued: We recognised that DMU could no longer operate in silos and that there was a requirement for an integrated student support system capable of making the experience of studying at the University a life-enhancing one.”
“We wanted a provider that could offer us an end-to-end platform that would support us seamlessly across all areas of operations,” said Marshall. “The SAP solution provided by itelligence will help us deliver our ambitious vision for DMU, help us project and promote ourselves globally whilst also supporting our students through the application process, their studies and beyond.”
Attract and nurture students
Justin Brading, itelligence UK Managing Director, commented: “SAP is well-known for its finance and HR capability, but is perhaps less well-known for its use in academic applications, specifically the ability to engage, nurture and focus marketing efforts to prospective students. De Montfort University has very ambitious plans, and we believe that SAP technology can play a vital role in attracting students and nurturing them through their studies. We are delighted to be helping the University and are confident that the SAP solution will make a significant contribution towards their plans to be regarded as one of the finest educational institutions in the world.”
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