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Unit4 Student Management is a next-generation student information system for colleges and universities that combines the latest technology with 30 years’ experience working with education institutions. Part of Unit4's fully integrated Education solutions, it simplifies and reduces your system support costs, provides your students with an intuitive mobile experience, and supports your strategic initiatives with actionable data drawn from built-in analytics. In short, it greatly increases the ROI of replacing your legacy student information system.
According to the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR), the average age of an installed Student Information System at a college or university is 13 years. These legacy systems were built before the emergence of the new business models that have reshaped higher education, and pre-date the disruptive technology that is transforming society’s digital expectations. With no new solutions available in the marketplace, these systems have been kept on life-support through extensive customizations or bolted-on applications. As a result, they are difficult to use and expensive to maintain.
In the meantime, students, faculty and staff have come to expect more as they experience a technological revolution in their personal lives. Unfortunately, when it comes to their campus life, they often experience a “digital downgrade,” using dated systems that don’t meet their high expectations.
Unit4 Student Management is the next-generation student information system specifically developed to close the digital downgrade that users experience when they swap personal devices for work equivalents.
A better solution
You need modern, comprehensive technology solutions to power institutional growth, boost student success, and improve institutional effectiveness. Success in each area is important, but world-class institutions succeed in all.
Unit4 Student Management helps you succeed with transformative features and benefits.
Provide a superior user experience for your students and staff, combined with workflow support tools that liberate your administrative and IT staff for higher-value functions.
Deliver visibility into departments and projects with powerful reporting and analytics tools that support data-driven decision making.
Update strategies and processes quickly and easily without expensive IT intervention, lowering your total cost of ownership versus legacy systems.
Implement quicker and easier, so your resources go towards institutional excellence, not systems upkeep.
Attract more students, and build and nurture relationships with alumni and donors
Help your students stay on track by providing everything they need to succeed
Automate the entire student lifecycle and eliminate the expense of managing disparate systems
What if you could build stronger relationships with prospects, students, alumni and donors?
Unit4 Student Management provides you with the tools you need to build relationships across the entire student lifecycle, as well as with external partners and patrons.
With configurable, drag-and-drop workflows you can employ data-driven marketing strategies to automate outreach campaigns based on prospect, alumnus or donor behavior. And since the same CRM application is available throughout the institution to any user of the system, you can gain a true 360-degree view of an individual as they progress from potential applicant, to student, to alumnus, to potential donor - a relationship that may last for decades.
Unit4 Student Management also supports your needs to expand program offerings for today’s non-traditional learner, a key constituent for any growth strategy. With unlimited course enrollment flexibility, you’re no longer tethered to just term-driven enrollment processes and can offer any type of course registration.
With an intuitive interface built for today’s mobile user, Unit4 Student Management raises the bar on ease of use and robust functionality, providing students with everything they need to manage all their academic affairs in one convenient place. And with all departments having access to the relationship building tools available through the “CRM for Everyone” approach, the highest level of service can be provided to each and every student.
Unit4 Student Management provides student risk tools that help you identify and intervene with at-risk students while there’s still time to turn them around. By creating a comprehensive risk profile unique to your institution’s student population, you can identify and intervene with at-risk students through individualized interaction plans that take full advantage of inter-departmental collaboration.
The solution’s degree audit tool provides your students with a clear understanding of what they need to do to progress towards graduation. Perfect for both advising and self-service use, it helps students navigate your institution’s curriculum requirements, including the performance of degree shopping "what-if" audits to understand degree progress if they change their major.
Boost Student Success
What if you could eliminate needless manual processes?
Unit4 Student Management provides modern, enabling technology that empowers you to effectively manage your institution. It applies the same concepts you have come to expect from consumer technology that enhances your personal life. This results in providing superior user experience and intelligence, and limiting the user interaction to those activities where people make a difference, relieving them from the burden of tedious and repetitive tasks.
The solution supports your strategic initiatives with actionable data using built-in analytics that enable every administrative user to easily analyze key institutional metrics. And its flexible configuration will scale with your institution as it grows and evolves, enabling you to update your strategies and processes without hiring expensive IT consultants to modify the system.
The solution automates the entire student lifecycle and eliminates the expense of maintaining pieced-together systems. Integrated data is shared across all functions, enabling real-time access to information by all constituents and eliminating duplicated effort and data entry. It’s also quicker and easier to implement, so you can start benefiting from your investment right away.
Empower your institution
Unit4’s deep understanding of the education sector has led us to develop solutions that directly empower your college or university to deliver results. No matter your institution’s size or complexity, Unit4 Student Management positions your institution to thrive in a disruptive, yet exciting and mission-based environment.
- Lower your total cost of ownership through an adaptable architecture that enables your staff to update strategies and processes quickly and easily without expensive IT intervention.
- Liberate your staff for higher-value functions through a superior user experience and workflow support tools.
- Support data-driven decision making with powerful reporting and analytics tools.
- Implement quicker and easier, so your resources go towards institutional excellence, not systems upkeep.
Whatever your priorities, Unit4 will equip your institution to meet its challenges today and into the future.
Discover the power of Unit4 Student Management functions:
Unlimited course enrollment flexibility and streamlined curriculum management
Support strategic initiatives with actionable data from built-in analytics
Automate your outreach campaigns and streamline your application process
CRM for Everyone
Gain a 360-degree view of constituents across the entire student lifecycle
Provide students with everything they need to manage their academic affairs
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Manage financial aid, scholarships and grants quickly and efficiently
Securely and effectively perform all academic transactions
Build relationships and raise funds with alumni and donors
Run your campus securely and efficiently with a next-generation student information system
Free up resources, reduce costs, and lower your risk with a next-generation cloud solution
Unit4 Student Management is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that eliminates all the unnecessary expenses and worries of operating an IT infrastructure and frees up your resources to deliver on your institution’s vision. It provides offsite hosting and complete administration of the full application and supporting infrastructure.
Relieve internal staffing challenges. Offload the challenges of assembling and maintaining internal staff to manage your student information system, freeing resources to focus on higher-value institutional priorities.
Take advantage of the latest technology. We assume responsibility for ensuring the application is up-to-date so you can adopt new software features as soon as they are released, helping you realize the maximum value from your investment.
Reduce your up-front cost. Get up and running without large up-front costs associated with on-premise installations. With a regular subscription payment, you get access to all functionality and no longer have to deal with disruptive and expensive upgrade cycles.
Improve performance and reliability; reduce risk. Our application, datacenter and business continuity expertise ensures solid and safe performance, while lowering risk with hosting infrastructure that resolves problems before you are affected.
Innovation powered by the Microsoft platform
Unit4 Student Management embeds the platform technologies of Microsoft Azure to deliver the latest technologies on a highly secure, scalable and reliable cloud.
As a Certified Microsoft Education Partner we together bring winning capabilities to campuses around the world.
Microsoft makes Student Management smart enough to minimize human interaction. Advanced Microsoft technologies such as Cortana analytics, machine learning, and bot framework are built in to make the system self-driving.
An example is Wanda, Unit4’s digital assistant. With Wanda, students and staff interact with Unit4 Student Management through a friendly text or voice chatbot. Admissions, financial aid, course transfers – no matter what, ask Wanda and she does it for you.
Looking ahead, the Microsoft Azure platform ensures that schools can automatically leverage new and exciting developments that support student success and institutional effectiveness.