University of Modern Sciences, Dubai selects Unit4 to transform student administration

Leading University in United Arab Emirates reaffirms commitment to providing students with state-of-the-art technological experience

Utrecht, Netherlands, 

Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organizations, today announced that the University of Modern Sciences (UMS) has committed to upgrade its students’ experience with Unit4 Student Management.

Based in Dubai, UMS has ambitions to become the leading university in the United Arab Emirates. It believes in empowering students, nurturing and developing their skills, in a state-of-the-art environment. This means ensuring that the latest technological trends and knowledge are applied to all aspects of curricula design and academic services.

UMS selected Unit4 because it brings their student administration onto a modern, integrated system that manages all aspects of the student lifecycle through one mobile-first solution. Comprehensive Customer Relationship Management (CRM) functionality negates the need for a separate system, and combined with Unit4’s built-in analytics, UMS can access better information more easily, supporting them to make intelligent decisions that benefit students.

“We understand our role in giving our students the best knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable them to be lifelong learners”

Bader Ajhar, IT Manager at UMS

“We understand our role in giving our students the best knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable them to be lifelong learners,” said Bader Ajhar, IT Manager at UMS. “Students should be nurtured and supported to develop their skills in a state-of-the-art environment. Unit4 Student Management provides this level of system competency, with comprehensive functionality across admissions, course registration, financial aid, billing, academic advising and more. At the same time, we can benefit from the best in new technology and system advancements. Other key factors influencing our choice were that the system is browser agnostic and multi-lingual delivering a simple experience for everyone, and its advanced workflow engine allows us to allocate and manage tasks among several departments.”

Unit4 Student Management is built “touch-first”, meaning all functions were developed to be mobile accessible, then built out to fit desktop use as well. As a result, UMS students can interact – send applications, access student records, pay tuition, and communicate with administration and faculty – completely via their preferred device or smartphones. While back office users typically employ desktop systems, administrative staff and faculty can just as easily work on tablets or smartphones. Built on the Microsoft Azure platform, Unit4 Student Management customers benefit from the utmost in cloud security and reliability, as well as the latest technology innovations.

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