About Ellucian

Ellucian is a cloud-based software provider that helps higher education institutions with professional solutions to create a connected campus. Designed for universities of all sizes, the platform provides solutions for departments such as finance, IT, student services, human resources, recruiting and admissions.

Ellucian’s modules comprise Enterprise Resource Planning with products such as Banner, PowerCampus. Elevate and Quercus; Constituent Relationship Management offers products including CRM Advise, Degree Works, CRM Recruit and CRM Advance; Integration and Analytics delivers the products Ellucian Analytics, Ethos framework and Workflow.

Ellucian helps users create strategies, manage resources and deploy services to achieve educational objec...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

92 Reviews of Ellucian

Average User Ratings

Overall

3.65 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

3.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(18)

18

4 stars

(42)

42

3 stars

(20)

20

2 stars

(6)

6

1 stars

(6)

6

Likelihood to Recommend

Not likely

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Showing 1 - 5 of 92 results

July 2018

Ryan from Grand Valley State University

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

I use this software every day for my accounting job at a major Midwest university.

This software has allowed me to be very efficient with my work as I am able to identify any accounting issues that may arise. Additionally, the system makes it very easy to look at prior fiscal years, which is a very large benefit when our auditors are asking for that information.

Pros

This software, and the newest update, has made accounting a breeze. The financial system allows me to easily see where any reconciling item may be, and allows me reference codes so I may gather further detail. The new capability of using Chrome is a great feature as well because our entire organization is comfortable with the format.

Cons

My only con would be that on some screens I am not able to copy certain data, which requires me to manually input the data. This is a small complaint because it is minimal amounts of typing.

August 2019

Tara from Virginia Tech

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

August 2019

Financial Aid User

Pros

Ellucian Banner is the platform that I have used at my previous and current university, while working in financial aid. I have only ever used Banner so I do not have another platform to compare it to. This system has been very beneficial in automating the processing for financial aid. I have used this program for over 7 years. All student, and employee, related information is stored in one location and necessary processing can be handled with Banner. Financially and academic based, this program has helped be the "one-stop-shop" for all information for our large student base. Banner 9 has made the screens easier to use for new users (due to acronyms) but Banner 8 was the most efficient program I have ran.

Cons

Banner 9 seems to have a lag between screens that has not yet been improved. Being web-based, it has really slowed down or processing. There are glitches that are quickly fixed but there seems to be more issues with this new Banner program than what we ever dealt with while using Banner 8.

April 2020

Ross from The Michener Institute

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2020

Reasonably priced SIS solution

Functional SIS solution, but requires full time developers to support.

Pros

Powerful, a lot of functionality out of the box allows smaller institutions to hit the ground running.

Cons

Pricing for individual modules is complicated and expensive, user facing interface is very dated and in need of an overhaul.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

2.0

November 2018

Not a good integrated solution

Negative, frankly. While helpful and polite, the team seems too inexperienced to be of much help. In fact, Ellucian seems to cause most of the problems themselves through self-inflicted wounds. Each update or patch implements some new ‘improvement’ that breaks most workflows and processes built for the previous version. As such, the hope to get a slight improvement ends up costing weeks of manpower to fix everything else in the test environment over and over again.

Pros

Ideally, when functional, the functionality between Ellucian products can be helpful. We use Banner and eRecruit CRM. We expected the CRM/ERP integration to be the best selling point when choosing the CRM application.

Cons

Despite being the same company, the products are not as seemless as we felt it should be. It took well over a year of implementation of the eRecruit CRM to customize it to fit with the Banner ERP. Even then, we still find issues where things are not being converted from one to the other well. One example, on the CRM, GB is the country abrieviation for the UK (Great Britain), but in the ERP, this is shown as Gabon. I’ve wasted so much time programming and converting little things like this that I find it hard to believe they were released by the same company.

August 2019

Lisa from El Camino Community College

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2019

Ellucian User for 15+ years

Pros

Since our college gained access to the web-based version of Ellucian (we call it Colleague at our school, too), it has been a lot easier to use.

Cons

I wish the help feature and other help documents were a little easier to follow. We used to have a gentleman who worked in Admissions & Records that would make PowerPoint presentations and quick guides to help out the Ellucian users.