Progressive university selects UNIT4 software to manage campus administration for more than 4,000 students and staff
UNIT4, the global leader in software that supports business change, has announced that Reykjavik University, Iceland’s largest private and technical university and a dynamic international university with around 4000 students, has signed a subscription agreement extending its UNIT4 ERP solution to improve student administration.
Reykjavik University is a progressive educational and innovative research center that focuses on international collaboration. Currently there are around 4000 students enrolled at the University. One of the University’s long-term goals is to become a leading international University renowned for the quality of its research. It prides itself on its active participation in international networks and cooperation with academic partners around the world.
Built on the Agresso software platform and developed in partnership with the education sector, UNIT4 Campus is used by more than 1,000 education and research institutions around the world. Reykjavik University aims to improve its campus community experience for students and academics alike. They will benefit from UNIT4’s increased investment and focus on user experience based on new cloud, social, mobile and analytics technology.
“We had numerous objectives when selecting a Students software solution,” said Heiðar Jón Hannesson, IT Director at Reykyavik University. “We want to ensure our IT infrastructure and student and academic community experience benefits from new technology advances like cloud computing. We also want to increase research income and quality as well as capitalizing on new and international opportunities by attracting the most capable students to the University. The benefits of an integrated Students and Finance solution built upon UNIT4’s powerful Agresso framework will allow us to both improve the student experience and deliver much better holistic reporting and analytics across the university. UNIT4 offers a comprehensive solution for the education sector, designed to help us overcome typical problems of scale, internationalization, administration, but with flexible deployment options. Its ‘cloud, your way’ approach means we can advance our IT strategy at our own pace while ensuring privacy of student data and mission critical systems. The social, mobile and analytics investment UNIT4 is making in its solutions will also meet our requirement to keep up with our young technology and device-hungry students.”