Curtin University has signed a three-year software-as-a-service agreement with ASX-listed TechnologyOne to move administrative and student management processes for 56,000 students and 4,000 staff into the cloud.
The university has been using a number of TechOne’s solutions for almost 30 years, but deputy vice-chancellor (academic) professor Jill Downie told iTnews the shift from on-premises applications to SaaS will improve functionality and flexibility.
“The University will be moving to the latest version of the application, enabling students and staff to take advantage of the new developments available including the next generation Ci Anywhere functionality which will transform our business operations,” Downie said.
While Downie wouldn't elaborate on exactly which solutions the uni is using other than Ci Anywhere and TechnologyOne Financials, she said the completion of the SaaS rollout later this year will enable staff and students to securely and reliably complete administrative tasks anywhere and from any device.
And as the university has numerous campuses in Western Australia and overseas - including in Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia and Mauritius - mobility is highly important to the smooth running of the institution.
Curtin’s finance chief, David Menarry, agreed those capabilities will be a significant benefit when the university upgrades to the latest version of TechOne’s Financials solution.
Student admittance processes will also receive an upgrade, which Downie said will streamline entry pathways into the Curtin curriculum.
“The cloud-based platform provides the opportunity to respond quickly to innovative delivery options in a system underpinned by good governance, streamlined processes and the effective use of modern technology,” Downie said.