Author: 
Keith Fowlkes

I was recently asked to answer a question for the ages!!  THE QUESTION WAS:  With the exit of Ellucian's CEO, what would you do next if you were in charge of Ellucian? It seems like it might be difficult for the company to gain new customers, so what could they do to turn the tide?

Coming from a former higher education CIO perspective, I believe that Ellucian is in the same situation as many of its competitors.  Ellucian management has to look at the changing landscape of higher education and adjust its goals and objectives. The U.S. ERP market in higher education is saturated.  That means that the only way that ERP companies can grow is through sales of new products and services and to convert other companies’ customers to theirs.  Ellucian has been losing some of its market share in both their Banner and Colleague products to newcomers to the market... but all is not lost.

So… to finally answer the question.

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Author: 
Keith Fowlkes

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