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Higher Education ERP Vendor Update

Changing an ERP to SaaS is a large investment in time and cost for any vendor to address. Therefore the challenge for the vendors is how to get the ERP, with its slow development and implementation cycles, to provide the solutions to the new needs of the institution.

Datatel Letter to Clients on SunGard Merger

This morning, Datatel, Inc. and SunGard Higher Education announced that the companies have entered into definitive agreements to combine businesses and form one company. I am confident that this combination will deliver great benefit to Datatel customers and to the education community world-wide. Together, over 3,000 employees will be dedicated to delivering solutions to meet our mutual clients’ future needs.

SUN lets GARD down and DATA TELs

Does the ORACLE know what lies ahead? Can a big ERP merger truly deliver more value to Higher Education? Could this be a stepping stone to even larger consolidation? Will there be more writing on the Blackboard? Is an Enterprise Education Platform far behind? Do recent investor transaction activities signal the "Dawn of the .EDU Era?"

Strategic Combination of Datatel and SunGard Higher Education

Datatel and SunGard Higher Education announced today that they have signed definitive agreements to combine businesses and operate as one.