â— The college will also transition to Business World Finance on the Microsoft Azure Cloud
â— Next generation technology to provide a personalised student interaction
Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organisations, has announced that the Royal College of Art (RCA) will expand its Unit4 footprint with the implementation of Unit4 Student Management on the Microsoft Azure cloud. The RCA will also be upgrading and moving Business World Finance into the cloud. Both projects will support the RCA as the college embarks on an ambitious programme of development, supported by exceptional funding from UK treasury.
Unit4 Student Management will provide RCA students with an intuitive experience across any device to manage their interaction with the college. Student Management and Business World Finance will also support employees’ strategic initiatives with actionable data drawn from built-in analytics.
The RCA is the world’s leading art and design university, topping the QS World University Rankings in the field for the past three years, with alumni including David Hockney, Tracey Emin, and James Dyson.
Emma Bayne, Head of Digital Delivery at the RCA says, “After a competitive tender we chose Unit4 Student Management because it offers a great user experience and elegant integration across our existing systems. Unit4 has an excellent understanding of the Higher Education sector with world-leading next-generation technology”.
“We are very pleased to have extended our relationship with the RCA,” said Derren Nisbet, Managing Director of Unit4 in the UK & Ireland. “They understand the advantage Unit4 in the cloud can provide. The college will always have the latest technology so that it can deliver the very best services to stakeholders, including access to important future developments like our artificially intelligent chatbot – Wanda.”
Unit4 is the number one supplier of business systems to Higher Education in the UK & Ireland with over 200 ERP and Student Management systems in use. By helping institutions interact with customers using the first next generation digital student solution, it is growing significant market share in the front office.
Unit4 is a leading provider of enterprise applications empowering people in service organizations. Unit4 delivers ERP, industry-focused and best-in-class applications. Thousands of organisations from sectors including professional services, education, public services, not-for-profit, real estate, wholesale, and financial services benefit from Unit4 solutions.
Unit4 provides student management, ERP and research management solutions to over 1000 colleges and universities globally to help them accelerate growth, boost student success, improve institutional effectiveness and deliver research excellence. In the UK & Ireland it is number one supplier of finance systems to Higher Education, with a 65 percent market share; it is also growing its Student Information Systems footprint faster than any other vendor.
Clients include Oxford and Cambridge Universities, HEC Paris, University of Waterloo, American University of Paris, Robert Morris University, Baylor College of Medicine, Hult International, and University of Dubai. Unit4 is in business for people.