Victoria University is implementing a new student system for its vocational education (TAFE) division, VU Polytechnic, that it hopes will transform its student experience.

TechnologyOne’s Student Management Software was chosen as a Service (SaaS) solution through a 12-month implementation project that came in on time and on budget, the technology vendor said.

Victoria University implemented the Student Management SaaS solution for its Polytechnic students to improve compliance reporting, reduce costs and enhance the student experience.

The dual sector University inked the seven-year SaaS deal in 2018 for its Polytechnic, extending its existing 20-year relationship with TechnologyOne.

Victoria University VP of Engagement and Resources, Richard Constantine, said the deal signified its confidence in TechnologyOne’s products and strategic direction.

“It’s personally satisfying supporting an Australian organisation that has a world class software solution.”

He said the implementation will net VU millions of dollars in claimable revenue per annum, and they can focus on operational success by managing and reporting student information more accurately.

“We’re using TechnologyOne’s software to make us quicker and more nimble, and to automate and standardise parts of VU Polytechnic’s student management processes,” said Constantine.“The SaaS platform provides scalability and flexibility, giving us a commercially viable platform that will take us into the future.”

TechnologyOne’s Chief Operating Officer, Stuart MacDonald, said the successful implementation builds on the vendor’s recent momentum in the sector, signing new Student Management SaaS deals with New South Wales’ Macquarie University, Western Australia’s Curtin University and South Australia’s Flinders University.

According to MacDonald, TechnologyOne’s enterprise software provides a single platform to streamline administration, ensure profitability and manage the entire student lifecycle.

“Our software is intuitive and user friendly, embracing consumer concepts and new technologies such as artificial intelligence, to provide an experience that today’s millennial students have come to expect,” he said.

“With our industry preconfigured approach, educational institutions can accelerate implementation to ensure go live projects remain on time and on budget.”

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