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SunGard Higher Education Introduces Advancement Performance Solution

SunGard Higher Education Introduces Advancement Performance Solution

MALVERN, Pa., July 20, 2010 — SunGard Higher Education announces the availability of Advancement Performance, a solution that helps advancement offices more easily measure campaign progress, manage prospect pipelines, understand trends and predict behaviors and outcomes.

Designed to give better visibility into the performance of advancement activities, Advancement Performance delivers a tightly integrated package of advancement scorecards, dashboards, reports, key performance indicators (KPIs) and analytics capabilities coupled with a data warehouse.  It helps advancement offices organize data, manage the prospect pipeline and gain insight into institutional fundraising performance to provide up-to-date and accurate information to identify and prioritize new funding opportunities or pinpoint potential areas of improvement.

Advancement Performance supports SunGard Higher Education’s Open Digital Campus vision, which aims to give colleges, universities and foundations more flexibility to shape how technology meets their evolving needs. 

Advancement Performance offers a quick time to value by providing 60- and 90-day implementation options. Advancement and campaign executives and managers can benefit from an out-of-the-box tool to help articulate and communicate strategies and goals across the institution, as well as monitor key performance indicators through detailed reports to verify that progress is in line with goals or be alerted in a timely manner so corrective action can be taken.

Pre-configured performance dashboards help advancement officers monitor fundraising performance quickly and easily.  Institutions can modify or add other dashboards at any time.  Additionally, ad-hoc querying, reporting and analytics allow fast, easy creation of unanticipated, on-demand queries and reports.  Advancement Performance seamlessly integrates with SunGard Higher Education’s Advance and Banner Advancement solutions, providing access to important data and helping institutions realize a lower total cost of ownership.

“The largest cost of building a business intelligence solution is integrating data from disparate operational systems to create a shared repository of information,” said Fred Weiss, senior vice president, strategy and portfolio management at SunGard Higher Education.  “Advancement Performance helps eliminate the cost and effort of developing custom integrations and refocuses attention on data analysis and achieving fundraising goals.  This is another great example of how we are delivering on our Open Digital Campus vision and providing customers with technology options.”

SunGard Higher Education will attend the CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders conference, July 18-20, 2010 in New York.  Staff will be available to discuss SunGard Higher Education’s comprehensive advancement solutions, including the new Advancement Performance solution, which are all developed specifically for use by higher education institutions to help manage alumni relations programs, fundraising campaigns and business processes. 

About SunGard Higher Education
SunGard Higher Education serves colleges, universities and foundations in 40 countries worldwide. Through its Open Digital Campus strategy, SunGard collaborates with the higher education community and provides software and services to help institutions find better ways to teach, learn, manage and connect.  www.sungardhe.com

About SunGard
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 20,000 employees and serves 25,000 customers in 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 380 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. For more information, visit www.sungard.com
Contact: Katie Kilfoyle, SunGard Higher Education, 315.524.7640, Katie.Kilfoyle@SunGardHE.com