Efficient Processes. Trusted Data. Student Success.
These are some of the word pairs that we’re hearing from our partners in higher education, as they describe what drives successful outcomes for their institutions.
Beyond these Two Words, Operational Transformation is shaping up to be the word pair of choice for institutions feeling urgency to improve the seamlessness of current operations and address the need for additional digitization of files and processes.
Recognizing that Ellucian Systems are at the core of your digital campus, we’re proud to provide the solutions you need to meet the challenges of today, extend the impact of your ERP and add agility to every business process. For institutions looking to complete the digital record for staff and students, Etrieve by Softdocs delivers mobile-friendly electronic forms, workflow automation and content management functionality capable of robust integration with Ellucian systems, through Ellucian Ethos.
Now is the time to explore how peer institutions are leveraging ECM and Softdocs’ proven integration methodology to complete the digital record for every student, employee, and vendor. Let’s discuss how you can achieve operational transformation campuswide. Are you ready for a Fresh Look?
An Account of ECM Transformation with Loyola Marymount University
Pressure is ramping up across higher education, to work more efficiently and become more competitive. And while technology can help, a clear path forward is absolutely essential! Learn more about LMU’s transformational ECM journey that began with the creation of a complete campus needs list, and in turn led to their selection of a new ECM solution capable of integrating with their ERP, Ellucian Banner, and delivering the cross-campus efficiencies they needed.
Integrating ECM through Ellucian Ethos – Softdocs and Olivet Nazarene University
For a closer, more in-depth look at the use of Softdocs’ Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution, Etrieve, with Ethos, watch this webinar featuring Olivet Nazarene University. ONU worked closely with Softdocs as a development partner, in order to expand the ability for Etrieve to integrate with Ellucian ERPs through Ethos. The recorded webinar also features a Q & A session.
A Fresh Look at E-Forms and Workflow in Higher Ed
With Education’s widespread, rapid shift to virtual learning, many institutions are finding it’s the right time to take a fresh look at electronic forms and workflow solutions. Capable of empowering a mobile workforce with cloud-first and mobile-friendly functionality, the Softdocs Etrieve platform provides the necessary flexibility to create new efficiencies and deliver the optimal digital experience to every student, teacher and faculty member. This brief webinar reviews the benefits available through e-forms and automated workflows, before demonstrating the ins-and-outs of Etrieve by Softdocs.
Improving the Digital Experience in Higher Ed
The spotlight on higher ed’s ability to operate virtually and efficiently has never shined as bright. With a complex campus system map and heightened awareness of institutions’ need for strong communication and efficient processes, the question remains where do we start to make improvements? This webinar explores how higher education institutions are leveraging Enterprise Content Management (ECM) to unify diverse campus systems, develop data consistency and create new efficiencies. Come learn how digitalization of content and processes with ECM betters the student experience and benefits employees institution-wide.
Cybersecurity in Education – Prevention is Key
Those in higher education are encountering new threats to data security every day. Institutions must be able to recognize and react to this ever-evolving threat landscape, while ensuring information remains readily available to students, parents and faculty. In this webinar, cybersecurity experts profile security frameworks within education, review instances of recent cybersecurity attacks and provide best practices for data security.
Answering the Question: What is ECM?
Enrollment and funding are decreasing, the demands on your time are increasing, and the push to go mobile is now mandatory. Transformation seems to be the word everyone uses as the answer, but how do you achieve that. For many educational institutions, campuses and school districts, the answer could be Enterprise Content Management (ECM).
“We brought in various vendors, talked with them, demos, all of that … and eventually Softdocs emerged as the winner. The thing that was very distinctive, was Softdocs focus on Higher Ed, and the fact that they were an Ellucian partner and were in the development pipeline for the Ethos integration.”
Laura Kappert | Director of Enterprise Solutions | Elon University
We didn't have the capability to integrate other offices into our workflow process. With Etrieve, we do! That has saved a lot of time and paperwork.
Danette Seale | Executive Director of Financial Aid | Carson-Newman University
After vetting the available ECM platforms on the market, we chose to move ahead with Softdocs as our ECM partner for the future. We knew we needed a modern, web-based solution - something that would play nicely with the Macs we use on campus, was intuitive and would be easy for our users to navigate. Etrieve checked every box.
Shayona Roberts | Senior Data/Applications Analyst | Reed College
There was a culture on campus that our previous content management system was just not the right fit. In Etrieve by Softdocs, we’ve found a solution that finally feels right.
Ken Wardinsky | Chief Information Officer | North Idaho College
Responses to recent change have revealed a need for additional digitization of processes, to optimize the completely virtual experience of students and staff.
Supporting the creation of comprehensive, digital records, ECM provides institutions with secure, anytime access to content and documents.
Increasing process visibility, ECM ensures data consistency across disparate systems and standardizes how content is collected, processed and distributed.
Are operational inefficiencies within departments or between peer offices hindering your ability to attract or retain students? A fresh look can help.
Featuring a mobile-first design, Etrieve allows users to easily perform all actions within a single browser window - including scanning and system administration.
Supporting comprehensive, digital student records, Softdocs’ ECM solutions complement the Ellucian systems within your campus’ technology stack.
Leveraging Microsoft Azure, Softdocs provides a secure, auto scaling cloud environment, which includes Softdocs-managed maintenance and security.
Combining e-forms, workflow automation and content management, Softdocs’ Etrieve solution provides secure, uniform access to content - from HR to FA.
Supporting single sign-on, Etrieve Security provides institutions with a variety of tools to define roles, create groups and assign user privileges.
Serving Higher Ed for 20+ years, Softdocs is THE education-focused ECM provider. We architect, implement and advance our solutions to meet your key initiatives.
From client development partners to the Softdocs Community, customer engagement is our top priority. Together, we ensure product roadmaps are a smart, strategic fit for all.
If you feel an urgency to extend Ellucian systems, across campus, but simply aren’t sure where to begin - we’d be honored to help you complete your fresh look.
We’ve pulled together the following resources to help you take a fresh look at the role of ECM in your campus technology stack and your pursuit of operational transformation. These articles, case studies and recordings showcase the benefits document management, e-forms and workflow automation are already providing higher education institutions - at almost every level and department.
In the News
Location: Portland, OR
Number of Students: 1,500
William Jewell College
Location: Liberty, MO
Number of Students: 808
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Number of Students: 11,000
Location: Elon, NC
Number of Students: 6,800
Del Mar College
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Number of Students: 22,000
ECM and the Top Issues Facing Education Today
Vince Silvestri, Principal Solutions Engineer at Softdocs, discusses how enterprise content management is essential in the modern education institution, and how a mobile-first platform can provide the best environment for improving student success.
Advance Your Utilization of ECM: Migrate to Etrieve
Whether with Softdocs’ legacy solutions or competitive platforms, you’ve experienced the many benefits that enterprise content management (ECM) delivers. Through your ECM deployment, you’ve created time-saving efficiencies, increasing productivity and reducing costs across campus. Learn how migrating to Etrieve by Softdocs will help you build upon these successes, advance your utilization of ECM and better satisfy the changing needs of your institution, employees and students.
Etrieve Content: Electronic Content Management Made Easy
Etrieve Content is a fully browser-based content management solution that allows your institution to store and organize your data all in one place. With document management from Softdocs, student and employee data is consistent, organized and easily accessible.
Etrieve Forms: Electronic Forms Made Easy
Etrieve Forms eliminates the need for paper and slow, paper-based processes. Automatically see the status of a form and review, approve, deny or comment quickly and easily.
Softdocs is a proven partner of educational institutions, having served colleges, universities and K-12 districts for over 20 years, as the only ECM provider focused exclusively on Education. Not only was our Etrieve platform designed and architected with your processes, challenges and key initiatives in mind, but our education-focused team leverages that same understanding to implement and advance Softdocs solutions today.
Having prioritized customer engagement highly from day one, we are proud to say that Softdocs is a customer-driven, mobile-friendly and cloud-first company. Through strong relationships within the Softdocs Community, including a network of client development partners, we ensure that we not only are meeting Education’s needs today but are in position to do so moving forward - following a product roadmap based on key initiatives in Education.
Digital Transformation and the Modern Student: A Case for the Cloud
Interoperability and Etrieve: Softdocs’ API Strategy
Continuous Change and Education's Model of Delayed Innovation
If taking a Fresh Look at your current utilization of ECM has left you thinking it’s time to try a different approach, we’re here to help! Just reach out, and we’ll be in touch to answer any questions you have, provide a demo, or discuss next steps.