Bristol, UK, March 27 2012, UNIT4 Business Software, the UK division of global business software group UNIT4, today announced that Stockport College has implemented and gone live with Student Self Service from the Agresso Campus Platform for Further Education to differentiate the College in a highly competitive sector.Student Self Service presents prospective students with a modern, web based online applications environment to browse, add to basket and select courses via PC, tablet or mobile. It also automatically alerts students to important news, such as acceptance to a course, and because it is fully self-service, allows students to query the progress of each application.
Rated as outstanding, Stockport College provides Further and Higher Education courses and is committed to providing a “high quality service at all times” to over 11,000 students. In a bid to maximise its intake, College management began to consider what extra steps could be made to further improve the student experience.
“We have to embrace new ways of operating to adapt to considerable change,” said Susan Kelly, Application & Customer Liaison Manager at Stockport College. “That means standing out from the crowd and UNIT4’s online applications solution enables us to do this by providing prospective students with a modern and intuitive interface. It goes a long way to creating a great first impression of the college.”
The solution is already helping Stockport College reduce administration by automating much of the applications process. It has also benefited from the flexibility of the Agresso Campus Platform. It took the internal project team just two months to implement the solution and add relevant course details.
“The flexibility of the Agresso online applications solution has been very impressive,” continued Susan. “Going forward we will be able to easily configure the solution to continually provide innovative and exceptional services to students.”
UNIT4 is a global business software and services company aimed at helping dynamic public sector, and commercial services organizations to embrace change simply, quickly and cost effectively in a market sector it calls 'Businesses Living IN Change' (BLINC)™. The Group incorporates a number of the world’s leading change embracing software brands including Agresso Business World, our flagship ERP suite for mid-sized services intensive organisations and Coda, our best-of-class financial management software.
With operations in 17 European countries, as well as 7 countries across North America, Asia Pacific and Africa and sales activities in several other countries, revenue of €454.7 million was realised in 2011.
In the UK we focus strongly on the public sector, where we are the leading provider of ERP systems to local government and post 16 education organisations, as well as having a considerable presence in the emergency services and health sectors. We also focus strongly on professional services organisations and a range of commercial sectors including Financial Services, Retail and Media and Publishing. Overall we aim to be the UK’s foremost business software company, providing solutions that transform the delivery of public services and comprehensively support commercial organisations in their ability to adapt and prosper in rapidly changing environments.
UNIT4 is headquartered in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands and has over 4,000 employees. It is listed on Euronext Amsterdam and is included in the Amsterdam Midcap Index (AMX).
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