The deal sees UC implementing the unified Boomi platform to integrate all digital student services – hosted across multiple clouds and on-premises – so that data pertaining to university life, including calendars, course information and results, is available to students in real-time.
According to Boomi, students can access a “one-stop-shop” of services, giving them greater control of their university experience and empowering them to focus on their studies rather than the administration of university attendance.
“The Australian higher education sector is seeing significant evolution, with the nation’s educators eager to use advanced technologies to improve student life whether they are studying on campus or remotely,” said Nicholas Lambrou, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand at Boomi.
“With Boomi, educators can connect their technology investments and better share information with students via a modern application, which gives learners a brand new experience as they complete their studies and move into the fast-changing workforce.”
Boomi says the tertiary education environment can be challenging for students to navigate, especially as they first enter university, and to help students adapt and thrive, UC modernised the way it handles interactions from first enquiry through to enrolment, commencement, graduation, and alumnus.
“Rather than viewing these as single events, the University wanted to contextualise all engagements within one application,” Boomi notes.
“Through the DSJ program, UC aims to provide an environment that will enrich students’ lives with an intuitive, contextual experience that puts them in control of their learning needs,” said Kate Robertson, IT Project Manager at UC.
“The Boomi platform is critical in meeting this objective – it connects key applications and data sources that students need every day, therefore enabling the technology that humanises learning and anticipates student needs. In addition to academic outcomes, DSJ also keeps students up-to-date with the wider campus by flagging events and other community initiatives, which is a big part of the environment we strive to provide.”