SOURCE: UC4 Software

October 21, 2008 09:00 ET

UC4 Welcomes SunGard New Higher Education Banner Customers

Leading Universities Use UC4 to Automate Processes in SunGard Higher Education

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - UC4 Software, a leading provider of workload automation, job scheduling and IT process optimization solutions, today announced universities such as Tulane University and Texas A&M have selected the Banner Enterprise Scheduler by UC4 to optimize their SunGard Higher Education Banner implementations. They join a long list of higher education institutions that have turned to UC4 to enhance their ROI for SunGard Higher Education by automating batch processing and report generation.

"UC4 allows us to be much more efficient in using SunGard Banner and by automating routine job streams we save thousands of hours a year, freeing our staff for more critical projects," said Rhonda Baumgartner, Applications Analyst in Fiscal Services at George Mason University. "Automating processes with the UC4 Workload Automation Suite not only improves report generation and distribution, but prevents our servers from overloading by spreading out jobs over 24 hours, eliminating down-time for our students and faculty."

"We are continually enhancing our solution to serve the unique needs of our higher education customers," said Dave Wetzel, Regional Vice President, Channel Sales. "UC4 is integrated with SunGard Higher Education Banner solution, enhancing the efficiency and automation of key areas of batch processing automation, centralized scheduling, and report distribution. UC4 offers the only scheduling solution that is a SunGard Higher Education Select Member."

"Our software assists colleges and universities with automating processing across the entire Unified Digital Campus, creating more predictable results and allowing higher education institutions to better serve their students," continues Mr. Wetzel.

UC4 fully automates and manages the business rules, core applications and batch IT processes associated with operating a higher education campus, including course scheduling, financial aid, e-billing/payment systems, tracking student records, issuing grades and alumni outreach programs. The UC4 Automation Suite integrates disparate applications, providing a single view of campus-wide processing to reduce manual intervention, eliminate errors and latency, shorten processing windows and improve output management.

UC4 has a broad base of higher education customers, including the following customers signed in 2008: Allan Hancock College, Cameron University, Catawba College, Murray State University, Texas A&M, Winthrop University, Yavapai College, ABTI-American University of Nigeria, College of St. Catherine, Edison College, Foothill-De Anza Community College, College of Charleston, Universite Laval, University of the Pacific, Moraine Park Technical College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New York Law School, Tulane University, University of Central Missouri, Wake Forest University and West Virginia University.

UC4 has the only scheduling/application automation solution that is a "Select" member of the SunGard Higher Education Collaborative, an industry-leading partner program of technology, product and service providers that complement SunGard Higher Education's software, services and technologies to deliver reliable and proven solutions for higher education.

About UC4 Software

UC4 Software is a leading provider of workload automation, job scheduling and IT process optimization solutions that ensure core business processes and enterprise information systems run faster, more accurately and without interruption. More than 1,600 companies worldwide have successfully enhanced application processing performance and improved IT efficiency using UC4's business acceleration solutions. Customers include American Suzuki Motor Corporation, Cadbury, eBay, Eastman Kodak, General Electric, Mattel, McGraw Hill, Panasonic, Robert Bosch, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, T-Systems and Verizon.

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