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Datatel and Gilfus Education Group Reveal Drawbacks of Fragmented LMS/ERP Systems

Datatel Embraces Enterprise Education Platforms That Will Answer Challenges and Provide Integrated Academic and Administrative Intelligence, Plus Cost Savings

DENVER (BUSINESS WIRE), November 03, 2009 – the Gilfus Education Group, a Washington, DC-based education consulting firm, has released a white paper detailing the many disadvantages faced by higher education institutions that concurrently manage and operate disparate learning management systems (LMSs) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. The paper, Intelligence Emerges from the Enterprise Education Platform, poses that colleges and universities now can reap the benefits of recent advancements in information technology and business intelligence to combine teaching and learning and administrative processes fully into one platform. The Enterprise Education Platform, as termed by the Gilfus Education Group, will result in easier collaboration among users, improved learning efficiencies, myriad cost savings throughout learning institutions, and a 360-degree view of constituents.

Datatel has embraced the Enterprise Education Platform concept and will provide details of how the company plans to fulfill this vision at its corporate presentation here at EDUCAUSE 2009 tomorrow from 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM in the Korbel Ballroom 2C at the Colorado Convention Center. In her presentation, Social Learning that Won’t Break the Bank, Datatel Chief Client Officer Liz Murphy will explain how the company’s recent agreement with Moodlerooms will allow Datatel to provide higher education institutions with a fully integrated, tested, and supported Enterprise Education Platform that unites teaching and learning applications with administrative functions.

The white paper and further information about the Enterprise Education Platform will be available during EDUCAUSE at the Datatel (#304) and Gilfus Education Group (#689) booths. It also can be downloaded from a link on the Teaching and Learning page at Datatel’s website.

“Teaching and learning is at the heart of every institution’s mission,” said Murphy. “With Datatel’s Enterprise Education Platform, teaching and learning becomes more collaborative, team-oriented, and relevant to the entire student lifecycle, and provides a more holistic experience for all constituents.”

Gilfus Education Group President and CEO Stephen Gilfus commented: “Educators will make great progress over the next few years in achieving institutional efficiency, accountability, and improved academic performance. We are excited to share how the immersive experiences made possible by the Enterprise Education Platform can enhance many aspects of the education experience to generate new dimensions of intelligence.”

About Datatel, Inc.

Datatel is the industry’s most experienced provider of technology products, services, and insight to higher education. Colleges, universities, and technical schools across North America partner with Datatel to construct Strategic Academic Enterprises dedicated to achieving student success. The company has focused exclusively on higher education since 1979, and its technology is used by nearly 800 institutions serving more than five million students. For more information, visit

About the Gilfus Education Group

Based in Washington, DC, the Gilfus Education Group delivers education innovation by bringing refreshing clarity and a pragmatic approach to academic and corporate enterprises through educational, technology, and business consulting. The company provides a wide array of services to clients across the United States and around the world, offering insightful and diversified expertise to the education industry. Since 1997, the Gilfus Education Group team has served thousands of universities, colleges, schools, academic content providers, and education and technology companies in meeting their mission-critical planning and technology needs. The group consists of individuals of the highest caliber talent and experience in educational research, strategy, planning, and technical implementation services, representing capabilities for meeting organizational objectives and compliance, evaluating education quality and outcomes, and supporting technical integration, infrastructure, and delivery. For more information, visit

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