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A modern SIS can provide institutions with increased agility, the ability to automate routine tasks, and the opportunity to leverage advanced AI to improve the overall student and staff experience.


  • With a 50% growth score, the SIS category has the highest spending growth of all major systems investment categories in 2018–19, with 50% of all higher education institutions intending to increase their expenditure.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the following student information systems: CampusNexus Student; Ellucian Banner; Ellucian Colleague; Jenzabar One/Student; Jenzabar SONIS; Oracle Student Cloud; SAP SLcM; Tribal ebs; Tribal Edge; Tribal SITS:Vision; Unit4 Student Management; Workday Student.
  • Assesses the trends and development of the student information system marketplace.

Key questions answered

  • How have SIS offerings evolved in recent years to reflect the needs of modern students and institutions?
  • What are the key differences among various student information systems?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for institutions
  • Recommendations for vendors

Defining and exploring student information systems

  • Definition and characteristics
  • Key capabilities
  • Business value and applications

Market landscape and participants

  • Market origin and dynamics
  • Student systems project priority and spending intentions
  • Key trends in the student information systems market
  • SIS is moving steadily to the cloud
  • Future market development
  • How we assessed the market
  • Vendor landscape
  • On the radar: CampusNexus Student (Campus Management)
  • On the radar: Ellucian Banner
  • On the radar: Ellucian Colleague
  • On the radar: Jenzabar One
  • On the radar: Jenzabar SONIS
  • On the radar: Oracle Student Cloud
  • On the radar: Student Lifecycle Management + Student Engagement (SAP)
  • On the radar: ebs (Tribal)
  • On the radar: Tribal Edge
  • On the radar: SITS:Vision (Tribal)
  • On the radar: Unit4 Student Management
  • On the radar: Workday Student


  • On the Radar
  • Further reading
  • Author