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Driving Excellence in Higher Education: The Role of

Instead of working and researching in their ivory tower, modern universities struggle in strong and worldwide competition for talent. Young, talented students expect a profound education at their alma mater with modern, high-level organization.

With its newly founded worldwide task force Global Higher Education Solutions (GHES) itelligence AG now offers solutions and support that help universities to concentrate on their core business: excellent education. The new itelligence GHES-Team designs, aligns and leads go-to-market strategies and activities in higher education sectors globally.

For itelligence AG, the new task force opens up a very promising market of higher education. GHES’s main operations are in Europe, Middle East, APAC and North America and include emerging markets such as Brazil, India and China with global partners such as SAP, Dimension Data, CISCO and INTEL.

The latest success for the itelligence GHES-Team are two universities in Germany which selected itelligence’s, based on the SAP® Student Lifecycle Management application, as their first integrated student information management system. The two therefore follow the example of other renowned universities like the Free University of Amsterdam or the Saxion University of Applied Sciences, one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands with more than 24,000 students that have implemented in the cloud.

Peter Slaats, itelligence Vice President & Head of Global Higher Education Solutions, said: “Our latest success was in Germany with the Leibniz University Hanover. The system will allow Leibniz University Hanover to support its core business processes. is based on best practices and supports the full student lifecycle for all types of students and programmes.” based on SAP Student Lifecycle Management’s most important features include the integrated support of all study-related processes, via self-service. Students and teachers can access their data independently on their mobile devices, using their mobile phones or notebooks. From online registration, adjustment or accessing of exam grades, to organization of the entire course, provides the opportunity to implement a complete campus management system effectively, successfully and in line with requirements. The entire solution is based on best practices and SAP Student Lifecycle Management.

Slaats, solution co-founder of in 2002: “With the support from the global SAP team, we have the opportunity to innovate and extend our solution. New initiatives such as Student Analytics and Voice Authentication are the latest enhancements in our product. I am very happy to see that our international approach, supported by the Dutch education competence center, has proven to be successful.”