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Education software services company signs new €14m deal with DXC

Article by Sean Pollock

Educampus, a company which delivers IT and management information services to the education and research sectors, has agreed on a deal worth €14m that will see DXC Technology provide it with a specialised record-management system.

The Irish company signed the framework agreement with DXC Technology, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and has a valuation of around $4.86bn, last week. DXC is to provide a new digital student records management system for Educampus’ Institute of Technology and Technological University clients.

DXC will collaborate on this system modernisation initiative with US-based Ellucian, the higher education software and solutions company. DXC and Ellucian have worked together for more than 15 years, delivering services and solutions to the higher education sector in Ireland.

Under the new agreement, DXC will design, implement and provide ongoing support of a digital record-management system for Educampus clients for the next 10 years. The product will serve 66,000 students across the Institute of Technology and Technological University sectors.

The initial contract between Educampus and DXC has been valued at €14m for the provision of the record-management system to the existing client community until June 2024. This agreement provides for the managed support, cloud-hosting, and implementation of the latest Ellucian student record management system.

The modernised digital platform will reduce the current administrative burden by providing staff with mobile-enabled technology to help streamline key administration tasks with a consistent technology offering across each institute.

Students will benefit from a single sign-on self-service platform that will enable them to complete their admission, registration, and payment of fees as well as review grades on an ongoing basis from their mobile devices.

Speaking on the agreement, Paddy Naughton, chief executive of Educampus, said the 10-year deal would help its clients across Ireland access the latest technology.

Rowan McGrath, managing director of DXC Technology in Ireland, said the company was looking forward to working with Ireland’s universities and institutes.

He said the system would help to reduce administrative overheads for both staff and students.

DXC, which has operations in 70 countries, has a significant presence in Ireland. It employs 600 people in Kildare, Galway and Dublin. It also has a small service in Belfast.