30 May, 2014
Big Data Landscape CategoryVertical Apps
Ellusian is a software company that specializes in solutions for institutions of higher learning. Ellusian solutions are designed to securely handle massive amounts of data, and include Banner (an ERP), Ellucian Portal, Student Success, Recruiter, Mobile, Talent Management Suite and the Ektron Web Content Management System. These are only a few of the dozens of software-based programs developed by Ellusian.
Founders: Edward O. Emerson, Joseph Newton Pew and Philip Pisano (Sun Company Inc.); Tom Davidson (Datatel); Hellman and Friedman, LLC (Ellusian)
CEO: John F. Speer III
1886: Sun Company Inc., an oil manufacturer, is founded
1968: Datatel founded
1983: Sun Company Inc. founds a computer services division called SunGard
2009: Hellman and Friedman, LLC acquire Datatel
2012: Hellman and Friedman, LLC acquire Sungard Higher Education for $1.7 billion; Hellman and Friedman oversee the merger of SunGard and Datatel to form Ellusian
Ellusian is based out of Fairfax, Virginia, USA. The company also has offices in six other US states: Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, Utah and Washington as well as offices in Toronto, Canada and Puebla and Mexico City, Mexico.