Parchment inks alliance with Ellucian to expand integration options and enhance touch-free automation

Monday, July 22, 2013

Parchment today announced a relationship with Ellucian that will expand on its delivery of integration options to colleges and universities. The Ellucian – Parchment relationship will support Ellucian’s ERP platforms – Banner by Ellucian, Colleague by Ellucian and PowerCampus by Ellucian – and enable touch-free automation between the Parchment Send service of Parchment Exchange and those platforms, via Ellucian’s eTranscript Interface. 

 “Ellucian and Parchment already serve more than 200 shared higher education clients. This formalization of our relationship streamlines the process for members who want to use utilize the Ellucian eTranscript interface,” said Louis Delzompo, CTO, Parchment.  “Registrars need a platform that will leverage the workflows they have invested in.  Using the new Ellucian standard web-based API, institutions can take an order, create a secure PDF and deliver an eTranscript—all within minutes, and with just a click of a mouse.”  

“We partnered with Parchment to successfully integrate their platform into our Banner by Ellucian SIS, and fully automate our transcript fulfillment process.  It is gratifying to see them proactively work with Ellucian to upgrade our solution options, so we can focus on serving the strategic needs of the institution and the individual needs of students,” said Zach Hayes, Associate Registrar, Georgia Institute of Technology.  “The Ellucian – Parchment integration has tangible benefits, including reduced administrative costs, shorter time to implementation, and enhanced services, all leading to greater overall student satisfaction.” 

The Ellucian – Parchment integration will leverage Ellucian eTranscript, first announced on April 4, support the PESC standard, and enable real-time electronic authentication, production and transfer of transcripts between Parchment Exchange and Ellucian’s administration systems.  In line with Parchment’s other integration options, Parchment Exchange members who choose to adopt Ellucian eTranscript will not be charged a fee. 

About Parchment

Parchment is the leader in electronic transcript (eTranscript) exchange, allowing learners and institutions to collect, promote and share their education credentials in simple and secure ways. More than 7,400 active member high schools and postsecondary institutions, including 8 statewide initiatives, have exchanged more than 9 million transcripts using the Docufide by Parchment™ and Avow by Parchment™ SaaS platforms – now collectively known as Parchment Exchange. Founded in 2003, Parchment Inc. is a venture-backed company headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, with offices in Roseville, CA, Denver, CO and Washington, DC.