Australian software developer Technology One has secured yet another university account, this time with Southern Cross University (SCU), to implement its student administration system Student One.
According to Malcolm Marshall, SCU executive director of administration, the university was stringent in its approach to selecting a system. "We have done extensive research over a long period and we believe Student One will provide us with a strong, flexible and reliable system," said Marshall. "It was apparent that Technology One had a reputation for being client focused and providing good service," he added.
Managing director of Technology One Adrian Di Marco suggests that Student One's total cost of ownership over five years being less than 40 per cent of its international competitors was also a major factor in its selection by SCU.
Di Marco claims the system, designed specifically for Australian institutions, has been gaining industry recognition as a powerful new-generation product.
Signalling the developer's increasing market share, Mike Clahsen, Technology One general manager, said "Southern Cross is one of four universities along with Curtin, Bond and Avondale College that have implementation teams working closely with Technology One's consultants to achieve 'live' operation in 1999."
SCU's system is set to go live on October 14. Student One is to replace an in-house system, which is not year 2000 compliant.