Supporting higher education’s digital evolution

Higher education institutions are having to adapt to rapid advancements in technology and modern digital platforms that are transforming the teaching and learning experience.

At the same time, student expectations are rising, and competition has never been so fierce.

Additional challenges are presented by factors such as Brexit, remote learning and possible cutbacks, mergers and closures in the wider higher education sector. And it may feel like there are constant pressures to achieve strategic goals like government compliance and ROI.

Fortunately, challenge brings opportunity. The chance to work better, together. Because at Avanade, we’re focused on helping you navigate, lead and manage the student relationship in a digital world.

“We now have a platform that will enable our vision to be the destination for any Australian wanting to study higher education online. We’re creating more personalised student experiences, and we can now be much smarter in how we drive and measure student engagement.”

Andy Sheats Executive General Manager of Students, OUA

The benefits of a connected education experience

A connected education experience allows institutions to maximise the use of data and insight, delivering hyper-personalised experiences that increase engagement and conversion. This allows institutions to stand out by giving individual prospective students the experience they are looking for. Avoid siloed working and replication of processes. And let staff access data and analytics to help them make informed decisions.

The result is joined up processes, personalised experiences and boosted engagement from the beginning of a student’s journey.

Our education expertise

Avanade is a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture. Our combined industry, strategic and technical expertise means we understand the evolving challenges of the education landscape.

Through many different projects, we’ve helped higher education providers to rethink in a digital world. We’ve helped them to create compelling experiences for their students and employees. We’ve reduced costs, enabled more personalised communication, collaboration and enhanced service quality.

Our expertise is extensive:

  • Together with Accenture, we’re the world’s largest Dynamics 365 partner.
  • Avanade has been recognised as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services, Q2 2019.
  • We have over 2,000 Dynamics experts – many with the highest levels of Microsoft certification.
  • More than 250 digital marketing clients in 21 countries.
  • Adobe 2020 Global Digital Experience Solution Partner of the Year
  • Our deep vertical and micro-vertical industry expertise based on 30 years of Accenture industry experience and our industry-specific business process modeling and implementation methodology enable faster time to value and lower total cost of ownership.
  • Sitecore's first and largest Global Platinum implementation partner.
  • Our Managed Services solutions for Dynamics 365 enables you to operate efficiently and innovative at scale.
  • 22 CMS experience awards in partnership with our clients, in the last five years.
  • Together with Accenture, we are the 2017 IDC MarketScape worldwide leader in Microsoft Implementation Services.
Higher Education: Digital solutions for the student lifecycle

Student expectations are rising and the learning landscape is changing. Higher education institutions need to be prepared.

Recruitment and enrolment in higher education

To attract the finest students and remain competitive, higher education institutions need to adapt to the modern student journey.

Improving experiences for life on campus

Consumer experiences are shaped by digital. Utilising the right technology can help you understand and support individual students.

Creating relationships that last a lifetime

Digital solutions to improve the experience on graduation day and build longer-term connections with alumni.

Open Universities Australia grows student numbers in a competitive global online market

Avanade designed and implemented a solution that could power personalized experiences across a wide range of channels, helping to nurture a diverse range of student journeys.

Russell Group university turns to technology to become a world-leading research institution

Avanade has introduced a portal that addresses the needs of students and staff at the right time, from learning and housing to finance and foreign student support.

Digital marketing

Stay relevant with the power to change your content and message in real-time.

Digital Sales and Services

Create a human-centric, empathetic student experience that helps set you apart from the competition.

Finance and Operations

Get your finance and operations future ready, seize the cloud opportunity

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Next steps

Find out how to better navigate and manage the student relationship in a digital world.

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