Higher Education and Research
The future of higher education and research
Colleges, universities, and research institutions are using innovative technology to prepare students for the world of work and to do more with less.
New higher education technology
Proactive institutions are transforming, using smart education technology to deliver the new skills, tools, and job experiences students will need – and the personalised, interactive tools they expect.
Intelligent finance and accountability
Using next-generation finance solutions, higher educational institutions can make the most of finite resources – and meet demands for transparency around affordability, value, and learning outcomes.
To keep pace with digitally native students, and to stay sustainable, institutions are evolving into smart campuses – transforming everything from entrance admissions and student experiences to parking.
Always-on student engagement
Colleges and universities create student information systems resembling video gaming to gauge student interests and sentiments – using the data to tailor meaningful recruitment messaging and outreach.
Changing faculty and staff paradigm
Teaching talent from the business world is rebalancing tenured university faculty models. Contingent workforces support learning areas most in need – and departments are integrating to form agile hubs.
Accelerated research processes
Advancements in AI, analytics, and computing power help research institutions to automate functions, integrate digital processes, streamline projects and finance – and accelerate vital discoveries.
Featured higher education and research solutions
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Our modern ERP system with embedded analytics, AI, and machine learning supports efficient and agile processes to maximise resource value and help you deliver measurable cross-campus and online campus results.
SAP Analytics Cloud
By integrating analytics and planning functionality with SAP applications, this solution can provide direct insights into academic and financial data.
SAP SuccessFactors solutions
From core HR and payroll to talent management, HR analytics, and workforce planning, our software can help you offer individualised experiences and strategic solutions to empower employees to reach their potential.
See how higher education and research customers are succeeding with SAP
Discover how the University of Toronto modernized its HR software to improve performance and save time and effort for employees.
Explore how Chilean private university Universidad de Concepción is standardising financial processes with a single data source.
Learn how Humboldt University optimised administrative processes by integrating processes on a unified digital foundation.
See how Boston University streamlined purchase order and invoice processing and empowered users to make better spending decisions.
Explore our higher education and research solutions
10%–20% increase in student engagement.
Source: Riphah International University
With SAP S/4HANA and SAP Student Lifecycle Management, we can run integrated processes drawing on a single data source. This helps us run more-efficient operations and provide an enhanced digital campus experience.
Sarfraz Ahmad Haroon, Director of IT, Riphah International University
SAP solutions help maximise operating margins and efficiency to increase institution value, faculty and staff development, and sustainability. Digital finance and human resource operations increase automation, maximising revenue streams and cash management while allowing faculty and staff to grow professionally and focus on education value.
100% of outdated processes, applications, and systems replaced.
Source: AMS and University of Nicosia
With SAP S/4HANA, we have one integrated system and streamlined core processes in accounting, payroll, research, budgeting, and reporting. When a new lease reporting standard was introduced, we simply added a module to assist with the adoption of this new and complex reporting standard.
George Soleas, Vice President of Finance, University of Nicosia
Research solutions from SAP leverage cross-functional and cross-departmental assets and resources. Superior research results are realised with optimal efficiency through the use of advanced analytics, shared services, and common practices. The increase in research enhances the output of an institution for enhanced reputation and revenue growth.
30% time reduction in report generation.
Source: RV Educational Institutions and YASH Technologies
SAP S/4HANA is an incredible solution for higher education institutions that is helping us transform into an intelligent enterprise.
A.V.S Murthy, Honorary Secretary, Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust
Get started with SAP’s cloud solutions for higher education and research
SAP can help you start or enhance your digital transformation – no matter where you are in your journey. If you have yet to move to cloud ERP, you can get started with the RISE with SAP solution. If you already have cloud ERP – from SAP or any other vendor – you can enhance your higher education and research capabilities with our industry cloud solutions.
RISE with SAP
RISE with SAP provides customers with complete business transformation as a service (BTaaS) in a single package. At its core is SAP S/4HANA Cloud, business process intelligence, technology credits, and more. RISE with SAP also includes solutions for:
Industry cloud solutions
Built by SAP and our partners on an open platform, SAP’s industry cloud solutions address specific industry needs for the higher education and research sector. Designed to work with your existing SAP and third-party systems, these specialised cloud applications can help you drive cost-effective transformation and sustainable growth.
Featured cloud solutions for higher education and research
Research budget management by Flexso
digitalise your research administration with a solution running on SAP Portfolio and Project Management that enables straightforward and detailed budget entry, simulation, or calculation for research projects.
labour Relations and Safety for Higher Education by Sodales
Minimise compliance risk with preventative management by deploying comprehensive lifecycle support for tenure, sabbatical, seniority, grievances, job bidding, liberation management, and safety inspections.
Proctoring Record and Review by Questionmark Computing Limited
Help ensure that assessments are valid, reliable, and defensible with a remote proctoring service. This add-on fully integrates with the SAP Assessment Management application by Questionmark to deliver tests remotely.
Explore your higher education and research resource centre
Embrace AI and machine learning and provide hands-on experiences to help students prepare for the jobs of the future.
Optimise student success, improve operational efficiency, and deliver an excellent end-to-end research experience.
Find out how the University of Helsinki transformed the user experience with self-service capabilities and accelerated reporting.