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 personalized, 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.
Innovative higher education and research solutions from SAP and our partners
Solutions that address specific higher education and research industry needs help you achieve cost-effective transformation and sustainable growth.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Our modern ERP system with embedded analytics, AI, and machine learning supports efficient and agile processes to maximize 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 individualized experiences and strategic solutions to empower employees to reach their potential.
Research budget management by Flexso
Digitalize 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.
Labor Relations and Safety for Higher Education by Sodales
Minimize 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.
See how higher education and research customers are succeeding with SAP
Learn how the University of Toronto modernized its HR software to boost performance and save time for employees.
Find out how private university Universidad de Concepción standardized financial processes with a single data source.
Explore how Humboldt University optimized administrative processes with a unified digital foundation.
See how Boston University streamlined purchase order and invoice processing and helped users improve spending decisions.
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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 maximize operating margins and efficiency to increase institution value, faculty and staff development, and sustainability. Digital finance and human resource operations increase automation, maximizing 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 realized 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
Explore your higher education and research resource center
Embrace AI and machine learning and provide hands-on experiences to help students prepare for the jobs of the future.
Optimize 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.
Learn how Tec de Monterrey established a digital learning platform to deliver a world-class education in a virtual environment.
Explore how the University of Toronto uses digitalized learning and recruitment tools to create compelling employee experiences.