Academia Features in Gartner’s Market Guide For Higher Education Student Information Systems

Academia ERP / SIS
3 min readOct 23, 2019


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In May 2019, Gartner released its market guide for higher education student information systems. The list includes 17 SIS vendors that have been selected on the basis of the following criterion.

  • On-premises solutions
  • Cloud/SaaS offerings

The report also shows that the on-premises solution market is on a decline whereas the cloud/SaaS solution is steadily becoming the most favored product by institutions.

According to the 2018 Gartner research study on clients, there is an increase in the practice of cloud deployment in the administrative system as well along with HR & finance departments. Cloud/SaaS SIS effectively fulfills the needs of an institute across verticals and while assuring technological advancement.

The Gartner’s Market Guide includes vendors who offer various modules to manage all kinds of administrative processes in an institution.

Academia by Sersoft has been featured as Representative Vendor among the top global SIS providers.

Know more: Gartner Market Guide For Higher Education Student Information System 2019

About Gartner and its market guide

Gartner, Inc. is a global research and advisory firm providing information, advice, and tools for businesses in IT, finance, HR, customer service and support, legal and compliance, marketing, sales, and supply chain functions. Its headquarters are in Stamford, Connecticut, United States.

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Founded in 1979, Gartner is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. With over 100 offices globally, it provides business leaders with vital advice, research, and tools to achieve their vision to build the thriving institutions of tomorrow.

Gartner Market Guides help organizations understand the digital market, its trends and the significant attributes that impact it. It helps chief officers and authorities observe which vendors have a good track record and which providers can be trusted so that they can make informed investments in the right solution at the right time.

What made Academia a part of the market guide

Academia SIS is a solution for higher education institutions that automates the complete student

life cycle and facilitates activities for students, faculty, staff, and parents. It offers more than 20 modules to address the complete administrative processes.

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This highly configurable solution covers core student life cycle processes, including:

  • Admission Management
  • Enquiry Management
  • Selection Process
  • Program & Course Enrollment
  • Exams & Evaluation Management
  • Student Management
  • Time-table & Class Management

It can also effectively manage non-core and extracurricular activities such as:

  • Events
  • Hostels
  • Transport
  • Positive & negative incidents records
  • Placements

Recommended reading: How Educational Institutions Save Time and Money with Education ERP

Academia SIS has many more features to fulfill the key objectives of the institute management. It is a scalable, flexible and accountable solution that works for all types from institutes from the K-12 school system to higher education including college, university and groups of institutes.

Know more about the functioning of Academia here

The cloud-based solution is the future of education management

Automation of educational institutions through the Student Information System is becoming an increasingly favoured practice and it is expected to expand further in the coming future. The SIS market with cloud computing is the future of academic management. With the continuous advancement in technology, it is becoming more student-centric, highly configurable and more efficient in integrating processes, eventually ensuring student success.

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Academia ERP / SIS

Academia ERP/ SIS is a comprehensive suite that streamlines the complete student life cycle from Enquiry to Graduation as well as administrative processes.