Connect with us at Ellucian Live 2021!

We’re excited to be a sponsor at Ellucian Live 2021, April 12-14. Here’s how you can connect with us during the conference:

FERRILLI INTERACTIVE BOOTH

Make sure to stop by our virtual booth where you can live chat with our higher education technology experts and check out special offers and promotions for Ellucian Live attendees.

SIMULIVE SESSIONS

We are hosting two Simulive sessions during the conference. These interactive sessions include a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute live Q&A!

Future-Proofing your Ellucian Banner ERP with Ferrilli’s Senior Vice President Carol Thomas – Tuesday, April 13th at 1:00pm EDT

Future-Proofing your Ellucian Colleague ERP with Ferrilli’s Executive Vice President Kelly Sinacola – Tuesday, April 13th at 1:00pm EDT

We look forward to connecting with you!

Ferrilli Featured In Toggle Magazine: At Campbell University, IT’s all for one, and one for all

We’re excited to appear in Toggle magazine’s recent feature on Campbell University CIO Sherri Yerk-Zwickl and her great work consolidating and optimizing Campbell’s IT efforts.

From the article: “Assisting in the technological upgrades at the university is the higher education technology consulting firm Ferrilli. Since 2016 the school has used Ferrilli’s CORE System Administration services to provide patch management, database support and maintenance, and environment cloning for its ERP system. This year, Ferrilli helped migrate Campbell’s ERP operating system and servers from a Hewlett Packard HP-UX environment to Red Hat Linux to improve business operations. Ferrilli has also provided custom programming for payroll retirement contributions, transcripts and gifts; configuration for the law school; and training around financial aid and communications management.”

Please click here to read the full story.

Ferrilli Does: CRM Optimization

We are often asked “What does Ferrilli do?” Here is an example of what Ferrilli can do to help improve your institution’s CRM:

We have designed a solution that auto closes extra opportunities on a record when a record hits certain funnel stages, such as Opportunity Creation, Application Submission, Denied, Withdrawn, and Enrolled.

This solution streamlines the opportunity management process. And we work with each individual school to ensure the solution is configured to fit their unique business process needs!

Expect more from your technology. Get more with Ferrilli!

On-Demand Webinar: How to Protect Yourself on the Internet

On Safer Internet Day, Ferrilli Senior Consultant Alex Chong shares his top ways to protect yourself on the internet.

Alex offers expert advice on responsible sharing, password best practices, phishing protection, social media privacy, securing your internet connection and more!

This information can be used to protect yourself at home and also at the workplace, whether you work for an education institution or a corporation.

Let’s make a better internet for all!

Ferrilli Does: System Support

We are often asked “What does Ferrilli do?” Here is an example of what Ferrilli can do to help improve your systems:

We migrated one of our CORE System Administration clients from UNIX HP-UX to Linux Red Hat in order to avoid issues with an aging server environment.

Post-migration, the staff saw a significant improvement. In fact, the financial aid auto packager went from taking 12 hours to 12 minutes!

Expect more from your technology. Get more with Ferrilli!

Connect with us at the CISOA Virtual Technology Summit!

We’re excited to be a Platinum sponsor at the 2021 CISOA Virtual Technology Summit, February 8-11, 2021!

There are a number of ways you can connect with us at the conference:

– Virtual Booth: Stop by and check out our awesome content designed to help your college get the most out of its technology.

– Stump the Consultant: Bring your most challenging tech questions to our “Stump the Ferrilli Consultant” session on Tuesday, February 9th @ 12:15 pm PST. We’ll be giving away cool prizes (like a new iPad) to attendees with the toughest questions!

– Breakout Session w/ Q&A: On Thursday, February 11th @ 10:30 am PST, learn how Allan Hancock College increased completion rates and improve efficiencies within Academic Advising and the Registrar’s Office. Featuring a live Q&A with Allan Hancock College’s VP of Student Services Nohemy Ornelas, Ed.D.

– Chat Live with Us: Chat live with Ferrilli team members in our virtual exhibit hall on Thursday, February 11th @ 11:30 am PST.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ferrilli Does: System Administration

We are often asked “What does Ferrilli do?” Here is an example of what Ferrilli can do for higher education system administration:

We worked with a client to migrate their Direct Deposit back to the delivered functionality. By doing so, we were able to eliminate a customization that required regular review during software updates, saving the institution’s staff time and resources.

Expect more from your technology. Get more with Ferrilli!

Ferrilli Does: Student Accounts

We are often asked “What does Ferrilli do?” Here is an example of what Ferrilli can do for student accounts:

We recently automated a school’s student refund process. The initial process required students to initiate refunds with a paper request form before the form passed through multiple offices for approval, eventually ending with a paper check refund.

Now, the automated process allows staff to identify refunds proactively and return money directly to the students’ credit cards, saving the school from dealing with paper request forms, paper checks, returned mail, and student frustration. We generate creative ideas to solve business problems!

Expect more from your technology. Get more with Ferrilli!

On-Demand Webinar: Unix/Linux Tips & Tricks

If you’re a system administrator looking for helpful tips and tricks working with Unix and Linux, this complimentary on-demand webinar with Ferrilli’s Michelle Demchik and Clayton Burton has you covered.

Michelle and Clayton have a combined 40-plus years working with Unix and Linux and they are here to make your life easier!

Ferrilli Does: System Support

We are often asked “What does Ferrilli do?” Here is an example of what Ferrilli can do for students, faculty, and staff:

During the summer of 2020, to deal with the ramifications of Covid-19, we helped several colleges and universities change:

– Fall term dates and all of the related dates throughout Ellucian Colleague®
– Instructional methods for those sections and faculty
– Section days and times
– Buildings and rooms for sections (using custom utilities rather than having to make these changes manually)

Each campus was able to rely on our depth and breadth of experience with Ellucian Colleague to make sure all of the appropriate areas were updated, saving considerable staff hours and resources.

Expect more from your technology. Get more with Ferrilli!

Ferrilli Does: Student Support

We are often asked “What does Ferrilli do?” Here is an example of what Ferrilli can do for students:

For one of our Ellucian Banner CORE Systems Support clients we recently worked with the Registrar’s office on their COVID modality changes for the 2021 spring term.

The work helped students understand and navigate the information around the course delivery changes to their schedules and course sections. Using the detailed planning information provided by the Registrar’s office, Ferrilli consultants quickly updated various Banner tables which saved the Registrar’s office from having to input changes for each course and section.

Expect more from your technology. Get more with Ferrilli!

Ferrilli Does: Communications Management

We are often asked “What does Ferrilli do?” Here is an example of what Ferrilli can do to help improve communications within Ellucian Colleague:

We provided training on one campus to Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Business Office on Communications Management in Colleague. An Admissions staff member had been processing all Admissions-pending documents on PCEX one-by-one. She learned about PCB batch processing during training, which now saves her one hour per day!

Expect more from your technology. Get more with Ferrilli!

Ferrilli Does: Degree Audit

We are often asked “What does Ferrilli do?” Here is an example of what Ferrilli can do to help improve your degree audit functionality:

We have re-written countless program requirements for campuses across the country, always with the goal of giving students and faculty advisors a streamlined view of degree requirements and progress towards that degree.

We couple that with specialized training so each office is empowered with the knowledge to maintain those programs moving forward.

Expect more from your technology. Get more with Ferrilli!

Ferrilli Does: CRM Optimization

We are often asked “What does Ferrilli do?” Here is an example of what Ferrilli can do to help improve your CRM:

We have designed external web applications that connect to the Slate CRM to retrieve data and display this as information to internal stakeholders. This has included information such as upcoming visitors, reporting, data analytics/comparison, and more.

We have also created specialty portals for specific populations on campus to view data such as a portal for coaches to view athletes and alumni to view other alumni for outreach activities.

Expect more from your technology. Get more with Ferrilli!

Upcoming Webinar: Dream Big – Your Guide to Maximizing Dreamforce 2020

Please join us on Thursday, December 10th at 2 pm EST as Ferrilli’s Senior Salesforce Consultant Claire Lewis and special guest Nell Paye, Business Architect at Salesforce, dive into all of the info and resources you need to get the absolute most out Dreamforce 2020!

Claire and Nell will lead an interactive discussion designed to help you: 

– Get the most out of Dreamforce 2020, so you can turn your learnings into realities

– Translate Salesforce terminology to education & nonprofit lingo

– Quickly identify Salesforce products and features designed for education users

– Keep in touch with the education community during the event

The impact of attending Dreamforce, virtual or not, is significant: Past Dreamforce attendees have seen significant increases of over 20% in ROI on marketing lead volume, retention, conversion rates, productivity. 

Often, education institutions and nonprofits can be priced out of attending Dreamforce, so this year’s virtual theme of “Dreamforce To You” is a great opportunity for audiences of all sizes to attend the event and realize its positive impact. 

Let us help you get ready to do just that! Please click here to sign up for our complimentary webinar.

Ferrilli Does: Registrar Support

We are often asked “What does Ferrilli do?” Here is an example of what Ferrilli can do to help improve efficiency in your registrar’s office:

ERPs are complex systems that get updated regularly and it is hard to stay up to date on all of the features and functionality. That is where Ferrilli comes in!

We saved one office from hand-entering 700-plus sections per semester during a recent training opportunity in the registrar’s office.

Expect more from your technology. Get more with Ferrilli!

Join Us at the 2020 SACSCOC Annual Meeting

We’re excited to be a Diamond sponsor at the 2020 SACSCOC Annual Meeting from December 2nd – December 9th!

Please stop by our virtual booth throughout the conference to check out our content, chat with us, schedule a meeting or attend our live video chat during Virtual Tradeshow hours (10 am – 12 pm EST on Friday, December 4th). Click here to access our booth.

We are also hosting not one, but two live video sessions during the conference, focusing on increasing completion rates with Ferrilli’s Automated Degree & Certificate Evaluator:

On Friday, December 4th from 3:15-3:45 pm EST join Ferrilli’s Senior Vice President Carol Thomas to learn about the benefits of the Automated Degree & Certificate Evaluator for Ellucian Banner®. Click here to attend.

On Monday, December 7th from 12:30-1 pm EST Ferrilli’s Executive Vice President Kelly Sinacola will discuss the Automated Degree & Certificate Evaluator for Ellucian Colleague®. Click here to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Join Us at SEDUG 2020!

Please join us starting November 18th at SEDUG 2020 to learn how Ferrilli can help your institution get the most out of its Ellucian Colleague technology.

Each day we will be hosting our own virtual booth during Vendor Hall Hours where you can stop by to chat live with one of our knowledgeable staff members. Please follow the links below to visit us during Vendor Hall Hours:

On Thursday, November 19th from 3-3:50 pm EST, we will also be presenting a special live breakout session on Optimizing the ERP – From Assessment to Implementation.

This session will give you critical insight into:

  • Improving infrastructure
  • Reducing labor
  • Maximizing licensed technology
  • Aligning process with tools
  • Making systems sustainable

Please click here to access the session.

Ferrilli Does: System Administration

We are often asked “What does Ferrilli do?” Here is an example of what Ferrilli can do for System Administration:

We provided a client in need of optimizing their security with Ferrilli-designed Ellucian Colleague security analytical reporting. These reports allowed the client to see a complete picture of their security and make sound decisions about redesign and fixes.

Expect more from your technology. Get more with Ferrilli!

Ferrilli Does: Student Support

We are often asked “What does Ferrilli do?” Here is an example of what Ferrilli can do for Students:

Ferrilli’s Automated Degree & Certificate Evaluator helped an East Coast community college grant more than 60 certificates in a single year to students who otherwise would not have known they earned those certifications.

The custom, configurable solution also helped a Midwest community college realize a 70% increase in certificates awarded in the first year of its implementation, with a 10% to 30% increase in the years since.

Additionally, the Automated Degree & Certificate Evaluator assisted a large California community college in awarding approximately 500 additional credentials in the first term.

Expect more from your technology. Get more with Ferrilli!

Ferrilli Featured in Toggle Magazine: Practical IT approaches provide pandemic protection

We’re excited to appear in Toggle magazine’s recent feature on Ohio Dominican University’s CIO Christine Kurth and her impressive work adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic by delivering technology solutions that helped the school streamline processes and become more effective and efficient.

From the article:

“I’ve had a partnership for more than 10 years with the higher education technology services provider Ferrilli,” Kurth says. “They’re great people who do quality work and they really know the business of higher education and technology.”

A key addition Ferrilli made allows students to list emergency contact information in one place that can be accessed by all Ohio Dominican staff, she says.

Please click here to read the full story.