Alithya, a Canadian consulting firm, has announced the launch of its new “Higher Education” practice, which aims to offer digital transformation guidance to higher education institutions.
In many colleges, information regarding administrative processes is still relayed through printed material. However, with tech-savvy students now attending college, these resources are often difficult to obtain or overlooked entirely. To improve user experience, university officials are understanding that it’s necessary to meet the needs of their students by modernizing and streamlining the means of accessing these important resources.
Alithya’s Higher Education practice seeks to equip institutions with individualized digital transformation plans, and give them access to a wide array of services.
The information collected and stored through these means can be used to obtain insight into the expectations and evolving demands of their clients. After determining a school’s needs and objectives, Alithya designs a personalized solution to help them achieve their goals through the use of cloud-based Student Information Systems (SIS), Student/Institutional CRM, Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and other services.
The firm is currently working with five Canadian higher education institutions, and it said it hopes to expand its offerings to the near 100 institutions across Canada, and the almost 5,000 in the United States.
“With Alithya’s extensive experience and expertise in a variety of specialized sectors, and a clearly articulated plan for addressing the specific needs of universities, the sector has been very receptive to our new practice,” said Damien Dumas, Senior Director at Alithya, in a press release. “Universities recognize that there is an urgent need to advance their digital transformation projects in order to remain competitive in the 21st century.”
Having amassed over 35 years of experience in IT management, Dumas has been trusted to lead Alithya’s Higher Education practice as the Higher Education Digital Transformation Specialist. In this role, Alithya expects him to draw upon his comprehensive solution architecture experience — involving cloud-based Student Information Systems, Customer Relationship Management, and Business Intelligence — to expand Alithya’s practice and advance it to new heights.