What this award means for our University Management Software clients

3, Dec, 2018

Isabel Sagenmüller
BY: Isabel Sagenmüller

Not long ago one of our readers said his biggest academic planning challenge is to “get faculty and staff to use technology in new ways”.

These are exciting and challenging times for the Higher Education community. We are witnessing fundamental changes in the way colleges and universities operate.

College and university leaders need to embrace innovation to move into the future. This is where u-planner comes in.

foto333-1.jpgu-planner won Microsoft’s 2017 Best Global Partner in Education Award

The u-planner story began in Chile in 2012. A local institution looking for a cloud-based university management software was our first client.

Our first product was a teacher schedule management solution and classroom management solution.

Five years later u-planner wins Microsoft’s Best Global Partner in Education Award

El premio de Microsoft es un gran reconocimiento a nuestro software de gestión para universidadesFrom left to right:  u-planner CEO Juan Pablo Mena and Microsoft Vice President of Worldwide Education Anthony Salcito

The award recognizes excellence in innovation and implementation of solutions using Microsoft technology. Click here to download Microsoft's congratulatory letter.

We came on top of established international competitors with more than 30 years in the Higher Education market. 

As of July 2017 we work with more than 40 Higher Education institutions in Australia, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, the United States, and Central America, which have partnered with u-planner to improve academic planning, develop curricula and measure student learning. 

"We are proud of this award. It confirms our growth potential. It also reaffirms our leadership in the education technology industry”, said u-planner CEO Juan Pablo Mena.

“We develop Artificial Intelligence and Big Data platforms to help solve key challenges in education," he added.

These innovative tools and applications include:

  • U-Learning: Our student learning experience customization software
  • U-Improve: Created for continuous improvement in curricula and accreditation processes
  • U-Retention: A predictive analysis tool for universities looking for ways to increase student retention rates

U-Planner won Microsoft’s Best Global Partner in Education Award! We are very excited with the new possibilities for our University Management Software clients.From left to right:  u-planner CEO Juan Pablo Mena and Microsoft Vice President of Worldwide Education Anthony Salcito

As of July 2017 we work with more than 40 Higher Education institutions in Australia, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, the United States, and Central America, which have partenered with u-planner to improve academic planning, develop curricula and measure student learning.

Some Higher Education Institutions include the University of Washington and the University of Sydney. Laspau, affiliated with Harvard University, is also one of our high-profile partners.

u-planner's cloud-based Higher Education technology solutions helps them serve +700,000 students.

Our platforms run on Microsoft Azure. This provides greater availability and security for the international deployment of our solutions.

"u-planner’s digital innovation is compelling. Its global reach proves Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Big Data can assist us in all areas of development”, said Microsoft Chile Business Partners Director Wilson Pais.

From left to right: u-planner Colombia Regional Manager Cristian Espinoza, Mexico & the Caribbean Regional Manager Carolina Arce,  u-planner CEO Juan Pablo Mena and USA & Canada Regional Manager Erik Goldenberg
From left to right: u-planner Colombia Regional Manager Cristian Espinoza, Mexico & the Caribbean Regional Manager Carolina Arce,
u-planner CEO Juan Pablo Mena and USA & Canada Regional Manager Erik Goldenberg

Conclusion

The Higher Education space is brimming with new opportunities and challenges.

This award reaffirms our mission to help colleges and universities thrive with technology and analytical tools.

U-Retention

About the author

Isabel has more than 10 years of experience developing, leading and executing Marketing and Communication strategies at international level (EMEA, US and LATAM). She has worked for B2B organizations in different sectors such as nutrition, logistics and education. She is bilingual in German and Spanish and fluent in English and French.

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