The 2011 Enterprise Application Market in Higher Education


  • Almost every college and university (>95%) delivers a set of six core applications: student information, HR/payroll, finance, e-mail (for faculty and staff and for students), learning management, and IT help desk trouble ticketing.
  • Learning/course management systems is the most homogeneous application area, with 94% of institutions using one of only five solution providers.
  • Open-source options are more widespread in LMS and CMS than other application areas.
  • Grants-management solutions—both for pre-award and for post-award application—are the most commonly homegrown tools among the application areas in our study.