Ellucian customers have more opportunities than ever to take advantage of the rapidly expanding higher education ecosystem of systems and tools. Challenges with integrating the Ellucian SIS and CRM platforms with this ecosystem can hold back innovation. Ellucian Ethos provides a consistent set of APIs for many of the Ellucian platforms and can accelerate the integration process.
Accelerating the integration process
Lingk provides tools to help Ellucian customers transition and adopt Ethos APIs rapidly. This includes a sound strategy for modernizing existing flat file-based processes alongside new Ethos API integrations. Ellucian Ethos data patterns are optimized for interactive operations with the proxy pattern, and for event-based synchronization with the PubSub pattern. Lingk SQL recipes handle both processing of bulk data and routing streaming data - enabling any Ethos data pattern to be easily utilized.
Solutions for All customers & Partners
For Ellucian on-premise customers that have Ethos enabled, the Ethos APIs represent a potential “easy button” for vendor access to on-premise SIS data and building new user experiences for students and faculty. But not all vendors will have Ethos API support, so the next opportunity is for the institution customer to use Ethos APIs as their primary external data pipeline, i.e their vendor ecosystem integration layer. To do so, Lingk provides an easy SQL recipe solution to join multiple Ethos APIs together to extract a flat file or write to an external API - without having to resort to thousands of lines of code.
For Ellucian SaaS customers, the Ethos APIs are the primary mechanism for reading and writing data from the SIS. With Lingk, you have the ability to accomplish all the tasks you need for migrating and integrating new systems within the ecosystem to help you get the most from your Ellucian investment.
For Ellucian partners, adopting Ethos APIs as a means of integration can be a challenge with existing integration approaches, services team capabilities or product priority. With Lingk, you have the ability to use your existing integration approaches (for instance, writing to a flat file) while consuming a customer's Ethos APIs. This enables a low barrier of entry and reduces the need to rewrite your integration layer for supporting Ellucian customers. Lingk SQL recipes are reusable, so once you have built the recipe for the first customer, you can reuse the same recipe for the next one.
For Ellucian customers without Ethos, Lingk provides the Lingk Adapter for Banner by Ellucian, Colleague by Ellucian and PowerCampus by Ellucian. This Adapter provides a lightweight service layer on top of Oracle, SQL Server or Unidata databases enabling easier connectivity.
Most Ellucian products utilize SQL (for Oracle or MS SQL Server databases) for existing data processes. For data workers with knowledge of SQL, Lingk recipes enable SQL (LingkQL) use for file and API integrations. Now Ellucian data workers can leverage their existing SQL skills to become data magicians and connect to the broader education ecosystem in record time.
Lingk CONNECtORS for the Ellucian Ecosystem
Student Information Systems (SIS)
Elllucian Ethos, Ellucian Banner, Ellucian Colleague, Ellucian PowerCampus
Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and more...
Workday, PeopleSoft and more...
AWS Redshift, Google BigQuery and more...
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Instructure Canvas, Blackboard Learn, Moodle and more...
AWS S3, AWS RDS, Google Cloud SQL, Google Cloud Storage and more...
On-premise databases, SFTP, Flat Files, Excel, Google Spreadsheets and more...
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