Grant Program

QuickLaunch Single Sign-On Grant Overview


QuickLaunch Team is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of QuickLaunch Single Sign-On Platform Grants. The QuickLaunch Single Sign-On Platform Grant Program is open to educational institutions across the globe.

The QuickLaunch Single Sign-On Grant Program is designed to cover 100% cost ($40,000) of the QuickLaunch Single Sign-On platform software license.

QuickLaunch Single Sign-On is the most widely deployed Single Sign-On solution in higher education. The system provides single sign-on access to everything from academic information to social networking for prospective students, current students, faculty and staff, student organizations, university/college administration, and alumni, and is the "one-stop-shop" for everything related to your university /college experience.

QuickLaunch SSO's Desktop Single Sign-On can be natively installed to any windows computer. This allows the users who are already signed into their Windows network, to sign into QuicklaunchSSO automatically without having to enter anymore credentials. This makes it even easier for users at the office to access their applications.

QuickLaunch SSO Cloud

QuickLaunch SSO Cloud is designed to eliminate up front capital expenditures, to reduce the utilization of technical resources and to ensure high performance, availability, stability and security. QuickLaunch SSO Cloud features include:

  • Cloud-based Hosting in SSAE 16 II and PCI Compliant Datacenters
  • Cisco®-powered Network, Cisco UCS®-powered Servers, VMware®-powered Virtualization, and NetApp®-powered Storage Area Networks (SAN)
  • Multi-homed, AT&T® and Level3® -powered Redundant Internet Connectivity
  • Comprehensive Symantec®-powered Backup and Recovery Operations
  • Application & Database Administration and Maintenance - a dedicated team of database engineers and administrators responsible for day-to-day maintenance and upgrades for business critical applications
  • 24x7x365 Network Operations Center staffed by a team of engineers monitoring business critical applications around the clock

QuickLaunch SSO can easily interoperate with other portal systems including:

  • LookingGlass
  • Liferay ®
  • Sharepoint®
  • Jenzabar® JICS
  • Ellucian® Luminis®

QuickLaunch SSO has over 1000 pre-built adapters to enterprise application such as:

  • Microsoft® Office 365®
  • Google® Apps
  • Moodle®
  • Oracle® Peoplesoft®
  • Salesforce®
  • Shibboleth®

The QuickLaunch Single Sign-On is designed for institutions seeking to implement a Single Sign-On solutions. Recipients of the Grant will receive will receive 100% grant on the QuickLaunch Single Sign-On platform software licenses.

In addition to receiving 100% discounting on QuickLaunch Single Sign-On Software Licenses, Grant recipients will be asked to participate in assessing the efficacy of QuickLaunch Single Sign-On and propose new applications and improvements for upcoming updates of the product.

Primary Contacts:

Chris Aurora
Manager Membership Development, QuickLaunch Single Sign-On
Tel 216.589.9626 ext. 303
Fax 216.589.9639
Email: chris_aurora@quicklaunchsso.com

II. Application Protocol and Timetable

The QuickLaunch Team will select Grant recipients based on a number of categories. Decisions will be made according to the QuickLaunch Team’s goal for determining the efficacy of QuickLaunch SSO products, solutions and services at a diverse sampling of institutions of higher education. Within the auspices of this broad goal, the QuickLaunch Team will seek institutions that can demonstrate excellence in the following categories:

  • Commitment to information technology initiatives
  • Compatibility with the QuickLaunch Team’s technology goals
  • Ability to implement an enterprise Portal effectively
  • Strong academic alliances

The QuickLaunch Team will review applications from educational institutions with established credentials. All applications will be reviewed by an evaluation committee comprised representatives of the QuickLaunch Team and external consultants. Both soft copies and hard copies will be accepted. Soft copies must be submitted. Applications must be received before 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Monday, November 17th, 2014 and sent to:

QuickLaunch SSO Grant Committee

Chicago, IL, USA

Soft copy submissions should be sent to:

katie_winings@quicklaunchsso.com and chris_aurora@quicklaunchsso.com
Sub: [Name of Institution] - QuickLaunch Single Sign-On Grant Application

The entire Grant application and distribution process will proceed according to the following timetable:

  • Nov 17, 2014: Final Application Due Date
  • Nov 28, 2014: QuickLaunch Team Awards Grants
  • Dec 2014 – Jan 2014*: Single Sign-On Implementation
  • Jan 2014 – Feb 2014*: Single Sign-On Beta Release
  • Feb 2014 – Mar 2014*: Single Sign-On Production Release

*Please note that the single sign-on launch timeframes provided here are for reference purposes only; launch dates will correspond to a Grantee’s Single Sign-On objectives and shall be determined collaboratively through communications between QuickLaunch’s Implementation teams and a Grantee’s single sign-on team.


Disclaimer

ALL TRADE NAMES ARE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE HOLDERS. QUICKLAUNCH IS NOT A PARTNER, AFFILIATE NOR DOES AN AGENCY RELATIONSHIP EXIST BETWEEN ELLUCIAN® LUMINIS®, ELLUCIAN®BANNER®, POWERCAMPUS®,ORACLE® PEOPLESOFT®, COLLEAGUE®, SHAREPOINT®, LIFERAY®, JENZABAR®, CISCO®, UCS®, VMWARE®, NETAPP®, AT&T®, LEVEL 3®, SYMANTEC®AND QUICKLAUNCH. QUICKLAUNCH DOES NOT DEVELOP, MARKET OR DISTRIBUTE ELLUCIAN® LUMINIS®, ELLUCIAN®BANNER®, POWERCAMPUS®, ORACLE®PEOPLESOFT®, COLLEAGUE®, SHAREPOINT®, LIFERAY®, JENZABAR®, CISCO®, UCS®, VMWARE®, NETAPP®, AT&T®, LEVEL 3®, SYMANTEC®SOLUTIONS OR SERVICES. ELLUCIAN® LUMINIS®, ELLUCIAN®BANNER®, POWERCAMPUS®, ORACLE® PEOPLESOFT®, COLLEAGUE®, SHAREPOINT®, LIFERAY®, JENZABAR®, CISCO®, UCS®, VMWARE®, NETAPP®, AT&T®, LEVEL 3®, SYMANTEC® DO NOT ENDORSE THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OF QUICKLAUNC. QUICKLAUNCH DOES NOT ENDORSE THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OF ELLUCIAN® LUMINIS®, ELLUCIAN®BANNER®, POWERCAMPUS®, ORACLE®PEOPLESOFT®, COLLEAGUE®, SHAREPOINT®, LIFERAY®, JENZABAR®, CISCO®, UCS®, VMWARE®, NETAPP®, AT&T®, LEVEL 3® OR SYMANTEC®