Chicago, IL, June 2017 - QuickLaunch, a leading Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) provider of Single Sign-On, is pleased to announce that Calhoun Community College, a Banner® institution, has chosen QuickLaunch to integrate and maintain single sign-on for their institutional environment with multiple applications such as Banner® 8 INB, Banner® 8 SSB®, Banner® XE® and other third-party enterprise applications including Office365®, Gmail®, Blackboard®, Canvas® and Moodle®.
Hartwell Bentley, Database Analyst at Calhoun Community College States:
Calhoun Community College faced multiple roadblocks with Ellucian® to integrate SSO with Banner® 8 and XE®. After working to create a project plan to begin on 03/03/16 to have Banner® XE® Self Service Apps in production with SSO by 6/03/16, the Ellucian® Managed Services team failed to complete the plan with no end in sight. Each task was promised to be completed in 5-10 days but in reality, each task turned into a 2 to 3 months long project. Also, in parallel, we paid Ellucian® Professional Services to work with us to install the XE® Apps to try to keep the ball rolling.
We turned to the QuickLaunch team in mid-October 2016 and they began implementation on 11/01/2016. The cost of our time at Calhoun and the additional cost of Professional Services were a result of the Ellucian® Project Plan not being met. Plus, we were going to have Ellucian® Professional Services step in to internalize our CAS server and complete the failed SSO integration. QuickLaunch was able to integrate SSO with not only Banner® 8 and XE® but they also included Banner® INB®, BlackBoard® and Atomic Learning® for Calhoun. The QuickLaunch team kept all their promises with a turn-around time and a price which was 1/4th in comparison to what Ellucian® Professional Services would have been. In all areas, the QuickLaunch team demonstrated expertise and quick action.
QuickLaunch IDP is a cloud-based, self-service identity provider which supports various protocols including SAML2, CAS, WS-Federation, Open AM and Open ID to achieve single authentication across all the backend systems. QuickLaunch IDP comes with a built-in, highly-available identity provider eliminating the need of having an onsite Shibboleth or CAS environment.
Customize the look & feel of the sign-on screen with your institution's branding elements such as logos, colors, images etc through our self-service branding interface.
Utilize the extensive set of over 200+ apps that have pre-loaded adaptors with QuickLaunch, ranging from ERP, SIS, LMS, eMail, productivity apps and more.
Create, customize & manage your own Single Sign-On apps through QuickLaunch's cloud-based, self-service admin interface
In lieu of deploying EIS (Ellucian® Identity Service) along with having to manage and maintain an on-premise CAS deployment, clients can now use the QuickLaunch IDP which has prebuilt adaptors for both Banner® 8 (SSB & INB) and Banner® XE®.
QuickLaunch is currently supporting many institutions who are running on both Banner® 8 and Banner® XE® and parallely use application navigator along with providing SSO to other federated applications including Canvas®, Moodle®, Blackboard®, O365®, Gmail®.
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Shortened Go Live time(Anywhere from 2 Days to 2 Weeks)
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Move to QuickLaunch & Get rid of CAS & Shibboleth
Various schools have selected QuickLaunch as their preferred partner instead of implementing and maintaining both EIS as well as an onsite CAS install, as QuickLaunch comes with a highly available cloud based Identity provider. Institutions can leverage either CPS (CAS Protocol Server) or SAML2 integration for integrating Banner® XE® and can continue to using CPS for their existing Banner® 8 components.
QuickLaunch Mobile provides an out-of-the-box integration, anywhere and everywhere, to the most commonly known Enterprise Systems including Ellucian® Banner®, Ellucian® Colleague®, PowerCampus®, Oracle®, PeopleSoft®, Jenzabar® Campus Management and Learning Management Systems such as Moodle®, Desire2Learn®, Canvas®, Blackboard®, and to Email Systems such as Microsoft® Exchange, Microsoft® O365, Google Mail® and many more.