Western Australia's Curtin University has signed a three-year agreement with Technology One to deploy a cloud-based administration and student management system for about 56,000 students and 4,000 staff. The newly-minted deal builds on an almost 30-year partnership between the organisations.\nA spokesperson for TechOne said the SaaS agreement would help Curtin achieve \u201cits business goals of enhanced student experience, accelerated connectedness, a streamlined administration process, deduplication and a sector wide leadership role in process efficiency\u201d.\n\u201cTechOne will lead the SaaS work with Curtin to ensure the timeline meets their business objectives,\u201d the spokesperson said. \u201cThere are a few optimal times throughout the academic year for this to occur. Unfortunately. we're not able to provide anyfurther detailat this time.\u201d\nCurtin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Professor Jill Downie said the cloud-based platform provided the opportunity to respond quicklyto innovative delivery options in a system supported by good governance, streamlined processes and the effective use of technology.\nAs a global university with campuses located in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai and Mauritius, the SaaS platform can be accessed by students and staff from any location.\n\u201cThe new platform will provide a compelling experience, with a particular focus on offering 24\/7 access with the appropriate security, speed and reliability as well as streamlining entry pathways into the Curtin curriculum,\u201d said Professor Downie.\nTechOne has also signed a spate of new SaaS deals recently, with higher education institutions including Macquarie University in NSW and Flinders University in South Australia. It has also implemented a student management SaaS solution atVictoria University.\n\u201cSaaS is a preferred platform for a number of key reasons, among them freeing up resources to focus on strategic priorities, ensuring that maintenance\/upgrades have little or no disruption for the user,\u201d said a TechOne spokesperson. \u201c[Saas] provides a consistent experience, and leverage the innovations deliveredfor allcustomers using theplatform."