Rapid Implementation to July Launch Date of Destiny OneCE Sets New Industry Standard
Toronto, Ontario – May 8, 2008
Destiny Solutions Inc. (Destiny), announced today that the University of Calgary Continuing Education department will launch a new integrated business management system, based on the Destiny OneCE solution platform, in July of this year. The efficiency and overall speed of the new implementation approach will establish a new standard for the industry. Engaging the University using a rapid deployment model, Destiny shortened the development cycle to less than four months-through a process that incorporates rich technology aligned with detailed customer specifications and expected outcomes.
Destiny’s ability to simplify and streamline the deployment of a fully operational management system opens the door for current and future customers who want an easy option, said Shaul Kuper, Destiny’s President & CEO.
A functionally-rich enterprise system, Destiny OneCE will improve the Continuing Education (CE) experience at The University of Calgary by enhancing: access for students, instructors, staff and public; sophistication of marketing tools; operational processes; and knowledge of the customer base in an increasingly competitive and global marketplace.
“We were seeking a robust Web interface that would enable us rapid access to data to support decision making,” said Scott McLean, Director of Continuing Education at the University of Calgary. “Our implementation of Destiny OneCE allows us to seamlessly transition all our data across multiple user groups.”
“Providing curriculum for more than 40 certificate and designation programs, the University currently services more than 20,000 continuing education registrants across 1,200 courses annually. Due to an increase in demand for professional and continuing education, the current system was no longer able to support the unit’s growth goals and commitment to student service,” said Robert Wensveen, Information Systems Manager & Program Director at University of Calgary Continuing Education.
“What we saw was a company focused on the needs of continuing education; CE is their only customer,” said McLean. “Destiny Solutions’ intentional focus on continuing education provides us with a software system that meets our business critical requirements and supports our goal to better serve our constituents.”
About the University of Calgary Continuing Education
Continuing Education welcomes more than 20,000 registrants to some 1,200 courses annually. Offerings include degree-credit, certificate-credit, and stand-alone courses and seminars-all of which are designed with part-time learners in mind. Cont Ed students learn in ways, at times, and at a pace that fits into their lives.
Degree-credit courses are offered during Spring and Summer Sessions, weekends and evenings, off-campus, and in French. Upgrading for university preparation is also available.
Stand-alone and certificate-credit courses are offered in areas of Adult Learning, Business and Professional Programs, Computing, English as a Second Language, Fine Arts and Visual Design, Fifty Plus, French as a Second Language, Languages of the World, and General Studies. Topics in General Studies vary, and include: anthropology and archaeology, astronomy and astrophysics, food and culture, history and society, personal finance, philosophy and religion, wellness, and writing skills.
Approximately 15 per cent of all programs are delivered online. Customized training for groups-from public, corporate or non-profit organizations-is also available.
Continuing Education instructors are professionals actively working in their fields of expertise and academics who teach regularly at the U of C.
For more information please visit www.ucalgary.ca/faculties/cted.
About Destiny Solutions
Destiny Solutions develops software to forge, manage and cultivate lifelong learning relationships. The company is revolutionizing continuing education and workforce development by providing next generation intelligence for the new knowledge economy.
Destiny OneCE™ is an education management platform that extends campus systems to empower and engage continuing education and workforce development. It extends campus systems by creating a two-way flow of information, connecting conventional education software systems with the unique business and learning requirements of continuing education and workforce development.
Our customers are leaders in continuing education and workforce development. To learn more about them, please visit us at www.destinysolutions.com.