This year has been an exceptional journey for Amos, marked by substantial growth in both our client base and project expansions with existing clients. Our success has prompted us to extend our team across various facets of our business, a testament to the strides we’ve made.
Central to our accomplishments are the invaluable partnerships we’ve cultivated with our clients. We are deeply honoured to collaborate with exceptional individuals within our user base, whose support and collaboration drive our motivation to deliver exceptional services.
A significant highlight this year was welcoming Jan Navratil to our team. Initially brought on board to lend his expertise to a strategic technology project, Jan has now taken the helm of our technology division. With a background rooted in delivering solutions to Higher Education, Jan played a pivotal role in the development of the Quercus product at Ellucian. His visionary leadership was instrumental in enabling Ellucian to deliver cutting-edge pure SaaS solutions.
At Amos, we recognize that our clients are at the heart of our success. Their trust and confidence in our services propel us to consistently strive for excellence in everything we do.
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In our industry, security stands as a constant priority. In 2023, we underwent a comprehensive evaluation through the HECVAT assessment, measuring both our organisation and products against the stringent Security Framework NIST SP 800-171r1.
We’re delighted to share that the assessment results validated our unwavering commitment to maintaining high standards of quality and security. This evaluation serves as a testament to our dedication in ensuring the utmost security measures are in place for our products and services.
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Amos Connect stands as our flagship Integration as a Service offering tailored for Higher Education. It serves as a pivotal link, connecting systems seamlessly across campuses and institutions.
The year 2023 has been monumental for Amos Connect, marked by significant advancements. We’re excited to share that we’ve successfully introduced several new connectors, elevating and enriching our Integration as a Service platform. These new additions have not only enhanced the platform’s capabilities but have also attracted numerous new clients, thereby expanding our reach and reaffirming our dedication to delivering exceptional integration solutions.
Our commitment to continuous improvement is reflected in our substantial investment in expanding the product roadmap. This forward-thinking approach embraces innovative technologies that promise to simplify and make integration implementation more accessible and cost-effective.
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Check out our success story with the Royal Central College of Speech and Drama here. It showcases our impactful solutions and the value we bring to our clients.
Throughout 2023, our commitment to assisting Quercus users in optimising their systems remained unwavering. We dedicated ourselves to ensuring their systems operated efficiently, stayed secure, and aligned seamlessly with the ever-evolving Ellucian technology roadmap. Moreover, collaboration with our clients resulted in several projects aimed at enhancing Quercus functionality and implementing new modules, tailored to meet evolving needs.
One of the significant challenges encountered by our Quercus users in 2023 was the introduction of Ellucian Experience, designed to support HESA Data Futures and UCAS xml processes within Higher Education institutions in the UK. This transition necessitated a comprehensive reconfiguration of the Quercus system, alongside the adoption of a new communication approach with statutory bodies. Addressing this challenge demanded a concerted effort, wherein we worked closely with our clients and Ellucian to ensure a seamless integration of these new functionalities while maintaining operational continuity.
A pivotal area of growth for us has been the design, development, and successful implementation of complementary modules tailored to the specific needs of our clients. Recognising that many clients operate enterprise systems requiring specialised functionalities beyond standard off-the-shelf solutions, we’ve excelled in bridging this gap.
Our approach involves an interactive model of system development that places the end-user experience at the forefront. Collaborating closely with end-users, we’ve crafted user-friendly systems that boast security, scalability, and seamless integration with their enterprise systems. This interactive development model ensures that the systems we create align precisely with the unique requirements of each client.
Notably, we’ve delivered these solutions as fully integrated Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. This means that clients can entrust us with the day-to-day management and maintenance of these systems, allowing them to focus on their core operations without concerns about system upkeep.
The upcoming year holds tremendous promise for Amos as institutions increasingly prioritise cloud migration, highlighting the need for modernised integration solutions. For those choosing to remain outside the cloud, the value of Integration as a Service (IAAS) has become apparent, offering reduced technical debt and heightened security.
We’re excited to announce the launch of several intriguing new modules in 2024. These modules are versatile, capable of functioning as stand-alone solutions or seamlessly integrating with core student systems. Our dedication to innovation means providing flexible and adaptable tools that cater to the evolving needs of our clients.
We recently had a discussion with Andy Youell, Executive Director – Digital and Regulation at University College of Estate Management (UCEM), regarding his insights on the challenges confronting Higher Education in 2024. Here are some key points from our conversation:
The primary challenge revolves around budgetary pressures due to ongoing reductions in real-terms funding. This enduring trend necessitates a proactive approach to enhancing efficiencies and reducing overall costs. At UCEM, our approach emphasises simplification to standardise and rationalise our IT infrastructure by leveraging standardised components and methods, thereby mitigating cost and risk exposure.
The second significant challenge pertains to cybersecurity. The evolving threat landscape demands vigilant attention from every senior leadership team and Board. A well-managed IT infrastructure fortified with appropriate controls and assurance is imperative to minimise risks in this critical area, with emphasis on fostering a security-conscious culture among personnel.
The third major issue for 2024 concerns the policy and operational environment. While a UK General Election may not promptly affect tertiary education priorities, other ongoing changes will place substantial demands on data and systems capabilities. The implementation of Data Futures has served as a wake-up call for many institutions, and additional alterations in funding and regulations—such as CTER in Wales and the Lifelong Learning Entitlement in England—will further influence and extend the requirements for data and information that institutions must provide.
Read more about Andy at https://www.andyyouell.com/
If you’re passionate about cutting-edge technology and seeking an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team, we’d love to hear from you. Explore career opportunities with us at Amos by reaching out to email@example.com.