TechnologyOne announces new GM and $15m of go-lives for student software

TechnologyOne (ASX: TNE) has appointed Matt Arnott as General Manager for its award-winning Student Management software, which is used by more than one million students, academics and administrative staff at Australian universities and TAFEs.

In his previous role as a Research and Development (R&D) Manager, Mr Arnott played a key role in the successful rollout of Student Management on TechnologyOne's new generation Connected Intelligence (Ci) platform across the customer base.

All users at these sites can now connect online through one application; students can enrol, pay fees, apply for scholarships, manage timetables and download results, and staff can issue notices and oversee operations.

In the last six months of 2010 alone, more than $15 million worth of Student Management Ci deals involving more than 100,000 users went live, including the University of Melbourne, Latrobe University and Queensland University of Technology.

Just a few months earlier, the Victorian Government announced TechnologyOne Student Management would be rolled out across 13 TAFE institutions, marking a major deal for the company and its first foray into the vocational education training (VET) market.

TechnologyOne Executive Chairman Adrian Di Marco said Matt Arnott had proven himself during the most significant period of change and growth for the Student Management solution since it was first implemented at a customer site ten years earlier.

"Since moving onto the Ci platform, we have been working to migrate existing customers with thousands of users, as well as implement entirely new Ci systems in other sites," Mr Di Marco said.

"In the last two years, the Student Management team has won over $50m worth of business, moved into new markets and developed innovative new modules in partnership with our customers.

"Matt has proven himself through this time as the best person to lead the Student Management team into the next phase of the product's evolution."

Under Mr Arnott's leadership, TechnologyOne's Student Management team will now focus on developing the solution's mobility and cloud capabilities in partnership with customers in the higher education and VET markets, and winning business in new sectors and countries.

George Muratidis, previously with Mincom, has been recruited to fill the R&D manager role.