Case Study of CUNY

The City University of New York Selects Unifyed Engage® as its System-wide Web Portal & Mobile Platform

The Challenge

CUNY issued an RFP to find an ideal engagement solution that could support CUNYfirst (the CUNY implementation of PeopleSoft) integration with PeopleSoft Campus Solution functionalities; including course registration, course schedule, grades, student financials, catalog lookup, financial aid, and non-CUNYfirst functionalities; including directory, library access, campus calendar, campus map, campus alerts, and news.

The Solution

Unifyed was awarded a multiyear contract for Unifyed Engage following a competitive bidding process. After a thorough analysis and comparison of different leading app providers including Ex Libris®, OOHLALA® (now known as Ready Education®), and Modo Labs®, CUNY selected Unifyed as its system-wide platform based on Unifyed’s ability to: integrate to Oracle PeopleSoft® and mission-critical enterprise applications; support ADA compliance; provide a multi-institutional environment platform; and deliver a cloud-based solution.

Unifyed Engage was able to fulfill additional requirements including supporting role-based access control, custom branding, Google Analytics integration, push notifications, and integration with Active Directory-based security authentication mechanisms for CUNY campuses.

Unifyed Engage - Features

  • Messaging & Nudging
  • Groups
  • Connect
  • Chatrooms and One-on-one chats
  • Profanity Filter & Flagged Content
  • Content Management
  • Academic & Finances
  • Artificial Intelligence

About Unifyed

Unifyed is here to transform education by improving access to learning, increasing student engagement, and reducing institutional costs.

Unifyed is a pioneer in higher education software and serves over 150 colleges and universities around the world.

Unifyed builds beautiful and easy-to-use solutions designed to help partner colleges and universities recruit, engage, educate, retain and graduate 21st century students.

Unifyed delivers affordable and flexible solutions in partnership with the higher education community that are AI-first, microservices-based, and cloud-native.


About CUNY - City University of New York

The City University of New York is the nation’s largest urban public university, a transformative engine of social mobility that is a critical component of the lifeblood of New York City. Founded in 1847 as the nation’s first free public institution of higher education, CUNY today has 25 colleges spread across New York City’s five boroughs, serving more than 225,000 degree-seeking students of all ages and awarding 50,000 degrees each year. More than 80 percent of the University’s graduates stay in New York, contributing to all aspects of the city’s economic, civic, and cultural life and diversifying the city’s workforce in every sector. The University’s historic mission continues to this day: provide a public first-rate education to all students, regardless of means or background.

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