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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloud Elements

Cloud Elements shines when you want to offer multiple options to the user on a type of system, such as supporting integration to CRM and wanting to offer Dynamics, Salesforce, and HubSpot on equal footing. If you only have a single integration with a single system, using Cloud Elements adds an unnecessary layer of abstraction.
Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ellucian Ethos

Ethos Integration is a work in progress. Some API's are still not available under this framework. However, it has the advantage of being an abstraction layer on top of the database, supports the publish-subscribe model. Since some Banner 9 modules still do not support the direct SAML2 connection, Ethos Identity (EIS Server) is a necessity for SSO.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Cloud Elements
Ellucian Ethos
8.6
Pre-built connectors
Cloud Elements
Ellucian Ethos
8.0
Connector modification
Cloud Elements
Ellucian Ethos
8.1
Support for real-time and batch integration
Cloud Elements
Ellucian Ethos
8.5
Data quality services
Cloud Elements
Ellucian Ethos
10.0
Data security features
Cloud Elements
Ellucian Ethos
9.0
Monitoring console
Cloud Elements
Ellucian Ethos
8.0

Pros

Cloud Elements

  • The API itself is very robust and easy to use, being a standard REST interface, standard HTTP response codes, well-packaged error messages, etc.
  • Their uptime is great! I think I've seen one (short) 5-minute' blip' the entire time we've been connected for any type of primary function.
  • Their support is top notch, they respond quickly, and the team that works with you is communicative and knowledgable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ellucian Ethos

  • It allows connection between systems that are completely different
  • It allows you to use workflows in terms of if one thing happens in one system you can "notify" multiple subscribers to take actions
  • It has analytics to provide you insights into your applications
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cloud Elements

  • The only thing I can think of that they could improve is the quality of the assets they produce in the go-to-market process. This is a huge value add service, but the quality of what was produced was lower than what we would have produced internally. We spent more time going back and forth on the assets than it would have taken us to build them from scratch.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ellucian Ethos

  • Operational reporting: This does not replace or provide an easy platform for operational reports or warehousing. It would be nice if they provided a full stack.
  • Learning curve: Training and documentation are minimal.
Stephen Swan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cloud Elements

No score
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Ellucian Ethos

Ellucian Ethos 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Support from Ellucian for Ethos Integration was generally good. The help in building Ethos was adequate, and resolving issues were handled professionally. However, for Ethos Identity module, the support in building the cluster failover architecture was lacking. After over a month of open engagement, the issue still has not been resolved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cloud Elements

At the time we found Cloud Elements we found no other option that had a Unified API for cloud storage providers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ellucian Ethos

We have not used any other product similar to this, but for us, it made sense that the first product we tried was made by the company who developed our ERP system because they know the system inside/out. Solutions made by other companies that only look into documentation does not mean they would be able to create a product that could do such integration well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cloud Elements

  • Not my area of expertise, but it made my job as an implementer much easier, especially after finishing the first integration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ellucian Ethos

  • Our ROI is nonexistent at this time as we are still implementing. However, the minimal cost signifies that it will be a significant help.
Stephen Swan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cloud Elements

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Ellucian Ethos

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloud Elements
8.6
Ellucian Ethos
7.0

Support Rating

Cloud Elements
Ellucian Ethos
6.0

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