In 2008 La Trobe University reviewed its placement management systems and processes and concluded that due to the critical role in the education of ensuring high-quality placements, and the resource investment in managing the process across the university, that a common system should be used by all disciplines.
After documenting its internal requirements the University reviewed available options and concluded that its best option was to develop a new system. Following a Request for Proposals process, QuantumIT proposed the development of InPlace with La Trobe University as its initial client. The solution ultimately developed covered all of La Trobe’s requirements and much more. La Trobe is now a fully supported client of the InPlace application and gains the benefits of the regular flow of updates and enhancements being added to the product for other clients.
Frank Shannon Manager of Enterprise Applications at La Trobe University who oversaw the deployment and implementation at the time noted.
“I found the QuantumIT team to be highly professional, extremely customer service focussed and an absolute pleasure to deal with and would not hesitate to unequivocally recommend QuantumIT to anyone in need of any IT professional services.
The InPlace product has matured quickly and become the leading industry product in the student professional placement product category. InPlace has diverse and comprehensive placement functionality and has clearly demonstrated productivity gains across the areas of use within La Trobe University. The University is currently reviewing options to expand its use further within other Faculties and Disciplines to exploit its value proposition.
I am confident that InPlace has a very positive future within La Trobe University.”
Dominic Eyre, Student Administration and Professional Placements Manager in the Faculty of Health Sciences has utilised InPlace in their programs and has seen the growth and development of both the solution and their processes at those early stages.
“In 2008 we had an idea for a university wide system to manage our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs. Quantum took that idea and made InPlace a reality. With InPlace, we now have more control over our WIL programs and a tool that gives us the consistency we need to manage our complex processes and procedures.
Since its creation, InPlace has continued to grow and develop as Quantum strives to meet the growing needs of the higher education sector and industry partners both locally and globally. Guthrie and the team at Quantum have shown steadfast commitment to the ongoing development of the system and a desire to make this the leading product in the market. Given the value we are getting from the system through operational productivity and reporting capabilities, we are not at all surprised at the speed with which other universities have taken up the product in the last two years.
I look forward to working with them into the future.”