What do you like best?
It is hard to find something that I do like about this product. I will say that once you learn all the quarks, it becomes easier to work with. The screens that do display the information are very clear, once you are able to get to where you need to go. Unfortunately, the product fails to deliver on their promise to made managing student profiles easier.
What do you dislike?
Ellucian claims that this product is able to communicate with all of their other platforms, recruit, advise, but I find that is the lest accurate claim. There are continuous communication problems between the platforms and lost of student information.
Colleague has many different information screens that hold various different important student information, you have to hop between multiple screens just to find the answer to a single questions.
The platform is not user friendly and unless you know all the shortcut codes, this product will be your worst enemy.
Recommendations to others considering the product
There are far better platforms that manage student in better ways.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
The problems of managing student profiles and being able to access information, still lingers. Colleague was proposed as a one product meet all, but you will quickly learn you need all of the Ellucian platforms to be effective in all areas of student management.