February 21, 2019

Kuali is a company in Lehi, UT revolutionizing technology for higher education.  Founder and CEO Joel Dehlin has assembled a team to build a SaaS platform that solves five critical areas facing university IT staff in an era of tightening resources and greater demands for streamlined processes.

Colleges and universities use Kuali software for financial management, research management, continuity planning, student information, and code-less application creation.  In contrast to current solutions which are either labor-intensive, in-house projects or maladapted from enterprise applications, Kuali is the only purpose-built, best-in-class solution, modular and easy to deploy.  This allows institutions to provide greater responsiveness, expanded service and lower administrative burden.

“We’ve always believed that higher education needs small, modular solutions,” said Joel Dehlin, Kuali founder and CEO. “In the last four years, Kuali has created eight new products which have been enthusiastically adopted.  This validates our commitment to providing a smart alternative to the traditional large ‘rip and replace’ solutions plaguing the higher education community.”

Vince Kellen, CIO of the University of California San Diego, affirms that “Kuali’s fresh perspective is profoundly needed in this market.  I’m passionate about how technology hits human beings,” Kellen said. “Kuali’s approach allows us to enable more people, more business users, to create their own solutions. This increases the capacity of IT while still providing a standard of excellence that connects people with each other through unified practices.”

Mercato Partners is pleased to support Joel Dehlin and the Kuali team spreading the coverage and awareness of their innovative solution to a pressing market problem.

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