The SIS, a core system of record (SOR) for higher education institutions, supports and delivers services for routine administrative and academic activities. Specifically, the SIS supports back-office administrator and student- and faculty-facing functionality, including management of institutional information assets that include student prospects, applicants and matriculants. Additionally, the SIS manages vital student assets, including course offerings, course registrations, grades and transcripts throughout the student life cycle. Current market offerings vary in size, scope, regionalization, functional capability and delivery options. Offerings can range from individual components to enterprisewide integrated solutions, or they may be part of a larger administrative ERP application suite.