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(pronounced “essential”) has provided project outsourcing and IT staff augmentation to IT departments in Higher Education for the last 15 years. As a systems integration and custom application development company, SNtial Technologies, Inc. provides clients in Higher Education with solutions crafted to meet strategic goals and enables them to profit from the innovative application of technology. For the last 15 years, our experience has helped clients navigate the sea of business and technological change, while staying focused on delivering effective, timely, high quality results.
SNtial was listed in the Inc. 5000 list of top private companies in the US for two consecutive years. In 2011, SNtial won an award for the Global Technology Firm for Chicago region. SNtial was selected as the Supplier of the year for Chicago Region by Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council in 2012 and 2016.

Our client list includes several of the largest and most prestigious universities in Illinois, Indiana, California, and Canada. SNtial has been awarded several IT consulting Master Services Contracts by various universities. We are very proud to have been selected by the University of Illinois System as a preferred vendor in 2011 under RFP No. 1JAM1106 and again in 2016 under RFP KRS012. In 2014, SNtial was selected by Illinois State University as a preferred vendor under RFP No. ER012114, for temporary IT services. SNtial also have/had similar Master Consulting Agreements with University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Oklahoma University, and others. Under the UChicago contract, SNtial provided more than 14 Consultants and in excess of $5 Million in services for an enterprise wide CRM Implementation project over the course of six years. Additionally, SNtial has worked with some of the leading technology vendors in the academic software marketplace to extend and/or enhance product capabilities.

Under RFP No. 1JAM1106 SNtial was selected as a preferred vendor with highest points for Category 1 (Strategic and Planning Related Services) and Category 4 (Software/Application Development, including Analysis, Testing, and Project Management for New Applications and Vended Products). This contract was renewed in 2014 for another two years. SNtial worked on several projects under this contract.

Current Contract - Preferred Vendor

Under the current RFP No. KRS012, SNtial was once again selected as a preferred vendor with highest points in each of the following categories:

Category 1 - IT Planning Services
Category 3 - Software/Application Development Services
Category 5 - Mobile Technology Services
Category 6 - Web Content and Development Services
Category 10 - Customer Service Services

The contract number for SNtial's contract under RFP No. KRS012 is CN00025074. The primary contact person for this contract is Sandeep Nain, sandeep.nain@sntialtech.com, (630) 452-4735.


More About SNtial

One of our core strategies is to explore new technologies with internal Proof of Concept projects to develop expertise and new software products. SNtial is known for bringing innovative, new products to market. SNtial’s Consultants are locally sourced, deeply experienced in the technology areas in which they consult, and often have significant years of experience working for Higher Education IT. SNtial’s consulting approach is a mentoring model, where SNtial’s senior level Consultants are able to help existing teams implement and integrate new systems, or are able to support old systems. SNtial project teams can also work off-site to complete stand-alone projects which are then turned over to University IT support staff. Many of our Consultants have a decade or more of IT project experience at several well-known Universities.


Our specialties include:

Strategic Planning: IT Strategy, Technical Assessment, RFP Preparation and Evaluation
Custom Software Development: Web Enabled Applications, Mobile Apps, N-Tier Applications, Collaborative Document and Content Management Applications, Device Specific Applications, Web sites and Portals
Systems Integration: Enterprise-level application integration (SIS/CRM et cetra)
Systems Implementation: CRM, LMS, CMS, ERP, SIS, Dashboards and Reporting System
Data Management: Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence/ Reporting Solutions, DB Design and Administration
IT Resourcing: Staff Augmentation, Permanent Placement

Expertise and Staffing

SNtial provides experienced senior level Consultants to plan, lead, design, develop, test, train and mentor client staff in new technologies. For long-term, on-site Consultants, SNtial’s staffing philosophy is to provide Consultants who live in the geographic area where they will work.

SNtial owes its success in Higher Ed IT Staffing to: expertise in the tools, reasonable pricing, and the innovative talents of our dedicated Consultants.

Our subject matter expertise includes many of the most popular solutions deployed in Higher Education today, and covers the following University functions:

Academic Systems Support (LMS, CMS, Mobile Apps)
Admissions and Registrar’s Office
Student Systems
Student Ids and Identity Management
Development and Alumni Relations
Donor Management
Grant Management
Research Administration
Enterprise-wide Reporting
Institutional Research
HR and Payroll
Financial Accounting
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