Administrative/Business Tools


Corinthian Colleges Turn to the Cloud for Streamlined Procurement

Corinthian Colleges, a provider of post-secondary education services, will implement a cloud-based platform to streamline procurement across multiple locations.

South Carolina Chooses Heartland for Financial Aid Refunds

South Carolina has selected Heartland as a preferred provider to issue financial aid refunds and payments electronically to students of the state's colleges and universities



10 Tips for Controlling IT Costs

Ideas for cutting costs, improving efficiency, and optimizing service delivery in the midst of never-ending budget cuts.

Groundhog Day

When it comes to IT budgets, the "new normal" is looking a lot like the "same old, same old."

Fostering a Culture of Evidence: Business Analytics at the Virginia Community College System

The Virginia Community College System--one of the largest in the country, with 23 colleges on 40 campuses--has leveraged business analytics to help streamline information processes, achieve cost efficiencies, encourage data and information sharing and transparency, and identify ways to offer improved service to the community. Here, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness Catherine Finnegan talks with Campus Technology about VCCS's use of business analytics.

U Puget Sound Adopts New Operations Management Applications

As part of its "Optimize Puget Sound" initiative, the University of Puget Sound is overhauling its student, financial, and human resources systems.

Succeeding in the New Normal

If CIOs are going to succeed in this era of belt-tightening, they need to change campus expectations about what IT can realistically achieve and, just as important, alter the conversation about IT as a cost center.

U Nebraska Kearney Moves to Hosted CRM

In an effort to expand its student recruitment efforts beyond its traditional base, University of Nebraska Kearney is adopting a hosted CRM solution. The move is also aimed at improving retention rates among the institution's 6,500 students.

Stevens Institute of Technology Moves Financial Systems to Open Source Kuali

New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology has transitioned its financial systems to an open source platform. To replace its 30-year-old legacy system, Stevens adopted the Kuali Financial System, a tool developed and maintained by a partnership of higher education institutions and private companies.

Oracle PeopleTools Gains iPad Certification

Oracle has released a new version of its PeopleSoft development and customization platform, PeopleTools. Version 8.52 includes enhancements to the user interface and reporting tools, as well as iPad support for all versions of PeopleSoft.