Administrative/Business Tools


Workday Delivers Higher Ed ERP in the Cloud

Workday, which offers software-as-a-service programs for human resources, payroll, and finance--has just announced versions of its services specifically for colleges and universities.

Frederick CC Moves to Debit Card Refunds

Frederick Community College, a two-year college in Maryland with about 6,300 students, has begun implementing a new refund disbursement system.



BI Buy

Two universities apply the principles of business intelligence to procurement and purchasing, with significant results.

More Students and More Cuts Mean Tough Choices

Even as budgets are trimmed, enrollment at community colleges is soaring. Community college CIOs share strategies for weathering the storm.

Business Schools Use Software, Online Groups To Combat Plagiarism in Admissions

Northeastern University's College of Business will use Turnitin for Admissions to verify admissions essays submitted in 2011 in an effort to combat plagiarism.

IBM Tackles Education Analytics with SaaS Suite

IBM is expanding its presence in education cloud computing with the release of a new SaaS-based service named Decision Management for Education.

FinishLine 3 Expands Retention Prediction Model

Jenzabar has released a new version of its student retention system and renamed it FinishLine.

CampusAssist Brings Anonymous Messaging to University Services

Heartland Payment Systems has launched CampusAssist, a new communications tool designed to help connect students with campus services using anonymous texting.

Jenzabar EX 4 Adds Personalized Workspaces

Jenzabar has released an update to its Jenzabar EX enterprise resource planning solution.

At Capella University, a recently upgraded Web portal serves as the center point for the virtual schools student and course management activities.

Managing Students Virtually

Coordinating a geographically dispersed student body that learns primarily online is just one of the key challenges that modern institutions of higher education are facing. With more education taking place online--and in some cases, all of that education happening on the Web--colleges are being forced to rethink their classroom and student management strategies.