Administrative/Business Tools


PerfectForms Releases Education Version of Workflow Tool

PerfectForms, which develops applications that help organizations automate paper-based processes, has created a version of its workflow management product that caters specifically to the education market.

Web 2.0's Foundation of Sand

A major share of creativity and innovation in our country, both from our universities and elsewhere, occurs “on” the Web. But what is built on the Web has no rebars in its foundation, indeed, often no physical foundation--such as offices--at all.



U Alabama Birmingham Applies eThority Reporting System to Accounting

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Medicine will be adopting a new financial reporting application in an effort to consolidate account statements and manage financial commitments not tracked in traditional accounting systems in use at the university.

ACT College Subscribes to TopSchool Service for Lead and Student Management

ACT College expects to start using a service to better manage its prospective student leads in the next calendar year.

Keeping Software Off The Shelf

Administrative systems designed to streamline processes and provide the keys to better decision making might end up as "shelfware" if institutions fall prey to some common mistakes in large implementations. Find out how to avoid these pitfalls...

5 Delaware Campuses Shift Online To Simplify Transfer Management

Several institutions of higher education in Delaware will be implementing a college transfer service run by AcademyOne to help students and their advisors determine how coursework will transfer among the state's colleges and universities. Three public and two independent schools will be moving onto CollegeTransfer.net this year.

2 Schools Optimize Recruiting with CRM

Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Acton School of Business have both decided to bolster their recruitment efforts with technology.

An Island No More: A Game-Changing Application Suite for LMS

The LMS is an enterprise-wide and critical platform, but it has mostly remained unconnected to the cloud and to the social Web. But now a new management platform, plugjam from CommonNeed, turns the LMS into a truly seamless member of the Web.

Portland State Turns to Tech To Improve Recruitment and Retention

Portland State University plans to deploy a new application to improve its admissions, recruitment, and retention programs. The Oregon institution has licensed Talisma Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) software from Campus Management Corp.

Datatel To Release Mobile App for Android and Blackberry

Datatel will be releasing an updated version of its mobile campus app in October. Release 1.1 of Mobile Access (MOX) will add support for Google Android smartphones and Blackberry devices.