Administrative/Business Tools


The Host With the Most: University as Application Service Provider

University ASPs can benefit both the host institution and smaller client colleges, but there's a cloud on the horizon.

An Intelligent Use of Business Intelligence

The Houston Community College System is operationally decentralized, with six colleges and 26 campuses spread out across 660 square miles. With faculty and staff running their own reports in different formats using data from various sources and time periods, it was not uncommon last year to find six different versions of the same report. HCC’s Vice Chancellor of Information Technology explains how a BI solution implemented in the past year has provided centralized online reporting, a dashboard, and consistent information for better decision making.



SunGard Higher Ed BI App Drills into Retention Data

SunGard Higher Education has launched a new business intelligence product in its Banner line specifically to help institutional customers analyze and report on the results of their retention programs.

Brief: Edison State College Improves Electronic Payments

Edison State College has added Higher One's CASHNet ePayment to allow students to make electronic payments.

California Community Colleges Turn to Business Process Management for Grant Distribution

The California Community College system is turning to business process management software to streamline the work behind issuing grants to schools to help students in healthcare fields.

SunGard HE Opens Up Shared Code Repository

SunGard Higher Education has introduced a repository where customers can share functional enhancements, scripts, tools, and other contributions with each other. The Shared Code Repository is part of SunGard's Community Source Initiative and will include contributions from the company as well.

Purdue Libraries To Track Resource Usage with BI

Purdue University Libraries has adopted an application to track and help it analyze how its resources are being used--including those that are digital.

Shining a Light on Retention

Three institutions created their own customized programs to keep at-risk freshmen in school, with positive results.

TopSchool SLM 3.0 To Go Mobile

TopSchool has begun rolling out version 3.0 of its student lifecycle management suite, TopSchool SLM.

Putting the Focus on Performance

In the push to improve student performance, two universities institute comprehensive, data-driven systems to assess their departments.