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.
Edison State College has added Higher One's CASHNet ePayment to allow students to make electronic payments.
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.
Purdue University Libraries has adopted an application to track and help it analyze how its resources are being used--including those that are digital.
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.
Three institutions created their own customized programs to keep at-risk freshmen in school, with positive results.
TopSchool has begun rolling out version 3.0 of its student lifecycle management suite, TopSchool SLM.
In the push to improve student performance, two universities institute comprehensive, data-driven systems to assess their departments.
Managing myriad institutional goals and objectives is complicated. Dashboard software can provide top-level metrics at a glance, with easy access to more detailed data below the surface.
While it would be naïve to think that every CIO can achieve such a rapport with his CFO, understanding the importance of a solid relationship with the head of finance is critical to success, both for the IT department and the institution as a whole. Never has this been truer than in today's bleak economy, as CFOs become increasingly cautious about initiatives that involve significant expense, yet information technology can help achieve efficiencies that will improve the bottom line.