Administrative/Business Tools


How to Prepare for a Successful CRM Implementation

Allegheny College's associate director of IT offers six lessons learned from a recent constituent relationship management rollout.

Mohave Community College Automates Student Verification With Regent Education

Mohave Community College is streamlining its student verification process with software from Regent Education.



Valdosta State U Employs Business Intelligence to Improve Retention Rates

Valdosta State University in Georgia has improved student retention rates with the help of business intelligence and information discovery tools.

Oracle Bringing Student Cloud to Education and Research Cloud

Oracle has announced Oracle Student Cloud, a new cloud-based student information system designed to help higher education institutions support configurable standard business processes.

Ellucian Launches eTranscripts for Clearinghouse Clients

Institutional users of Ellucian's Banner, Colleague, and PowerCampus will shortly have a free update in their student management and enterprise resource planning applications to authenticate, produce, and transfer student transcripts.

Gainful Employment: New Priorities for U.S. Higher Education IT Departments

While IT was never invited to the policy table during Gainful Employment negotiations, administrative IT departments at most institutions — but particularly those at community colleges and for-profit colleges — will bear responsibility under new regulations proposed by the United States Department of Education.

Gartner Redefines Highly Customized ERP Systems as Legacy

Highly customized enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems will be considered "legacy" by 2016, according to a new report from Gartner.

University College London Consolidates Financial Reporting Tools Across Departments

University College London has selected a new financial planning software suite to consolidate budgeting, forecasting and reporting across all departments of the university.

Yale Admits Error in Handling Student Site Takedown, Stands by Decision

Denying that it violated its students' free speech rights, Yale is standing by its decision to block a student site that offered an alternative to the university's own course planning tool. But Mary Miller, dean of Yale College, has admitted that the incident could have been handled better.

Feds Call on Universities for Ideas for 'Experimental Sites,' New Learning Technologies

The Obama administration is asking colleges and universities for new ideas related to college affordability and technologies to advance student learning at all levels.