Administrative/Business Tools


Columbus State Adds Financial Layer to Retention Effort

Columbus State University has implemented data warehouse and business intelligence software with the goal of improving student retention and graduation rates.

Financial Aid Comparison Tool ELMSelect Launches Updated Version

ELM Resources has launched version 2.0 of its ELMSelect online lender comparison resource, enhancing interface features for students, institutions, and lenders.



A1.iO Develops Open Source Student Finance Module for Student Information Systems

A1.iO has unveiled its open source student finance module, A1 Student Finance, which can be used as a standalone product or linked to a student information system (SIS).

rSmart: A Focus on Kuali

rSmart, the Scottsdale, AZ-based technology solutions provider known for its implementation and support services for education market instances of the open source Sakai (collaboration and learning environment) and Kuali (administrative systems and software suite) platforms, announced on April 11 that Asahi Net International, a company operating in New York with roots in Japan, had acquired the Sakai division of its business. CT asked rSmart CEO Chris Coppola about the acquisition, and about rSmart’s increased focus on the Kuali part of its business.

Parchment Launches Transcript Exchange Platform

Parchment has released an upgraded platform designed to make sending and receiving secure academic transcripts between students and institutions an easier and more efficient process.

Ellucian Rolls Out Payment Center, Banner Data Defense

Ellucian has launched a new bundle for Banner users that provides multi-layer security tools designed to protect student, faculty, and staff data. The company also introduced a new payment system designed specifically for higher ed.

Tulane Streamlines Business Processes with Document Capture System

Tulane University in New Orleans is expanding its use of a document capture, processing, and routing system campuswide in an effort to streamline its business processes further.

Washington State Community and Technical Colleges Standardize Admin Software

The Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) plans to update and standardize its administrative software across all 34 campuses.

Clemson University Looks for Increased Efficiency with New Workforce Management Tools

Clemson University has recently decided to implement additional workforce management tools in an effort to increase employee productivity, decrease costs, and minimize risks associated with compliance.

Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago Join Electronic Transcript Exchange

Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago have decided to transition from traditional paper transcript exchanges to electronic transcript exchange services.