Administrative/Business Tools


Campus Management Delivers Finance, HR, Payroll for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Education technology company Campus Management has released new operational software built on Microsoft's enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, Dynamics AX.

Innovation: Moving Analytics to Action

We may think of analytics as a maturing area in higher education, but there's still plenty of room for innovation. The real challenge now is to move analytics to action, says Russ Little, PAR's new Chief Innovation Officer.



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Google Sheets: Excluding Weekends in Conditional Formatting

This week's tutorial covers a number functions in Google's Spreadsheet app, Google Sheets. Here we take a practical look at using weekdays in calculations, introduce "if" statements and learn how to refer dynamically to the contents of a current cell.

Simpson U Employees Build and Share Their Own Data Reports with New Dashboard Tech

To help integrate its reporting and give employees easier access to institutional data, Simpson is rolling out Style Intelligence, a dashboard reporting solution from InetSoft Technology.

Wayne State To Cut Tuition, Pursue Student Success

At new program at Wayne State University in Michigan will give students a financial break. The "Spring/Summer Tuition Break" initiative offers students a 30 percent tuition discount in those semesters if they tackle a full load in the previous fall and winter semesters and carry a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

UC Berkeley Adopts Financial Platform for Grant Management

The University of California, Berkeley has implemented a grants management system to help researchers and administrators track and report on grant milestones and spending.

Pepperdine's Graziadio School Dumps Paper Course Catalogs

Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management has abandoned the age-old print and PDF course catalog in favor of a new e-catalog based on technology from Digital Architecture.

College's Student Success Portal Handles Admin, Communication Functions

A newly designed online portal is letting current and prospective Southwestern Michigan College attendees handle a range of administrative, financial, and curricular functions, in a system expressly designed for mobile use.

Sullivan Adds Business Intelligence Software, Dashboards

Sullivan University, based in Louisville, KY, has adopted management software with internal dashboards in an effort to help executives make better informed decisions.

Blackboard Expands Transact Business with CardSmith Acquisition

Blackboard has acquired CardSmith, a competitor in the student debit card business.