Administrative/Business Tools


Jenzabar Offers Higher Reach Module for Departmental Data Parsing

Jenzabar has released a new add-on to its continuing education administration application that allows for a separation of data and workflow by business unit. Content Level Security for Higher Reach lets colleges and universities manage data and content at the organizational level, rather than at the institutional level.

New eProcurement Option for Mid-Sized Higher Education Institutions

SciQuest has announced the availability of HigherMarkets Express for Banner.



Andover Newton Streamlines Operations with ERP

Andover Newton Theological School has adopted technology to streamline its academic and business operations.

Florida State U Transforms Reporting with Business Intelligence

When Florida State needed to change its transaction systems for running finance and HR, it took advantage of new business intelligence tools to get IT out of the report generation business and to enable campus users to produce their own reports with limited IT involvement.

EducationDynamics Acquires Education Connection Services

EducationDynamics, a company with applications, Web sites, and services to help colleges and universities with student marketing and retention efforts, has just acquired one of its college search competitors, Education Connection.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Hits RTM Release in May

Microsoft Wednesday announced that SQL Server 2008 R2 has achieved release-to-manufacturing status and will be released in May worldwide.

SAS Broadens Free Access to Academic Analytics Tools

Business software maker SAS, whose initial product was conceived in a university, is seeking to expand its footprint in the education market.

SunGard Higher Ed Launches ERP Community To Drive Product Development

SunGard Higher Education is applying some of the advantages of an open source community approach for application development to its own line of products and also recently said it had developed a platform to ensure consistent navigation for its many products.

Battling the CIO Retirement Wave

After allocating time and resources over the last two years to studying chief information officer trends across the higher education space, Wayne Brown came to the conclusion that there's a mass exodus on the horizon that few institutions are aware of. Those that choose to ignore it could find themselves picking CIOs from a much smaller pool of candidates than has ever existed in the past.

Universities Rewrite Business Processes to Streamline Paper Flow

Two institutions--the University of Illinois at Chicago and Texas A&M at Corpus Christi--have gone public with deployments of business process management systems to improve document workflow.