Administrative/Business Tools


eProcurement: Towards Technology and Culture Change

eProcurement systems are designed to streamline purchasing processes, eliminate paperwork, and make it easy for end users to get the best values through spending on-contract. Yet the relative success of eProcurement at any institution often depends on how the procurement department works not only with the technology, but also with the end users in academic departments, in research programs, or elsewhere in the university or system.

Boston U Goes Online for Donor Management

Boston University is employing a Web-based application from Blackbaud to support a major fundraising effort.



Colleges Take on Health-Related Retention Problems

TCS Education System will be adopting an online student health and wellness program intended to reduce attrition related to health issues.

William Jessup U Adopts Online System to Manage Student Lifecycle

William Jessup University, a small, private residential college in Rockville, CA, outside Sacramento, has adopted a new Web-based administrative system for managing its student lifecycle processes.

Southern Illinois U Edwardsville Upgrades Alumni Apps

The alumni association at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has implemented an application to improve its fundraising efforts among its 80,000 alumni.

U St. Thomas Streamlines Purchasing Functions with SciQuest

The University of St. Thomas, based in Minnesota, is implementing a service to automate some procurement and accounts payable operations.

Saybrook U Moves to Web for Student Information Management

Saybrook University, an online graduate school in San Francisco and Kirkland, WA, is adopting an online student information system (SIS) to replace a legacy program that the institution had outgrown.

Blackboard and PE Systems Team Up to Reduce Card Processing Fees

In a new partnership arrangement, Blackboard's campus commerce consultants will be promoting the services of PE Systems and vice versa in helping institutional customers remove costs from their credit and debit card processing.

PerfectForms Releases Education Version of Workflow Tool

PerfectForms, which develops applications that help organizations automate paper-based processes, has created a version of its workflow management product that caters specifically to the education market.

Web 2.0's Foundation of Sand

A major share of creativity and innovation in our country, both from our universities and elsewhere, occurs “on” the Web. But what is built on the Web has no rebars in its foundation, indeed, often no physical foundation--such as offices--at all.