Tiny Notre Dame College in Cleveland, OH tripled its enrollment--to 900 full-time students--over three years with help from a business intelligence solution that supported its information needs--and for less than $60,000 in software and consulting costs.
iStrategy Solutions has released a set of business intelligence applications that work out of the box with data from the SunGard Higher Education Banner enterprise resource planning system.
Andover Newton Theological School has adopted technology to streamline its academic and business operations.
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.
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.
Despite budgetary barriers, Campus IT leaders aren't lowing their sights; rather, they're targeting projects that are ambitious, forward-looking, and broad in scope. Campus Technology talked with some of them to get a sense of the kinds of projects they'll be implementing this year.
Datatel has begun testing a new integrated offering among its institutional customers that combines its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with a learning management system (LMS).
Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA has gone public with its use of cloud computing for application integration. The college is using a cloud integration platform from Cast Iron Systems to secure two-way exchange of real-time information between SalesForce CRM, Westmont's on-demand constituent relationship management application, and its Datatel enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, which runs on the college's private network.
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore is replacing its previous enterprise resource planning system with a Web-based application from Three Rivers Systems. The college said it was moving to Comprehensive Academic Management System (CAMS) Enterprise because the legacy system had become too expensive to maintain and update.
An Oracle VP for education and research explains how real time information, dashboards, and aggregated data make BI in higher education a tool for competitiveness.