"You shouldn't have to be a rocket scientist to use BI," according to John Rome of Arizona State University's office of technology. So he works to make data accessible to users of all skill levels, largely through the use of dashboards--succinct graphical summaries of information that are commonly used in business to present data to executives and managers.
Higher education enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor Jenzabar will be adding address verification technology from Experian QAS to improve Jenzabar EX data used for campus activities related to student recruitment, retention, development, and marketing.
Administrative technology developer Hobsons has introduced mobile functionality for its constituent relationship management system for higher education, EMT Connect.
Jenzabar is rolling out new software tools designed to help higher education executives make decisions on recruitment and retention, advancement, finance, regulatory compliance, and fundraising.
The University of San Diego is seeing increased success with its recruitment programs. Thanks to an effort to replace disparate administrative systems with a single, unified solution, the university is making its enrollment goals and seeing additional benefits as well.
James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA delivered its admissions decision letters to 2009/2010 college applicants over the Web using CollegeNet's ApplyWeb.
Intelliworks has launched a new Web-based tool designed to optimize student service and inquiry management on college and university Web sites.
Starfish Retention Solutions is partnering with eTutoring.org to help academic institutions identify at-risk students and provide extra help to them in a timely manner.
Multitudes of potential students are found online these days--tweeting, blogging, MySpacing, and Facebooking--but marketing to these prospects in their native environments isn't as simple and straightforward as it might seem at first. Diane McDonald, associate director of marketing at Texas A&M University, explained that reaching these prospects via social media takes more than a static institutional Facebook page; it takes an active approach to engage them.
Microsoft has extended service-pack support for its Dynamics products from 12 months to 24 months, the company announced Tuesday.