Take the Data Validation Challenge

Take the Data Validation Challenge

There are multiple ways of assessing where your institution is at regarding data validation and data governance. In this discussion, we’ll look at data validation as it relates to maturity models. The maturity model is an assessment of the data governance program...
10 Key Steps for Building Trust in Your Data

10 Key Steps for Building Trust in Your Data

Higher education institutions need to trust their data so that they can engage in effective decision-making. But building trust is not easy. So, we figured we would provide you our ten steps to build this trust. 1. Data requests should be a conversation Communication...
Getting Your Reporting Efforts Aligned with Your Fundraising Goals

Getting Your Reporting Efforts Aligned with Your Fundraising Goals

“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” – Vern McLellan The adage is as true in business practices as it is in personal practices. The start of a new year, whether it’s the calendar year or academic year, is the...
How Do I Know if My Reporting Staff is Effectively Trained?

How Do I Know if My Reporting Staff is Effectively Trained?

So your institution just purchased a new reporting solution and you would like to train your employees on this product. Or perhaps you had a recent turnover in staff and would like to train these new individuals on the existing software without having to utilize...
Successful Training Starts With the Manager

Successful Training Starts With the Manager

You already heard about the discovery process needed to assess whether or not training will be an effective solution to your reporting problems. Once you’ve decided it is necessary, the next key step is to establish a training goal. After all, once the goal is...
Restructuring the Report Tree

Restructuring the Report Tree

The starting point for all your reports is the report tree. It contains the tools you use to make budget decisions, analyze departmental trends, run course and student database applications, and more. It is an unassuming, yet important, place for reporting. Without...
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