The Problem with Self-Diagnosing when Requesting Data

The Problem with Self-Diagnosing when Requesting Data

When many of us get sick, we try self-diagnosing the problem. Maybe we look up information online. We may even go to a Web MD to find out what’s wrong with this or that. Through this process we might find all sorts of symptoms we think we exhibit and conditions...
Cloud vs. Client: Where Do You Want to Keep Your Higher Ed Data?

Cloud vs. Client: Where Do You Want to Keep Your Higher Ed Data?

The abundance of data available to institutions of higher education is staggering. It’s found in ERPs, data warehouses, data marts, and other systems and databases used throughout campus. For years, these data sources were, in fact, on campus (aka, the client, on...
When IPEDS Surveys Reveal New Data and Lead to Tough Choices

When IPEDS Surveys Reveal New Data and Lead to Tough Choices

It’s time to complete your IPEDS survey. It’s a complex, daunting task. The Department of Education wants to get a clear picture of your Title IV compliance. And you want to give information that secures federal funding for your institution. While you know...
A Complete Guide to Understanding IPEDS Reporting

A Complete Guide to Understanding IPEDS Reporting

Even as you read this, your institution of higher education is likely in the midst of some element of the IPEDS reporting cycle. With three reporting periods and a growing list of surveys, IPEDS seems to be endless. You know the surveys are required by the federal...
Writing Reports with a Scheduling Mindset

Writing Reports with a Scheduling Mindset

There is an ever-growing need for reports to analyze the mass of data gathered by institutions.  Resources to create and execute these reports are limited. An option to reduce the manual component of processing and sending these reports is to use a scheduler to...
Taking the Enterprise Reporting Philosophy to Higher Education

Taking the Enterprise Reporting Philosophy to Higher Education

I think you’ll agree that it’s an understatement to say we have seen considerable technological changes over the last 30 years. The internet, the rise of innovative technology, and the emergence of enterprise reporting systems have swept across the world. Yet, we are...
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