Administration

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...

The Weighting Game: In-House vs. Outsourcing

The Weighting Game: In-House vs. Outsourcing

Requests for new reports and dashboards are constant. You’ve been able to manage for a while, but now you are starting to realize that the amount of work piling up is more than your team can handle in its current state. This leaves you with two choices: hire on extra...

Juggling Priorities And Ranking Report Requests

Juggling Priorities And Ranking Report Requests

Our world today is swamped with data. More data than ever before is available to help us make decisions. Whether this abundance of information is actually helpful to decision-making or instead leads to analysis-paralysis depends largely on our system for prioritizing...

What Everyone Should Know About Data Dumps

What Everyone Should Know About Data Dumps

These days, it seems like everybody has an easy-to-access place to hold all the digital information that’s important to them. No, not smart phones! We’re talking about the personal data dump. It Starts With A Question It all begins innocently enough: the end-user...

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