Administration

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...

With FormFusion, You Can Stop Dreading 1098-T Season

With FormFusion, You Can Stop Dreading 1098-T Season

Although all students in the U.S. with qualified educational expenses receive an annual 1098-T, the tax form doesn’t arrive in their mailboxes by magic. Processing 1098-Ts is a perennial burden on institutions—one that stretches resources and...

Industry Insights: SaaS in Higher Education

Industry Insights: SaaS in Higher Education

In the last decade, the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, has been a game-changer in the technology industry. Though colleges and universities have been hesitant to commit completely to SaaS software, there's no doubt that more and more industries and businesses are...

Configuration Tips for Improving your Data Security

Configuration Tips for Improving your Data Security

Few things are more important in higher education IT than the security of institutional data. Current technologies, while incredibly useful, also make data more vulnerable to theft, extortion, manipulation, and other sinister activities. This...

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