Higher Education

Best Practices for Designing OLAP Cubes

Best Practices for Designing OLAP Cubes

For making complex data-driven decisions, you need a complex data visualization tool. Happily, OLAP (short for On-Line Analytical Processing) is fast becoming a ubiquitous method for the advanced analysis of multi-dimensional information. In Argos, our OLAP engine is...

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...

Addressing Advancement in the Higher Education Industry

Addressing Advancement in the Higher Education Industry

People often confuse development, or fundraising, with advancement in the higher education industry. While the actions have many similarities, they are different. Advancement refers to making progress in various avenues related to a university's strategic plan. It can...

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...

Five of the Top Metrics Used in Financial Aid

Five of the Top Metrics Used in Financial Aid

It doesn't matter if it’s a large state university, local community college, or smaller private institution. One of the things all higher education organizations have in common is that they’re all focused on making sure each and every student is successful. Some...

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