Higher Education

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...

Data Mart: The Data Warehouse’s Little Brother

Data Mart: The Data Warehouse’s Little Brother

Your institution operates on data. Lots and lots of data. In order to run your university or college effectively, you need to make sense of that data. This means that all of that information must be stored, organized, and made available for reporting. Often times that...

Understanding When and Why Training is Needed

Understanding When and Why Training is Needed

As a reporting manager, you become rightly concerned when: Your team can’t get reports out the door on time The reports that do go out look unprofessional The quality of the reports is inconsistent Your team struggles with the reporting tool You look at your budget...

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...

How To Take The Guesswork Out of Advancement

How To Take The Guesswork Out of Advancement

Many prestigious schools face a common dilemma. Young people, specifically college graduates, are more philanthropic than ever, generously donating to charitable causes. However, these same students and graduates may also be under the impression that their own school...

How to Gather Data from Other Reporting Tools

How to Gather Data from Other Reporting Tools

The decision has been made that your institution will be switching to a new reporting tool. The existing tool has been in place for years. There are a multitude of reports that work like a well-oiled machine and haven’t been touched since their creation. However, that...

Is it Time to Change Enterprise Reporting Solutions?

Is it Time to Change Enterprise Reporting Solutions?

As unpleasant as change can be in an organization, a lack of change is potentially more unpleasant.  Some might even consider change a four letter word. After all, it is one of the most challenging issues that we face in life, much less in the workplace. It’s no...

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