Higher Education

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...

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...

Training Your Reporting Staff

Training Your Reporting Staff

Employee training is essential for an institution’s success. Despite the importance of training, there can be resistance, with claims that training costs too much and takes employees away from real work. Proper allocation of training budgets and resources requires...

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...

How to Gather Requirements and Solve Problems

How to Gather Requirements and Solve Problems

You’ve heard the expression “first things first”? It sounds obvious, but as you’ll see, we can’t take anything for granted or assume things will get done as expected unless we take pains to spell out the necessary steps. To start with first things first, it’s very...

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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