Higher Education

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...

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...

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