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Three Data Migration Options For a New Student Information System

When a higher education institution is implementing a new student information system, one of the biggest decisions is determining the best data migration process for the existing data. Porting all the legacy data into a new system usually requires time, money and resources. But there are different approaches depending on your school size, budget and…

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5 Ways A Student Information System Saves You Money

SIS Save money

Sometimes it can be hard to quantify the value of a Student Information System (SIS). You know you need one because it provides necessary user interfaces and critical data for strategic decision making, but does it really translate to the bottom line, and save the institution valuable costs and resources? The answer is a definitive…

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An Integrated Student Information System is Your Best Friend for Retaining Students

Student retention is a big challenge for any educational institution. On average, over 30% of college students will not complete their first year, which affects resource allocation and hurts a school’s bottom line. There are many contributing factors to these dropout rates including a student’s academic self-confidence, institutional support, social involvement, and socioeconomic status. Some…

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Student Management Software – Integrated ERP or Best of Breed

Deciding on a single fully-integrated ERP system or multiple Best-of-Breeds? For educational institutions, performing tasks like nurturing prospects, providing portals for students and faculty, maintaining ongoing relationships with graduates while managing financial operations and compliance regulations presents challenges that require a significant investment in student management software. Each task is part of a separate functional…

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Evaluating a Student Information System (SIS) – Part 2

SaaS vs On-premise: What are the Costs? In the first part of our series, Evaluating a Student Information System, I outlined the major risks to consider when selecting a SaaS or on-premise solution. But now the big question, which goes hand-in-hand with the risks… what are the costs? Although the costs in the near-term can…

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Evaluating a Student Information System – Part 1

SaaS vs On-premise: What are the Risks? Determining the best Student Information System (SIS) built to adequately meet the needs of your organization can be a daunting task. There are many factors to consider and choosing the right software solution is only the beginning. How the software should be delivered and the adequate infrastructure required…

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Why is good information so hard to find in an educational institution?

I have been involved in developing student information software, customization, consulting, training and mentoring in small to medium sized schools and colleges for over 30 years. Here are some basic observations on information gathering and dissemination based on my experiences. The Problem The technology in educational institutions is generally quite good, but the information available…

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