College and university business leaders gathering in the nation’s capital this weekend will have a chance to see powerful, new academic ERP features Three Rivers Systems, Inc. is demonstrating at the 50th anniversary NACUBO meeting in Booth 1532 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center.
When the National Association of College and University Business Officers was founded in 1962, its members were mostly accountants. Today, they are business strategists. Higher education was a face-to-face endeavor 50 years ago; now it’s being disrupted by pervasive new methodologies, global technologies and social media. And a half century ago, world economies were stable; in 2012 uncertainty and flux are the “new normal.”
A quick look at the group’s session schedule tells a similar story. Titles such as “Proactive Analytics,” “The Relentless Pursuit of Institutional Effectiveness” and “Leveraging Business Intelligence and Mobile Technology for Financial Reporting” dot the learning landscape. Not to mention no-nonsense panels addressing “A Progression of Cost-Savings Initiatives” and the “Journey to Total Cost of Ownership.”