Enterprise Management

Models of Efficiency

New national program from University Business shines the spotlight on resource-saving stars providing stellar service to campus constituents

We asked what makes your administrative department an efficiency model, and you delivered. Everyone in higher education is being forced to do more with less. Stellar campus administrative departments are continually working to also do it all better than ever before.

Managing the Enterprise on Limited Resources

How ERP is evolving in the new economy

We've all heard the mantra: Do more with less. In the current economy, colleges and universities are continually being asked to be more productive and effective with ever-shrinking resources. A key to accomplishing that is to have a solid information system - an intergrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that can help them toward that goal in numerous ways.

With Help from Datatel, an Idaho College Opens for Business

The College of Western Idaho managed its dramatic growth with Datatel's Colleague suite of software

The College of Western Idaho was still more than a year away from holding its first class. A thousand details needed to be resolved. Not least among them was the installation of a computer network that would serve the fledgling college’s seven campuses.

Understanding ARRA

Putting the Stimulus Package to Work for You

Colleges and universities stand to reap the benefits of tens of billions of dollars in federal funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The legislation will impact everything from student aid and research funding to technology investments and projects planning. Two experts, Kevin Hegarty, vice president and chief financial officer at University of Texas, Austin, and Lander Medlin, executive vice president of APPA, provide valuable insight about the stimulus package in this edited digest of our web seminar.

SMU's Cox School of Business

SMU's Cox School of Business Looks to the Future with Extreme Networks
 

At SMU's Cox School of Business, tomorrow’s business leaders are re-envisioning how the world does business.

Butler University Gets Personal with PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions

Students access grades online through PeopleSoft three to four days sooner than before.

Moving student transactions online and establishing an information hub for the campus - all the while increasing its personal touch with students - was the challenge Butler University faced last year when it took on the task of streamlining administrative tasks that were normally handled by faculty and advisors. The overarching goal was to free up the faculty and advisors so they could spend more time guiding students' college careers and less time performing administrative tasks such as registration.

2010: Print to Web Odyssey?

A five-step plan for assessing and negotiating the transition from print to web publications
 

JULY 1 WILL MARK THE START of the new budget year in most institutions across the country. Nothing new, as that’s the regular budget cycle of higher education. But new this year are the deep cuts some budgets have undergone due to the economic situation.

Manageable Risk

Some colleges and universities have been reluctant to attempt an ERM program, but it's clearly becoming the holistic risk management tool of the future.
 

DEFINE RISK. TO AN INVESTOR WHO'S NOT SQUEAMISH, RISK MIGHT BE putting money into the commodities market, where prices go up and down on a daily basis.

Managing the Experience

Take control of marketing trends to deliver a superior 'customer experience.'
 

A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO I WROTE A COLUMN FOR UNIVERSITY BUSINESS that introduced the idea of brand as experience. I opened that column with an unsettling statistic from Bain and Company: “80 percent of organizations believe they deliver a superior customer experience, but only 8 percent of their customers agree.”

What's New

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The Epson PowerLite G5000 multimedia projector is designed for easy installation and use with many applications and content-based devices.

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