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Automate Innovation Series: Automate Sustainability

By employing consolidated technology management hardware and software, money can be saved and sustainability maximized

Automating aspects of technology management can aid colleges and universities in multiple ways, from increased student and professor satisfaction to reduced energy usage and costs. In addition to these benefits, with its resource management software, Texas A&M University has achieved a reduced IT staff size and more effective troubleshooting. This web seminar, originally broadcast on February 27, 2013, addressed the benefits of resource management software, including those realized through automation.

Debit Card Alternative to Payroll Checks

Reduce organizational costs and achieve 100 percent e-payment by offering a paycard-based payroll option

For the millions of unbanked employees in the U.S. and their employers, receiving wages via paper paychecks can be costly in time and money. Implementing a paycard system can bring your institution up to 100 percent e-payment, eliminating the messy administrative processes that come with cutting checks. This web seminar, originally broadcast on February 19, 2013, covered how paycards work, the reasons why paycard systems work for all employees, and the benefits of partnering with a paycard vendor.

Using NFC to replace campus one-cards with smartphones

Eliminate unnecessary labor hours, administrative costs, and lost credentials by employing NFC-enabled smartphones for campus access

When a college or university engages near field communication (NFC), it gains the ability to install all campus access capabilities onto a student’s smartphone. Not only is student ease of use gained, but the operational and financial efforts necessary for keeping up with a card credential system are eliminated. This web seminar, originally broadcast on November 15, 2012, addressed the future of NFC in higher ed, the user and institutional benefits to switching over, as well as how Villanova University successfully piloted an NFC program of their own.

Driving Global Recruitment with Advanced CRM

By employing a flexible, configurable CRM system, university administrators can better manage employees and maximize recruitment potential

With the goal of attracting high numbers of international students, Arizona State University needed a solution to interest prospective students on multiple levels. With Campus Management’s Talisma CRM system, ASU was able to transform its admissions and marketing processes by streamlining and automating certain communications. In this web seminar, originally presented on January 17, 2013, an administrator from ASU described how the institution optimized recruiter productivity, as well as maximized student engagement through the utilization of multiple communications channels.

A Logical Launching Pad

Taking Enterprise Content Management (ECM) campus-wide is essential to achieving greater efficiencies; success is best assured if this effort starts with AP.

In the push to achieve greater efficiencies, institutions of higher learning are looking at ways to standardize business practices and bring greater uniformity to departments across the campus. Increasingly, they’re relying on ECM tools to achieve this objective, an effort that typically starts with Accounts Payable (AP), says Linda Ding, education program strategist for Laserfiche.

Saving Space and Time

With Laserfiche ECM, the accounts payable department at the CSU Chancellor’s office knew it would save on storage space and paper, but the time savings achieved surpassed expectations.

Lauri Reilly, accounts payable manager at the Chancellor’s Office for California State University (CSU), distinctly recalls the moment she fell in love—with Laserfiche, that is. One of the first tasks she tackled upon her arrival to the office four years ago was preparing 1099 forms for vendors. “In the past, reconciling differences between the 1099 and total payments to a vendor took forever,” she says. “It was just amazing to me that I could sit at my desk and actually see the images in Laserfiche, and make an immediate determination whether or not a particular invoice was reportable without having to get up and search through files.”

Lightening a Heavy Load

University and college accounts payable departments face burdensome workloads, made even more challenging without the right tools; Laserfiche ECM automates AP processes, helping the department get out from under.

Every department on campus is shouldering a heavy workload, but few would argue that Accounts Payable (AP) staff are especially burdened. After all, AP is one of those critical business tasks that spans all departments—every purchase and every invoice is funneled through AP. When mistakes and discrepancies occur, reconciling paperwork can require a lot of detective work. An efficient AP system can help the department—and the institution as a whole—achieve efficiencies, reduce costs, and conserve resources.

Penn State World Campus transforms student experience and staff productivity to accelerate growth

Leader in online degree programs aligns staff to a student-centric model while maintaining academic excellence

Colleges and universities are steeped in tradition, both in culture and business practices. But when traditional processes inhibit growth, schools need to change without disturbing their traditions of brand awareness and academic excellence.

ACT Now: Accountability, Compliance, and Transparency (ACT) In Higher Ed Workforce Management

Optimize campus labor productivity and responsibility through an automated workforce management system

Though using outdated manual systems can hinder achieving maximum accountability, compliance, and transparency, many higher education institutions are still using such systems to track time and attendance for their workforce. Introducing an automated workforce management system instead can increase efficiency and maximize productivity and funds. This web seminar, originally broadcast on December 4, 2012, featured the University of Georgia, which realized many benefits after implementing a campuswide automated workforce management system.

The $1 Trillion Problem: Protect Your Institution from Student Debt

Educating students is key to minimizing the student loan debt problem affecting your entire campus

The pressure institutions are facing from the growing student loan debt crisis is felt by all departments, from financial aid to admissions. Schools are struggling to justify tuition costs to prospective students, as well as to ensure recent alumni leave pleased with the institution, despite having student loan debt. In this web seminar, originally broadcast on November 13, 2012, representatives from American Student Assistance (ASA), St.

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