Business Intelligence

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.

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Campus Intelligence: The Evolution of Campus Decision Making

At UBTech, John White, lead contact for Campus Labs member campuses, will examine how institutions are leveraging data from different areas of the campus such as financial transactions in the business office, student organization enrollment, course evaluations, student surveys, and more to help guide strategic initiatives and make more insightful decisions.

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.

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UBTech Conference 2013

Vanishing Boundaries. Emerging Opportunities.

June 10-12, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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Valdosta State University Improves Student Success and Retention with Oracle’s Robust Business Intelligence Environment

Faculty and Staff Leverage Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition to Monitor Student Performance and Make Proactive Decisions to Enable Student Success

Digital and Web in Higher Ed

Seven trends that will shape 2013

Can you believe it? I’ve been writing this column about digital marketing in higher education for seven years.

So much has happened since February 2006. Together we’ve witnessed the first blips of Web 2.0, the development—and demise—of many social networking platforms, and the rising tide of new media that later turned into the social media tsunami. Over the past seven years, we’ve also seen the end of the desktop browser compatibility war, the start of the battle for the mobile and responsive web, and growing interest for digital analytics in higher education.

Payroll Alternatives: Pros and Cons

Considerations for providing options beyond the traditional paycheck

With campus leaders looking to streamline operations and save resources, electronic payroll options are very appealing. The printing, envelope stuffing, and mailing costs associated with paper checks make them an administrative burden, says Anthony Peculic, senior director of product strategy at ADP.

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 Big(ger) Picture: Why Integrated Master Planning Works—And Who to Get Involved

At The Ohio State University, the term “master plan” is obsolete. That’s because what traditional master plans often lack—input from an institution’s academic and finance folks—are an integral part of the One Ohio State Framework Plan, shares Amanda Hoffsis, senior director of physical planning.

Speaking Up Against Unfair Labor Practices

Institutions end contracts with Adidas

When the PT Kizone factory in Indonesia went out of business in January 2011, 2,800 people lost their jobs. Most of the factory’s international clients fulfilled obligations to pay into a $3.4 million severance pool for the workers. One company that did not is sports apparel maker Adidas. As of mid-December, Adidas had refused to pay $1.8 million dollars owed to the workers.

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