5 Common Problems Preventing Your University from Making Smart Campus Decisions

By |September 3rd, 2015|

Most colleges recognize the need to have detailed and timely data available for decision making. However, for most, there is an ongoing struggle to achieve this. There are as many reasons for this as there are colleges, each with their own culture, but some stand out: Partly a culture clash between de-centralized […]

Another Semester Spent Waiting for Buy-In on Your Dashboard Vision?

By |March 16th, 2015|

Everyone agrees that business intelligence (BI) in Higher Education is a big draw. We’ve been talking with a lot of institutional research (IR) departments over the last year and everyone sees the benefit of centralized data, automated reporting, distributed dashboards, better forecasts of student outcomes and finances, improved collaboration, and trusted data behind the decisions! […]

Focus on How You Make Decisions, not Dashboards

By |February 4th, 2015|

Or maybe we could have said “Ask not what your business intelligence can do for you, ask what you can do for your business intelligence.”

Why do we start here? To get you thinking about how you’re trying to solve problems with your business intelligence approach. Right now, you might be actively […]

SDD Speaks Out about Helping Universities Battle Enrollment beyond Dashboards

By |October 21st, 2014|

“Ask anyone in higher education you’ll hear about their intense focus on falling enrollment and retention. As these trends expand, so too does the complexity and urgency on maintaining an accurate picture of what’s going on under the surface—why students don’t enroll and why they drop out at certain points in the program”, said Bob […]

Do You Know Why Your Enrollment Will Drop This Semester?

By |September 26th, 2014|

If you’re reading beyond our headline above, you’re probably among thousands of higher education professionals increasingly concerned over falling enrollment and urgent retention issues. It’s probably the key subject of your weekly meetings…and your monthly meetings…and your quarterly meetings…

The question we’re constantly asking of higher education staff is: how well do you understand the issues […]

SDD Mentors Business Intelligence Students in Tackling Issues in Higher Education

By |August 3rd, 2014|

This November marks another chapter in SmartDataDecision’s (SDD) history of helping both students and higher education audiences.  Bob Scott, Business Intelligence Practice Lead at SDD and past President of Bilander Group, will participate in Temple University’s Information Systems and Technology (IST) curriculum.

Bob, along with adjunct professor, Dave Kelble, is on a panel of business intelligence […]