Fresh Look - Higher Ed - Business Office
Enrollment shifts, increasing cost pressures and debates over who should pay for rising tuition costs – how do you meet the growing challenges of higher education business office leadership? It’s time for a Fresh Look.
Today’s CFOs must help their president and board of trustees embrace the changes needed to reach the institution’s mission and help students excel. In evaluating sources of income and cost consolidation efforts, the picture is clear that flexibility, communication, decision-making tactics and efficient, cross-departmental process functions are increasingly important. Many higher education institutions are using an Enterprise Content Management System (ECM) to achieve just that.
Whether you know what ECM is or not, already leverage ECM or remain wholly reliant on paper-based processes, learn how other institutions are bringing digital and operational transformation to the Business Office. It’s time to take a Fresh Look.
Softdocs exponentially enhanced the way we receive payment from students. It took away all of the existing paper processes. It tells you where the payment is received, who the person paying is and the station number of the cashier that accepted the payment. So the audit trail is very comprehensive.
August Alfonso | Chief Information Technology Officer | Del Mar College
We process all of the payments for our institution, and Etrieve has helped tremendously with the storage and retrieval of that information.
Tony Martin | Vice President, Finance | Surry Community College
We’ve pulled together the following resources to help you take a fresh look at the role of ECM in your campus technology stack and your pursuit of operational transformation. These articles, case studies and recordings showcase the benefits document management, e-forms and workflow automation are already providing higher education institutions - at almost every level and department.
Document Management, Electronic Forms and Workflow in Higher Education
Responding to recent change has driven many institutions to take a fresh look at their utilization of document management, electronic forms and workflow automation solutions. This webinar discusses the need to create the complete digital student record, process improvements through workflow automation and simplified data collection via secure, online e-forms.
Cybersecurity in Education – Prevention is Key
Those in higher education are encountering new threats to data security every day. Institutions must be able to recognize and react to this ever-evolving threat landscape, while ensuing information remains readily available to students, parents and faculty. In this webinar, cybersecurity experts profile security frameworks within education, review instances of recent cybersecurity attacks and provide best practices for data security.
Answering the Question: What is ECM
Enrollment and funding are decreasing, the demands on your time are rapidly increasing and the push to go mobile is now mandatory. Operational transformation seems to be the term everyone uses as the answer, but how can your institution achieve that? For many educational institutions, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is a strategic fit.
Building Efficiency in Your Purchasing and AP Processes
How you manage AP and purchasing functions can be critical to your institution’s success. Automating and digitizing everything from purchase requisitions, purchase orders within your ERP system, and AP approval forms can help you streamline the process, eliminate errors and generate vital reporting. Learn how to eliminate bottlenecks and improve the efficiency of your AP functions with cloud-based, easily scalable electronic forms, automated workflow and content management solutions.
The Dynamics of Change: A Fresh Look for Education
Join Marcia Daniel, Associate Vice President for Executive Engagement at Ellucian, and Laurel Stiller, Softdocs’ VP of Marketing, for a discussion of the dynamics affecting change within higher education institutions today, as well as influential stressors created by change and their potential impact on working relationships. A brief presentation and prepared remarks will be followed by Q&A.
CCBO Webinar: YCCD - Creating Operational Efficiency Across the Business Office
When you interview the business office leaders at the Yosemite Community College District, you’ll quickly learn that they are laser-focused on accountability, transparency and smooth business processes. Prior to the pandemic, YCCD staff were working tirelessly on their journey of eliminating both paper and any unnecessary steps in their day-to-day operations. With the 2020 disruption resulting in tighter budgets, multiple shifts between on-campus and online, and increasing needs for transparency, YCCD knew they had to accelerate their efforts. Follow and learn from YCCD’s operational transformation journey across the business office.
Davidson County Community College
Location: Thomasville, NC
Number of Students: 3,500
Location: Winchester, VA
Number of Students: 4,000
Etrieve Forms: Electronic Forms Made Easy
Etrieve Forms eliminates the need for paper and slow, paper-based processes. Automatically see the status of a form and review, approve, deny or comment quickly and easily.
Etrieve Flow: Automate and Manage Business Processes Easily
Etrieve Flow simplifies your workflow by automating repeat business processes. Automatically store and organize documents, quickly route completed documents and forms for authorization, and maintain a detailed history of the path all your data has taken.
Etrieve Content: Electronic Content Management Made Easy
Etrieve Content is a fully browser-based content management solution that allows your institution to store and organize your data all in one place. With document management from Softdocs, student and employee data is consistent, organized, and easily accessible.
Can Higher Education Learn from the Past?
If you have any questions or are interested in seeing a product demonstration of our Etrieve platform, please let us know. We would be honored to help you and your institution take your fresh look at ECM.