Fresh Look - Higher Ed - IT
Are you juggling mobile deployment, security demands, data consistency and key software integrations– all while dealing with paper-based inefficiencies and outdated processes? It’s time for a Fresh Look in IT.
We used to say that higher education IT leaders faced new challenges every year … that has changed to every day. While the desire to innovate, sustain and simplify are still objectives, the recent need to go virtual pushed flexibility and scalability to the forefront. Can the use of Enterprise Content Management (automated workflows, electronic forms and content management) help you accomplish your immediate and ongoing goals?
Whether you already leverage ECM or remain reliant on paper-based processes, now is the time to explore how higher education institutions are bringing digital, and operational, transformation to campus. The ability to manage high volumes of forms and workflow, scalable to operational needs, and support comprehensive, digital student records-as well as employee, finance and fundraising records-can be the difference between your institution simply surviving and thriving.
Having our documentation in a centralized location has been key for us. Everything is stored and organized electronically in a single place, allowing a wider range of people to get access to it when they need it.
MontE Christman | Associate Director of Information Technology | Central Carolina 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.
CIO Panel: Evaluating ECM for the Higher Ed Technology Stack
The CIOs from Pepperdine University and University of Redlands review how they are advancing secure and effective technology environments at their institutions. pressing topics they cover include the evolution of technology within higher education, the evaluation and prioritization of technology solutions and vendors and key challenges and issues facing higher education IT professionals.
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.
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.
Answering the Question: What is ECM?
Enrollment and funding are decreasing, the demands on your time are increasing, and the push to go mobile is now mandatory. Transformation seems to be the word everyone uses as the answer, but how do you achieve that. For many educational institutions, campuses and school districts, the answer could be Enterprise Content Management (ECM).
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.
A Fresh Look at E-Forms and Workflow in Higher Ed
With Education’s widespread, rapid shift to virtual learning, many institutions are finding it’s the right time to take a fresh look at electronic forms and workflow solutions. Capable of empowering a mobile workforce with cloud-first and mobile-friendly functionality, the Softdocs Etrieve platform provides the necessary flexibility to create new efficiencies and deliver the optimal digital experience to every student, teacher and faculty member. This brief webinar reviews the benefits available through e-forms and automated workflows, before demonstrating the ins-and-outs of Etrieve by Softdocs.
Prioritizing the Voice of the Customer & Other Key Objectives of an EdTech Cloud Vendor
Being an Education IT leader, you feel the pressure to position your institution with the cutting-edge technology it needs to be successful WHILE satisfying the needs and expectations of your users. Right? We get it. At the end of the day, user buy-in is one of the most important boxes to check. Hear how this EdTech cloud vendor’s development team prioritizes the voice of the customer, and other key focus areas, to guide an agile development process. Discover how you can take these best practices to help you make the most effective software choices for your institution moving forward.
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Location: Elon, NC
Number of Students: 6,800
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Location: Liberty, MO
Number of Students: 808
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Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Number of Students: 22,000
Articles and Documents
ECM and the Top Issues Facing Education Today
Vince Silvestri, Principal Solutions Engineer at Softdocs, discusses how enterprise content management is essential in the modern education institution, and how a mobile-first platform can provide the best environment for improving student success.
Explore How an Etrieve Migration Will Advance Your Utilization of ECM
Whether with Softdocs’ legacy solutions or competitive platforms, you’ve experienced the many benefits that enterprise content management (ECM) delivers. Through your ECM deployment, you’ve created time-saving efficiencies, increasing productivity and reducing costs across campus. Learn how migrating to Etrieve by Softdocs will help you build upon these successes, advance your utilization of ECM and better satisfy the changing needs of your institution, employees and students.
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.
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.
User Experience and the Etrieve by Softdocs Difference
A highly intuitive and visually engaging software solution is not just a goal at Softdocs, it is imperative. Learn why and how our development team builds with the user experience as a foundation.
Keys to Successful EdTech Integration
Our goal at Softdocs is to enable clients and partners to build solutions that bring key software together, removing user friction and data inaccuracies that occur while trying to perform common activities.
Digital Transformation and the Modern Student: A Case for the Cloud
Interoperability and Etrieve: Softdocs’ API Strategy
Continuous Change and Education's Model of Delayed Innovation
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.