From Spreadsheets to Pivot Tables to Predictive Analytics: Olivet Nazarene University’s Analytics Journey

With the combined pressures of decreasing enrollment and increased scrutiny around the value of a college degree, now more than ever institutions of higher education need to develop a culture of data-informed decision making. This move from legacy operational reporting to a contemporary analytics solution is an interesting journey and is often uncharted territory. Although each institution of higher education has unique information needs and metrics to support strategic decision making, there are a number of common steps along the way. Join Olivet Nazarene University as they share their journey to analytics including the activities and resources that helped them to build the infrastructure necessary to achieve their goals.

Marsha Smith, Programmer Analyst, Olivet Nazarene University
Dr. Henry DeVries, Principal Consultant, Ellucian

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