September 9, 2019

Back to School With Data and Analytics

The ibi Team

Topic:   Use Cases

Last updated: July 28th, 2020

How do K-12 schools, colleges, and universities better manage their finances, maximize revenues, operate more efficiently, improve student outcomes, and differentiate themselves from other institutions? By tapping into real-time data from any student information or learning management system, as well as other sources, and turning it into actionable insights that drive student success and boost performance.

With our data management and analytics platform, educational institutions can glean vital intelligence about student activities, enrollment and registration trends, asset and facility utilization, workforce and faculty management, and more. This 360-degree view of students, staff, and operations can enhance everything from recruitment and enrollment to finance and regulatory reporting.

Educational institutions of all types – from public and private schools to two- and four-year universities and their governing bodies – rely on our technologies to deliver complete, timely information across every department and at every level. For example:

Taylor University

Taylor University

Improving its already stellar student retention rates was a top priority for Taylor University. Advanced predictive analytics technology is used to mine and analyze various data points to determine at-risk students, and refer them to the university’s Academic Enrichment Center for mentoring. By validating existing processes already in place, Taylor expects to achieve significant ROI through reduced student attrition.

Davenport University

Davenport University

Davenport University relies on our solutions to analyze, calculate, and distribute student data from a Banner ERP system. Targeted InfoApps™ help various departments, especially the registrar, financial aid, and admissions, to improve the student mix and coordinate administrative activities that move students forward. The university also reduced the time it takes to calculate financial aid awards by 80 percent and improved student retention by two to three percentage points per year for five years running.

Minnesota Department of Education

Minnesota Dept. of Education

Funds from two federal grants enabled the Minnesota Department of Education to build a self-service analytics environment that enables schools to demonstrate student progress, identify strengths and weaknesses, and ultimately improve its educational systems. Interactive reports, charts, and graphs make it easy to compare performance among schools, districts, and regions, with access to student data for authorized users. Now, teachers and administrators throughout the state can make better decisions for students and their families, improving enrollment, reducing dropout rates, and streamlining educational programs.