California State University Selects ibi to Fast-Track Student Success

December 5, 2019

Cloud Data Management Solution Will Cleanse and Master 5.5 Million Employee and Student Records


New York, NY


Information Builders (ibi), a leader in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, announced today that the California State University (CSU), the nation’s largest four-year public university serving more than 481,000 students, has selected ibi cloud-based Omni-Gen™ Master Data Management (MDM) solution to consolidate and cleanse data across its 23 campuses.


The CSU is deploying a new common Human Resource Management System for employees and students by consolidating each campus’s custom deployments into one. Expected to rollout in 2020, the project requires a cleansed and mastered 360-degree view of 5.5 million employee and student records. After an extensive technical evaluation and Request for Proposal process, the CSU made the switch to ibi Omni-Gen to better meet its data needs. The university sought to provide a single view of the student profile for its mission-critical Graduation Initiative 2025 – the CSU’s university-wide plan to improve student success by increasing graduation rates and eliminating equity gaps in degree completion to meet California’s workforce needs.


ibi Omni-Gen, available via Amazon Web Services (AWS), was evaluated, among other solutions, and selected by the CSU for its rapid, model-driven implementation of MDM, data cleansing, and data integration capabilities. The solution dramatically cuts the risk, time, and cost of creating applications that manage and monitor the entire data management life cycle. The CSU saw that Omni-Gen’s business-oriented views and portals would make collaboration across its 23 separate campuses more seamless and efficient, reducing the time and cost to deploying and maintaining an MDM solution.


“ibi has been working with higher education organizations for more than 25 years,” noted Frank J. Vella, chief operating officer, ibi. “Along with many similar organizations benefiting from the power of our technology, California State University’s goals reside with a students-first focus. We’re thrilled to work with CSU to maximize the potential of its quality data with ibi Omni-Gen solution and helping them support their students on the road to academic success.”


Visit our website to learn more about ibi Omni-Gen Cloud offerings.


About California State University

The California State University is the largest system of four-year higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 52,000 faculty and staff and 481,000 students. Half of the CSU’s students transfer from California community colleges. Created in 1960, the mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of California. With its commitment to quality, opportunity, and student success, the CSU is renowned for superb teaching, innovative research, and for producing job-ready graduates. Each year, the CSU awards more than 125,000 degrees. One in every 20 Americans holding a college degree is a graduate of the CSU and our alumni are 3.5 million strong. Connect with and learn more about the CSU in the CSU NewsCenter.​​


About ibi

ibi is a data and analytics company that embeds intelligence into ― everything. From the beginning, ibi has known the importance of data and insights to make better decisions. We help organizations get their complex and disconnected data in order, so they can build, embed and automate intelligence in everything they do. By preparing organizations for the future and turning them into builders ― information builders, everyone can use enterprise-trusted data at scale to drive their growth. Whether our customers use pre-built applications or build their own solutions for their data and analytics challenges, ibi powers their innovation and reinvention. ibi’s open platform and industry-specific building blocks accelerate speed-to-market, improve operational efficiency, and enhance their customers’ experience.



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