The Art of Getting What You Want Out of Every Vendor Relationship
Many will disagree with me on this, but I whole-heartedly believe the primary goal of the human race is happiness. I’m not claiming to be the originator of this idea; many philosophers have argued that every means to every end is terminally a means to the greatest end, happiness.
We recently had the opportunity to speak with Trace Urdan with Wells Fargo Securities. As Trace sat down with us in Las Vegas, he discussed current events with us, including the government’s regulatory involvement in the sector, competition from the traditional sector in the marketplace, and of course, hopes for the future of the education sector. Trace also went into a little more detail about his personal opinions regarding laudable efforts to improve regulations, as well as the current economy and its impending implications. We had a great time chatting with Trace, and thank him for taking the time to speak with us at APSCU 2012.
Jami Morshed, , Three Rivers Systems
At APSCU 2012, we were excited to have the opportunity to speak with Jami Morshed, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Three Rivers Systems, touted as “The only truly disruptive academic ERP serving higher education.” And how exactly is Three Rivers Systems disruptive? According to Jami, by coming into an established market but offering innovative technology that can change the order of business, Three Rivers Systems is able to essentially do what Netflix did to Blockbuster. We asked Jami what it takes to adopt these systems for schools, the implementation process the process, and which establishments can benefit most from Three Rivers Systems services. As Jami says, institutions are often bogged down by tasks that don’t advance their original purpose—to educate the public—and Three Rivers Systems seeks to help institutions focus on that important goal. We enjoyed our chat with Jami, and appreciated him taking the time to chat with us. Bogged down with tasks other than their original purpose—to educate students.
Does he really need an introduction? What’s a visit to Vegas without the King himself—Elvis! Elvis stopped by at APSCU 2012 to say hello, and even serenade us! We thank Elvis for stepping in front of the camera with us-- Viva Las Vegas!
LeadiD had a unique vision to allow Lead Buyers (Schools, Agencies, and Aggregators) and Lead Sellers (Organic Lead Providers, Call Centers and Aggregators) to operate in a trusted environment. The LeadiD Platform has been developed in collaboration with lead providers and lead buyers to provide an independent neutral technology. LeadiD allows Lead Sellers to definitively prove that they are generating and selling authentic quality leads. LeadiD allows Lead Buyers to make the best decisions about the leads they buy based on the true history and origin of the lead. For an easy analogy, think of LeadiD as the issuing agency of an auto VIN number, a Universal LeadiD, combined with the definitive data of the CarFax Report, a LeadiD Audit. Founded in January 2011, LeadiD traces its roots to conceptual conversations as early as 2007, when industry insiders and influencers began discussing how to solve the last fundamental problem in lead generation.
Neebo Connect is formerly Specialty Books, which has been in operation since 1988-- our parent company is Nebraska Book Company out of Lincoln, Nebraska. Basically, what we do is partner with colleges to fulfill textbooks and course materials for their students at no cost to the schools. They set their own profit margins and we provide a commission off of everything sold. We take care of the students and build them a website based off of the school’s website, as well as fill the textbooks and provide everything the student needs right out of our warehouse.
continue to discover a whole host of opportunities related to "the
cloud". DuraSpace's DuraCloud service represents perhaps one of the most
valuable innovations I've heard to date--particularly if you are a college or
university and you are trying to protect the wealth of digital assets produced
by your institution. I spoke with Michele Kimpton, CEO of DuraSpace, about how
her organization is improving the preservation of digital assets and reducing
the cost at the same time.
Ryan Busch Interviews Nivine Megahed and Joselyn Zivin from National Louis University about Groupon for Enrollment
According to Nivine Megahed, National Louis University (NLU) has a history of innovation. Even so, in September NLU became the first university to use the social coupon service Groupon as an enrollment vehicle. Joselyn Zivin, NLU's VP of Marketing, joined Nivine and I to talk about this innovative idea--the timing for this interview couldn't be better as NLU's first class of 17 Groupon adopters ended on Monday 12/05/2011, five of whom are exploring regular admission to NLU.
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Intellectual Property Produces Smart Money
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Auxiliaries are potent revenue generators
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A very scary, very expensive and very necessary ERP software conversion
What happened when PeopleSoft/Oracle began to look old and unworkable to a community college?
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New Campuses and New Offerings
Boldly going where they have never been in search of new students and new revenue is now a path for many of today’s campuses. By Tom Robinson