Dallas (PRWEB) July 23, 2008
ZogoTech™, a leading provider of integrated Student Engagement and Business Intelligence software for Higher Education, announced that the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) has selected ZogoTech's Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence solution (Estudias Enterprise™).
UIW is a private university in San Antonio, Texas, serving more than 6,000 traditional, adult, and online students a year. UIW offers over 70 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs through traditional, evening, and online classes.
ZogoTech's solution will help UIW become more data-driven in its decision-making. According to Dr. Jim Parlett, Chief Information Officer, "The growth of the University has been coincident with an increasing reliance on realistic data as opposed to anecdotal data. We need to make decisions about growth and services to our clients that are rooted in things we can measure, not just things that feel like good ideas"
One reason UIW chose Zogotech was its fully integrated approach. According to Linda Perez, Director of Institutional Research, "We looked at reporting tools but you don't have a warehouse. We looked at warehousing tools. They don't have reporting tools with them. We found ZogoTech's solution to be valuable because it offered data warehousing and reporting functionality. The pre-built reports for higher education were especially important for us"
ZogoTech's fully integrated data warehousing solution includes the tools to extract information from Banner, merge it with other data sources (i.e. the National Student Clearinghouse), make appropriate transformations, put it into a data model for higher education, and build queries or reports using ZogoTech's highly acclaimed user interface.
UIW will add Zogotech's Student Engagement module by the end of the year. The Student Engagement module centralizes intervention information and allows student services groups to better serve students (through early at-risk intervention). Intervention information is fed into the Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence module to link those services to outcomes.
According to Michael Taft, President of ZogoTech, "UIW is clearly focused on student success and retention which matches well with our strengths. We're looking forward to a long partnership"
Dr. Parlett continues, "The quality and depth of Estudias will give us resources at the executive level and decision making level that we never had before … There is nothing more difficult for Institutional Research than taking this vast body of data and distilling it in meaningful ways in to people who need to understand it in two minutes ... Estudias is powerful in it capabilities and also powerful in its representations."
About University of the Incarnate Word
The University of the Incarnate Word is a private liberal arts university in San Antonio, Texas with a 127-year tradition of educating diverse populations throughout the world within the context of faith. UIW is committed to shaping good minds of strong character that will expand our world, and our universe. More than 70 degrees are offered to over 6000 students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels through traditional, evening, and online classes. Students enjoy personal attention and a close network of family-like relationships between students and professors. Committed to offering students a global experience, the UIW system continues to develop internationally and boasts a presence in both China and Mexico, as well as in San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Goodyear, Ariz. UIW is a leader in international education, with nearly 100 "sister schools" in 30 countries. http://www.uiw.edu
The aims of ZogoTech are nothing short of revolutionizing the way that educators and administrators use technology. ZogoTech's Institutional Intelligence software has been built through partnerships with institutions of higher education to deliver a solution that precisely answers the data needs of executives, institutional researchers, faculty, and student services personnel. ZogoTech brings an in-depth knowledge of higher education, superior customer support, and software solutions highly-acclaimed for their usability. See http://zogotech.com for more information.