Brandon University Chooses Decision Academic as its Degree Audit and Catalog Vendor

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Degree Navigator and Catalog Navigator's Ease of Use Top Reason for Selection

Institutions now not only evaluate academic advising and curriculum management applications on their features, but also on their usability, integration capability and configurability.

Decision Academic, the industry's leading academic advising and curriculum management company, today added Brandon University to the company's growing list of Degree Navigatorâ„¢ and Catalog Navigatorâ„¢ customers. Brandon University chose Degree Navigator and Catalog Navigator, Decision Academic's on demand academic advising and catalog management solutions, over other vendors for its Web-based accessibility, integration capabilities and ease of use.

Degree Navigator enables institutions to more efficiently manage student degree information, accelerating the degree audit and approval process for advisors, administrators and students. With Catalog Navigator, simple content control and management allows institutions to provide up-to-the minute catalog information for both students and staff. Flexibility was key to Brandon University's choice to select Decision Academic. Using Degree Navigator and Catalog Navigator, Brandon University can quickly process approvals, as well as simply communicate relevant degree information with students in an up-to-the minute, structured and timely manner. In addition, Brandon University can readily integrate Degree Navigator and Catalog Navigator with other Decision Academic products from their Navigator Suite.

"We believe that Degree and Catalog Navigator will enhance student satisfaction. We completed a thorough review of academic advising and curriculum management vendors and chose Decision Academic for its capacity to deliver a Web-accessible, integration capable solution in a timely manner," Al Dunthorne, Director, Information Technology Services, Brandon University. "Decision Academic demonstrated that Degree and Catalog Navigator were easy to use for advisors, administrators and students with different levels of technology sophistication. Our ability to speed our degree audit and approval process allows us to focus on student guidance rather than on paper trails and troubleshooting. As well, and very early on, Decision Academic impressed us with their responsive customer service and attention to detail, which, along with advanced product features, proved to be a winning combination."

"Partnering with Brandon University further underscores the industry's need for a fully-featured on demand academic advising and curriculum management solution that is versatile and easy to use," said Jan Huus, Vice-President of R&D, Decision Academic. "Institutions now not only evaluate academic advising and curriculum management applications on their features, but also on their usability, integration capability and configurability."

ABOUT DECISION ACADEMIC
Decision Academic's Navigator Suite of curriculum management and academic advising applications helps leading higher education institutions and state systems attract more students and streamline their paths to graduation. The modular Navigator Suite improves curriculum management and equips users with self-service decision-making tools to easily explore the most complex transfer and degree options. More information about Decision Academic is available at http://www.decisionacademic.com.

ABOUT BRANDON UNIVERSITY
Brandon University's mission is to shape the whole person and enable students to make a positive difference as citizens and leaders. In a welcoming and supportive setting, the University emphasizes research, scholarship, critical thinking, performance, artistic creation, communication and participation, as a means of imparting value and meaning to society and contributing to the public good. The University nurtures and develops excellence in its programs, attracts an outstanding faculty, defends academic freedom, preserves knowledge, and sustains a scholarly community where cultural differences are valued. The University strives to complement its primary mission of teaching and research by sharing the expertise of its staff, its information resources, and its facilities with the greater community. For more information about Brandon University, please visit: http://www.brandonu.ca/.

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