Zero‐Cost License™ (ZCL) for eThority® DataScholar™ Now Generally Available

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Enterprise Solution Offers the Industry’s Only No‐Cost Institutional Analytics, Dashboarding and Reporting for Higher Education

"The ZCL provides institutions and channel partners with the ability to deliver world‐class reporting and analytics, regardless of their budget," said Mike Psenka, eThority President and CEO.

eThority, the provider of a user‐obvious performance engine for reporting and analytics, today announced the availability of the Zero‐Cost License (ZCL) for their institutional analytics package,DataScholar. This game‐changing announcement was made at the EDUCAUSE Conference in Anaheim, CA. Based on their CODiETM Award‐winning platform, the ZCL delivers analytics, customizable dashboarding, and interactive reporting for 500 users with enterprise security and compliance, all with no license cost. The ZCL is the most robust, comprehensive zero‐cost business intelligence and analytics offering in existence, and the only institutional analytics offering available at no cost to users.

DataScholar – which is available for viewing at booth 719 at the EDUCAUSE Conference ‐‐ optimizes institutional performance with complete data access and comprehensive, interactive analytics. Powered by eThority, a leading provider of intuitive solutions to colleges and universities since 1992, DataScholar makes use of a user‐obvious interface that requires little or no training and empowers users of all skills levels ‐‐ resulting in an easy‐to‐use, robust, secure and scalable solution. The ZCL for DataScholar allows users to address areas critical to the performance of higher education institutions, such as financial analysis and reporting; student admissions, enrollment and retention analysis; and securely share these findings via an automation engine and comprehensive dashboards.

“eThority is excited to offer the Zero‐Cost License for DataScholar to higher education institutions,” said Mike Psenka, eThority President and CEO. “The ZCL provides institutions and channel partners with the ability to deliver world‐class reporting and analytics, regardless of their budget. The ZCL will change the way that higher education uses institutional analytics, moving it beyond siloed reporting and opening it up to all decision makers in a secure and compliant manner.”

The ZCL for DataScholar includes these unique features:

  • Data ecosystem:

The ZCL allows users to connect to an unlimited number of data sources from enterprise data systems, desktop data sources, and cloud sources. This means that previously siloed data held in an institution’s Enterprise Resource Planning system, Student Information System, Learning Management System, Payroll, etc. applications can now be combined into a single application for reporting and analysis. And, once the data connections are configured, the automation engine makes sure the data is connected, collected and directed‐‐automatically.

  • “User‐obvious” reporting:

DataScholar’s user interface utilizes progressive disclosure, QuickTutor videos and a robust help system, to make the application self‐teaching. Users require little to no training to get up and running with their data.

  • Interactive visualizations:

The ZCL includes electric Graph™, a progressive, dynamic data graphics engine, as well as eValuate, data visualization columns that compare one record in a dataset to its peers for at‐a-glance analysis. These data‐rich graphics allow users to get answers faster and gain new insight.

  • Clear, concise dashboards:

Users author, publish and view dashboards from a “user‐obvious” interface. Information‐rich dashboards can be automated and shared up the chain to provost and to the front lines of faculty and students. This improves performance, communication and collaboration. Plus, triggered alerts can be set to notify team members of critical changes occurring daily in the institution. Institutional analytics dashboards keep university leadership effortlessly engaged in the organization’s critical initiatives.

  • World‐class enterprise security: eThority offers unprecedented flexibility and depth with its Enterprise Security Engine. Data is secured easily by role (RBAC), function, or organization level (HBAC). And, data collaboration is possible through Content Based Access Control (CBAC). Single‐sign‐on, and more are also included in the ZCL, allowing the solution to easily scale throughout the organization.

A simple application process grants the use of the Zero‐Cost License. The purpose of this is to ensure that the DataScholar Zero‐Cost License is used to solve real problems, and that every deployment will be a success. Those interested in receiving a license for up to 500 users inside their organization, can stop by the eThority® DataScholar™ booth #719 at the EDUCAUSE Conference or visit our ZCL webpage to learn more.

About eThority:
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Charleston, SC; eThority is provider of "user‐obvious" enterprise performance engine software that empowers end users and offers IT an easily maintainable solution. In addition to eThority Enterprise, the company’s award winning business analytics and reporting platform, eThority offers eXtensions: industry‐specific modules designed to fill critical gaps in existing systems. Organizations choose eThority Enterprise because it provides real time end‐user interaction with data in a secure, state‐of‐the‐art platform capable of scaling from a single department to thousands of users. eThority’s solutions are in use around the globe at major research universities and leading corporations. For more information, please visit

About DataScholar:
DataScholar is a higher education performance engine that optimizes institutional efficiency and operations with complete data access and comprehensive, interactive analytics. Powered by eThority, a provider of intuitive solutions for Higher Education since 1992, DataScholar helps institutions leverage their user‐obvious interface to empower users of all skills levels. DataScholar promotes collaboration with a secure, compliant platform; and offers simplicity, accessibility and flexibility in reporting across the institution. For more information, visit

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The Zero-Cost License, DataScholar and eThority are registered trademarks of eThority, Inc.

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