Paul Smith’s College Builds Institutional Efficiency with Predictive Analytics

Since using the Rapid Insight analytic software in 2009, Paul Smith’s College has realized a return of investment of over $500,000 and a significant increase in time savings and efficiency.

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Data Driven Decision Making

I don’t have days to spend converting data types or modeling my data, Rapid Insight’s products allow me to spend my time converting my data into actionable information that I can take to my administration...

Conway, NH (PRWEB) November 22, 2011

Rapid Insight Inc., the market leader in easy-to-use business intelligence and predictive analytics software, has played a critical role in Paul Smith’s College’s journey to becoming a data driven institution through the use of predictive analytics and streamlined reporting. Since becoming users of Rapid Insight analytic software in 2009, Paul Smith’s has been able to utilize their data more efficiently, building their own predictive models and focusing on key performance indicators to guide their decision making.

Paul Smith’s College, The College of the Adirondacks, has been delivering an experiential learning environment designed to promote student success and readiness for employment for over 60 years. Providing 2 and 4 year degrees in a wide array of disciplines has led to a very diverse student body with varying profiles. The Rapid Insight Analytic Suite is helping the college meet their strategic objectives by taking critical steps toward becoming a data driven environment.

“I don’t have days to spend converting data types or modeling my data, Rapid Insight’s products allow me to spend my time converting my data into actionable information that I can take to my administration. These tools are easy to use and easy to deploy and we were able to experience immediate, institution-wide benefits.” noted Dr. Loralyn Taylor, Director of Institutional Research. Working in a diverse environment with lots of disparate data and a lack of common data definitions, Dr. Taylor found that it was taking significant amounts of time to produce any kind of report, and the results were often untrustworthy. “Using the Rapid Insight Analytic Suite, we are now able to get answers to our questions quickly and easily resulting in significant increases in time savings and efficiency. The improvements we’ve pursued have resulted in real financial benefits, resulting in a return of investment of over $500,000 when looking at the students we’ve retained from our efforts.” added Dr. Taylor.

About Rapid Insight Inc.
Rapid Insight Inc. is a leading provider of business intelligence and automated predictive analytics software. With a focus on ease of use and efficiency, Rapid Insight products enable users to turn their raw data into actionable information. The company's analytic software simplifies the extraction and analysis of data, enabling clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies to fully utilize their information for data-driven decision making. Founded in 2002 in Conway, New Hampshire, Rapid Insight is a privately held company with clients and partners across the nation.
About Paul Smith's College
Whether your passion is forestry or the culinary arts, hospitality or biology, natural resources or business, for over 60 years Paul Smith’s College has provided the experiential learning critical to our students’ success. And while our range of associate and bachelor degrees is diverse, everything we teach is based on the same principle: that actually doing is a critical part of learning. Located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains of New York, Paul Smith’s uses its 14,000 acre setting as a living laboratory to promote economic, social and environmental sustainability.

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