It's always a struggle for colleges and universities to get the information they need and to find peer institutions with similar technology profiles. Vendors don't release their customer lists. It has taken us over 8 years to compile the comprehensive technology information that we are making available on edu1world.org. We are essentially a large user community for higher education
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Irvington, VA (PRWEB) March 24, 2009
Since the acquisition the site is expanding -- adding over 10,000 vendor records to institution profiles. Key focuses include Student, Financials, HR, CRM, Advancement, Business Intelligence and Learning Management systems. With the acquisition the site is expanding to further facilitate collaboration, sharing resources, and identifying complimentary technology.
Registration on the site is free for education administrators and staff. The site helps institutions locate peer institutions and colleagues to find the best vendors and products for their institutions. In today's economic environment Colleges and Universities cannot afford to buy costly solutions that don't complement each other. It can be difficult to get information and make a solid decision.
"Our site fills a real need that higher education institutions have. Budgets are shrinking so they need the best possible technology that is efficient and saves them money. For example, an institution may look into using a popular solution for HR. Our database can help them find other institutions who use that HR solution along with other third party applications that are already on campus or may be under consideration, said Vicki Tambellini, President of The Tambellini Group.
"Administrators can also find smaller vendors that can extend the value of the top ERP vendor solutions. They'll be able to connect with other institutions who have implemented similar software successfully," said Tambellini.
Tambellini wants to provide a valuable resource for higher education administrators and vendors of all sizes. "It's always a struggle for colleges and universities to get the information they need and to find peer institutions with similar technology profiles. Vendors don't release their customer lists. It has taken us over 8 years to compile the comprehensive technology information that we are making available on edu1world.org. We are essentially a large user community for higher education," she said.
Membership includes the ability to post and access profile information at the individual and institutional level. Other features of edu1world.org include finding institutional software and technology profiles, vendor information, and access to reference materials and organizations that serve higher education.
"Now, higher education institutions and all the organizations that serve this community have a single place to access information, collaborate, and contribute. Best of all, the information shared among institutions can be captured so all institutions can benefit," says Liz Dietz, General Manager of edu1world.
Edu1world.org has populated databases with tens of thousands of data points. With participation from the higher education community, edu1world.org will provide the most complete source of information available to help institutions and individuals answer important questions that have largely gone unanswered or were answered incompletely in the past.
With the acquisition, edu1world.org will continue to change the way that higher education receives, communicates and shares information with other institutions.
edu1world.org is a virtual community for higher education administrative professionals, vendors, associations, supporters, and faculty who work with technology. The site provides detailed profiles with information about vendors of all sizes. Members can also connect, collaborate, communicate, and access information needed to improve individual performance and effectiveness in their work.
Free memberships are available to higher education administrators at http://www.edu1world.org. Vendors are also able to become members of the edu1world home community free of charge. Access to the education institution technology profile database requires non-higher ed users to pay a $49.95 monthly membership fee.