The rapid innovation of technology in higher education can be both a blessing and a curse. For years colleges and universities were accustomed to using all in one software solutions wherever they could. That meant an easier learning curve (sometimes) and a more rapid deployment. Today, many colleges and universities are going with a best in breed approach to software solutions, meaning that one system may have been upgraded to a different software, faster than others.
With student information systems (SIS), learning management systems (lms), enrollment systems, financial systems, credentialing systems and a host of others, all from different providers, institutions are stuck with siloed and fragmented data. Data that doesn’t natively talk to each other. Add into the mix that many of these systems are now cloud based, and that’s a recipe for frustration.
There are a lot of companies out there that do data integration, but one company, Constituo Software, specializes in the data integration needs of higher education. That’s because they have a background in higher education and know the nuances of each software system.
We once spoke with a CIO at a major state college who told us horror stories of sales people pitching that they move all of their systems to Oracle, or even worse, SalesForce. Obviously they knew nothing about the moving parts of higher ed technology.
Constituo offers a cloud integration suite that provides institutions with a powerful, centralized capability for managing all of their data and system integration needs. Their platform can effectively integrate local and cloud based data.
With their experience in higher education Constituo knows that university data needs maximum protection. We’ve talked many times here at nibletz.com about how the data kept at higher education institutions can be even more personal than the data even Equifax had access to. With that in mind their third party cloud based provider utilizes the most effective IT security standards and make sure that their solutions are FERPA compliant.
Contsituo is backed by years of experience handling the integration needs of higher education institutions. But they also know that some colleges and universities have their own individual needs. One of their core values is working hand in hand with CIOs and other IT professionals to ensure that all of the institutions data needs are met.
Since Contstituo uses a hybrid cloud based approach, deployment is fast and easy. Pricing is designed to allow instutitions to scale affordably.
If your college or university is still dealing with a siloed, fragmented data mess, it’s time to meet with Constituo at EDUCAUSE in Philadelphia, November 1-3. You can find them in the startup alley graduate section, booth G3. You can also visit them online at constituosoftware.com