Administrative Systems Reporting Guide

Why Read This Research

The need for data-driven decision-making has become more compelling in recent years. Changes in demographics, market pressures, and societal behavior and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have created the need to understand factors that drive enrollment, contribute to student success, and, ultimately, ensure the continuation of an institution’s academic mission and financial health. This guide is the latest publication in Tambellini’s series on planning and deploying administrative systems. Learn more details about the factors for consideration and approaches in developing and deploying a reporting strategy.

Key Questions Answered

  • What is the ideal reporting model for higher education institutions?
  • What principles should guide data management?
  • What steps should be taken to implement an effective reporting strategy?
  • How should institutions approach the reporting solution selection process?


  • Author: Dave Kieffer, Vice President, Research, Large Enterprise Systems, and Sue Spies, Research Director, Enterprise Information Systems, The Tambellini Group
  • Length: 16 pages
  • Research Availability: September 2020

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Introduction
  3. Reporting Overview
  4. Data Management Strategy
  5. Related Topics
  6. Steps to Take
  7. Conclusion
  8. Methodology

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