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Param Bedi, VP Library and Information Technology, Bucknell University

Industry: Education

Challenge: Data management at Bucknell was a decentralized practice that accessed and manipulated data in a transactional environment, which was both inefficient and subject to data integrity risks.

Innovation: The Bucknell University Intelligence project started with the vision of improved and consistent access to university information. The team developed a strategy to improve how the Bucknell community accesses, shares, and uses data and analytics.

ROI: Bucknell now has more than 25 key administrators trained and beginning to access student data in the data warehouse via a new open access model. For the first time, student data "snapshots" have been established for point-in-time, period over period, comparative analytics on metrics such as retention rates and registration counts.  

Solution provider/vendor partners: Ellucian, IBM, Oracle

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