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How Higher Education Registrars Benefit from 3rd Party Ellucian Banner and Degree Works

Higher education Registrar Offices play a crucial role in maintaining and updating student records, which include academic, personal, and financial information. With the advancement of technology, most colleges and universities use Ellucian Banner and Degree Works software to manage and store these records. However, managing these systems can be challenging, especially with the increasing complexity of the software. This is where the benefits of having access to a consultant who performs both functional and technical work on Ellucian Banner and Degree Works come into play.

Increased Efficiency

A consultant who is knowledgeable in both the functional and technical aspects of Ellucian Banner and Degree Works can provide Registrar Offices with the support they need to increase their efficiency. They can help streamline processes, automate tasks, and provide guidance on best practices, saving time and reducing errors.

Improved Data Management and Governance

Registrar Offices have access to a vast amount of sensitive and confidential student data. A consultant can assist with data management ensuring that data is stored and processed securely and accurately. They can also assist with data migration and integration, making it easier for Registrar Offices to transfer data from one system to another.   This can expand to include the larger process of data governance to help ensure the quality and reliability of the data.

Enhanced User Experience

Ellucian Banner and Degree Works are complex systems; navigating them can be challenging. A consultant can help Registrar Offices to understand the software better, providing training and support to ensure that users can perform their tasks effectively and efficiently.

Improved Integration

Ellucian Banner and Degree Works integrate with other systems, such as enrollment and financial aid systems. A consultant who is knowledgeable in both functional and technical aspects of the software can assist Registrar Offices with the integration of these systems, ensuring that data is exchanged and processed correctly.

Cost Savings

Hiring a consultant who performs both functional and technical work can save Registrar Offices money in the long run. They can assist with troubleshooting and resolving technical issues, reducing downtime and the need for additional support. They can also provide training and support to ensure that users are able to perform their tasks effectively, reducing the need for external support.

In conclusion, Higher Education Registrar Offices that have access to a consultant who performs both functional and technical work on Ellucian Banner and Degree Works can benefit from increased efficiency, improved data management, enhanced user experience, improved integration, and cost savings. These benefits make it easier for Registrar Offices to manage student records and provide a better experience for students, staff, and faculty.

 

About Columbia Advisory Group:
Columbia Advisory Group (CAG) is a leading Information Technology (IT) consulting firm. CAG’s team has assessed and helped improve the performance of more than 300 technology organizations and IT departments, including many higher education institutions, state agencies, and Fortune 50 customers. Practice specialty areas include Infrastructure, IT Service Management, Cybersecurity, and A/V Services. CAG improves business outcomes with IT insights and expert technical support. Based in Dallas, Texas, CAG works extensively with clients throughout the U.S. Contact us at info@columbiaadvisory.com.

Dana Salinas

Banner Team Lead

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