Eliminate redundant tasks
When you streamline your IT and the processes that underlie your organization and management efforts, you reduce or eliminate redundant tasks and free up valuable staff time. For example, you can replace separate paper-based processes for providing a student’s address to people and departments that need it—such as the registrar, the librarian, the transportation coordinator, and the financial aid office—by having one place to enter the student’s information electronically. You can even make it automatically available to any authorized individual or department. And when the student’s address changes, it only needs to be updated in one place.
We can help you identify opportunities for streamlining. At the center of our strategy is the Microsoft Application Platform with Microsoft BizTalk Server, which integrates everything from legacy systems to web services, everywhere from the classroom to the Internet.
Not another new platform
You likely do not even need a new platform to make this transformation; you just need more effective ways to use the platform already in place. You have many processes already using legacy and line-of-business (LOB) systems with large amounts of data. When you implement a pragmatic Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) that uses this existing platform, you organize your services and applications and make them available across multiple channels, including portals, Microsoft Office applications, web browsers, packaged applications, and mobile devices. So, when a member of your faculty or staff needs to find information or complete a task, it’s easy for them to access the tools and data they need to perform the task efficiently.
By streamlining your organizational processes, you can realize the benefits of:
More time. Do you know an educator who doesn’t wish for more time? Provide them with it by way of streamlined processes.
Improved regulatory compliance. Easily produce more accurate district, state, and federal reports.
More productive employees. With less busy work, better insight into processes, and improved workflow, personnel can focus on their primary responsibilities.
Better return on IT investments. There’s no need to throw out your legacy applications and start from scratch. Instead, integrate them and create new composite applications that help to overcome their limitations, so you can get the most from your IT resources.
Increased agility. Your new, streamlined processes and Service Oriented Architecture provide the flexible foundation you need to adapt quickly to the constant evolution of education and technology.
Reduced waste. Moving paper-based forms and processes online is an important step toward saving valuable resources and meeting the goals of “going green” initiatives at your institution.