By Justin McKeanThe buzz around dashboards continues to grow, and, as I travel the US providing demonstrations, more and more educators are interested in learning what dashboards can do for them. I am going to walk through what a data dashboard is, why they are becoming so popular, and then lay out my 5 tips to get started.
By Ramiro ZunigaIt goes without saying that it is not easy being in a leadership position. There are so many things to deal with beyond simply doing the work. There are personnel issues. There are morale issues. There are political issues. So how does one deal with this? Good question.
Ongoing pressures and fiscal uncertainties continue to weigh on districts. The good news is that cloud computing has come of age, and is providing CFOs with access to computing resources and capabilities that were once out of reach. More districts are determining that cloud-based services can provide powerful and capable solutions while decreasing capital outlays and operational costs.
It can take anywhere from 6-12 months to choose a Student Information System (SIS). The SIS purchasing process involves a lot of different ideas of what all stakeholders need. This guide is designed to help you get started.
It’s time for schools to look beyond the financials when it comes to investing in data management systems. Measuring non-fiscal returns can reveal a clearer value of the investment.
Five post Chief Financial Officer round-up. This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is making district financials understandable.
When it comes to district financials, numbers don't always provide insight into the inner-workings of your district. We've put together some tips on how to present your district financials to other stakeholders in this infographic:
For years, the K-12 industry has struggled with third-party integration and connectivity with Student Information Systems and ERPs. With so many disparate vendor systems in the market, the need to efficiently integrate has never been greater. Now, the struggles are over as SunGard K-12 announces the launch of their new IntegratePLUS application designed to deliver performance and affordability to what was once an expensive and inefficient process.
School funding formulas are notoriously complicated and difficult for anyone outside of the district finance department to understand. However, it’s vital that not only your administrators and school board members understand your financial decision-making, but also that your community stakeholders take part in these conversations, as well.