Consolidating Your Tech Stack: A Must for Higher Education Institutions

February 27, 2024


Technology is a vital component of any higher education institution. In today's digital age, schools rely on technology to streamline operations, facilitate communication, adhere to compliance and regulatory mandates and enhance the overall student experience. Managing multiple third-party solutions can be complex, time-consuming, and expensive. Consolidating your tech stack into one comprehensive system offers numerous benefits that can help your institution succeed. Let’s explore the advantages of consolidating third-party solutions into one student information system:

Enhanced Security

Higher education institutions store vast amounts of sensitive data, such as student records, financial information, and research data. This data is a prime target for cybercriminals, and any breach can result in significant damage to your reputation and can cost your institution financially. Consolidating your tech stack into one student information system, with the appropriate safeguards in place, offers enhanced security measures. Data consolidation also allows for greater control; a single system allows for better monitoring of role-based access control and data encryption. A centralized system also allows for easier monitoring and auditing of access logs, ensuring your data is secure.

Cost Savings

Managing multiple third-party solutions can be expensive. Each solution requires separate licensing fees, maintenance costs, and training expenses. Consolidating your tech stack into one comprehensive system reduces the number of vendors you need to manage and the necessary investment in employee training - resulting in significant cost savings. 

See how we helped Blue Cliff College save 830K annually by consolidating their systems.

Operational Efficiencies

Multiple third-party solutions can lead to inefficient and disjointed operations. Each system may have its own processes, user interfaces, and data formats, making it difficult to manage data. A single system streamlines your operations, enabling you to automate processes and reduce manual data entry. It also offers a single interface for employees, reducing the need for training on multiple systems.

Lessening the Burden on Employees

Managing multiple third-party solutions can be time-consuming and overwhelming for employees. It requires them to switch between systems, manage multiple login credentials, and maintain knowledge of various interfaces. A centralized system reduces the burden on employees, enabling them to focus on more strategic tasks. It also reduces the need for specialized knowledge of multiple systems, making it easier to onboard and train new employees.

Centralized Location for all Your Software Needs

A consolidated student information system offers a centralized location for all your software needs. It provides a single platform for student records, financial information, research data, and more. This centralized location makes it easier to access data and enables you to make more informed decisions. It also offers a better user experience for students, faculty, and staff, as they can access all data from a single location.

If you're currently managing multiple third-party solutions, VIAS can help you to rethink your approach. Let’s set up a time to connect!

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