Is Your Continuing Ed Department Ready For an Influx?

Posted on November 24th 2015 by Nakita @ Entrinsik Is Your Continuing Ed Department Ready For an Influx?

Did you know that now, non-traditional students in higher education outnumber traditional, full-time students? It’s true, and that number is only growing – we’ll see an estimated 23% growth in the next four years alone. So the question becomes, is...
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The Top Ten CIO Concerns for 2016

Posted on November 16th 2015 by Nakita @ Entrinsik The Top Ten CIO Concerns for 2016

As business and technology are ever evolving, it’s hard to keep track of what trends are at the top of priority lists for IT leaders. Thanks to the Society for Information Management (SIM) who polled over 700 organizations in its...
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Choosing the right software by choosing the right company

Posted on November 9th 2015 by Nakita @ Entrinsik Choosing the right software by choosing the right company

When you’re searching for a new software solution, where do you look? You may search online for top software options, look at user review sites for top-ranked tools, or ask professionals in your field for a recommendation. All of these are good starting places, but if you stop there, you may end up choosing a less-than-perfect offering. While searching for the right software for your needs, take into consideration what kind of company suits your needs. It may not seem all that important, but the wrong vendor with the right software can still leave you less than satisfied. So how do you know if a company is “good?” Here are a few simple suggestions on what to look for.

Entrinsik in the BARC BI Survey 15

Posted on October 27th 2015 by Nakita @ Entrinsik Entrinsik in the BARC BI Survey 15

We're in the BARC BI Survey 15! The BI Survey 15 is based on findings from the world’s largest and most comprehensive survey of business intelligence end-users, conducted in 2015. In total, over 3,000 people responded to The Survey with 2,414 answering a series of detailed questions about their usage of a named product.

Featured Entrinsik Partner: Trivantis

Posted on October 15th 2015 by Nakita @ Entrinsik

We’re excited to shine a spotlight on an Entrinsik featured partner, Trivantis! Trivantis, makers of Lectora and CourseMill, provides e‑Learning authoring software and learning management systems to Global 2000 companies in over 125 countries. Since partnering with Entrinsik, Informer is now...
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Data quality: how to avoid reporting on “bad” data

Posted on October 6th 2015 by Nakita @ Entrinsik Data quality: how to avoid reporting on “bad” data

Businesses and organization around the world are collecting and analyzing growing amounts of data, leading to better decision making, greater transparency, and improved efficiency. The down side to all that data, though, is the fact that “bad” data gets in with all the rest, possibly skewing reporting and analysis results. There’s not many things worse than spending months, even years, collecting data and realizing that any insights you hoped to glean from analysis are shot – all because of that small percentage of flawed, incorrect, or just “bad” data.

Effective ecommerce shopping cart features and why you should have them

Posted on September 22nd 2015 by Nakita @ Entrinsik Effective ecommerce shopping cart features and why you should have them

Online shopping carts can be great things. They reduce manual workload, streamline the registration process for students, and provide a central hub for digital information about courses, professors, and facilities. But are you using yours effectively? Without some basic features, you may be losing business – and never even know.

Informer Housecleaning Tips

Posted on September 2nd 2015 by Nakita @ Entrinsik

by Tim Nicholson Informer, for the most part, requires very little maintenance.  But, just like your trusty vehicle, you still need to pay it some attention occasionally to ensure everything is in working order.  Here are a few things you...
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Are your enrollment confirmation emails being read? The do’s and don’ts of auto-emailing

Posted on August 31st 2015 by Nakita @ Entrinsik

Our registration software will enable you to setup and send out automatic confirmation emails when students enroll for classes, either online or in-house. But are those emails actually getting through? With the amount of emails being sent every day, spam filters are getting stricter, so well-meaning official emails like yours may end up in the junk folder or blocked completely more times than you know about. If they do get through the filters, how can you make sure they’re opened and read?

Pitfalls of Self-service reporting and how you can avoid them

Posted on August 25th 2015 by Nakita @ Entrinsik

Self-service software has become increasingly popular, particularly given the demands placed on staff at all levels of an organization. With reporting software like Informer, self-service capabilities are certainly an attainable goal. But what happens if you’ve implemented software that isn’t as user friendly as you thought? Or maybe it is, but your end-users get in just a little over their heads? These pitfalls are commonplace, but they can be avoided given you know what to look for.