Let me quickly mention 5 reasons why data integration is so important nowadays:

  1. It reduces the burden of sifting through the huge amounts of data that enter the business on a day-to-day basis. Giving teams direct access to relevant information leaves analysts with one less thing to worry about, freeing them to focus on the more complex data sets that drive value for the business.
  2. Halves the work involved. With data integration you can avoid a redundancy of data. The most common problems universities face with registering students, staff and rooms is having to update their data in multiple places.
  3. Maximise the value of data. Unifying data across systems enables universities to leverage different types of data in conjunction with one another to maximise its potential and ensure user groups have the visibility they need.
  4. Improve decision making. Giving users and timetablers access to key data embedded in the apps and services they use enables them to make better decisions when interacting with students, staff, etc.
  5. To take advantage of the various types of data. It's important to recognise that different types of information create unique challenges. Information from spreadsheets, databases, social media, and a wide range of other sources, must be brought together for a comprehensive insight into operations.

At CELCAT we understand this. We want to help universities harness the power of data integration and we have the expertise to make it happen.

This week, we are connecting to universities around the United States, and the world, from an international conference in Denver, Colorado.

We’ll be talking about, and demonstrating, how beneficial and effortless it is with the CELCAT tools to bring data together to create a single source of truth.

Our integration tool, SIM, provides an automated importing and exporting mechanism for the transfer of data both into and out of CELCAT Timetabler databases.

SIM allows users to configure and use their own SQL statements to extract, transform and load data from source databases using the following connection types: MS SQL, MS SQL CE, MySQL, Oracle, SQLite, OLEDB, Excel, CSV, TSV, LDAP, FTP (CSV), Exchange, Azure and more…

Is your institution making the most of your data? Let us know.