2015 Vendor Showcase

The vendor showcase, providing both vendors and HEDW members the opportunity to discuss needs, solutions and services, will be available throughout the entire conference. We have been fortunate to attract major software providers as well as those smaller service based firms that provide guidance, development resources surrounding implementation of solutions as well as pre-packaged “all-in-one” reporting/database solutions. All vendors featured were recommended by colleagues who belong to HEDW and therefore have proven experience in higher education environments. Please visit them if you want to learn more about how experts view data management and information delivery and what they offer their clients.

The Vendor Showcase is open to Conference participants in the Beaufort Room and the Main Hall at the following times:

  • Monday (4/20): 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday (4/21): 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday (4/21): 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Vendors will also be available on Sunday during the opening reception.

2015 Sponsors

Phytorion (www.phytorion.com)

Established in 2005 and focused on Higher Education, Phytorion deploys pre-built analytics and data warehouses for Student, HR and Finance that are customized to every college’s and university’s exact needs, including integrating any third-party sources.

What fundamentally distinguishes our approach is our willingness and ability to create a solution that fits not just the generic but your specific institution. Whether that means dealing with unique requirements or a need to build internal consensus first; limited IT support or large and complex IT departments with detailed standards and procedures; focused data mart needs or comprehensive enterprise data warehouse initiatives – we will work with you to create the right project and solution. And by working with your existing RDBMS, ETL and BI tools, we reduce your cost and accelerate the implementation timeline to meet your budget and schedule.

KPI Partners (www.kpipartners.com)

KPI Partners provides strategic guidance and technology systems for clients wishing to solve their most complex and interesting business challenges involving cloud applications, big data, business intelligence, and data discovery.

KPI works with both corporate technology departments and corporate business units to develop value-added decision support solutions, not just new technology deployments.

As a three-time Oracle Specialized Partner of the Year, KPI Partners continues to be on the leading edge of innovation in the business intelligence space. KPI Cloud Analytics for PeopleSoft and KPI Cloud Analytics for Oracle E-Business Suite leverage the flexibility of cloud-based tools like Tableau and Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) to provide a robust pre-built analytical solution. Packed with key subject areas, pre-built dashboards, and powerful ad-hoc capabilities, higher education institutions have a solid starting point to tailor KPI Cloud Analytics to their unique needs without any infrastructure dependency.

iDashboards (www.idashboards.com/edu)

iDashboards Software is providing colleges and universities around the country greater insight into their key performance indicators. iDashboards has a unique way of connecting decision makers to data, anywhere at any time. Self-service dashboards on enrollment, admissions, accreditation, effectiveness, institutional research, budget and financials have empowered stakeholders on campus to make better decisions, faster.

IData Incorporated (www.idatainc.com)

At IData, our mission is to help higher education institutions be successful through effective data management and innovative technology. This includes services and products developed from our deep experience and knowledge working with the data and systems that run higher education.  Services include: Reporting and Data Governance, System Integration, and Technology Consulting. For more information, visit www.idatainc.com.

Academic Analytics (www.academicanalytics.com)

Academic Analytics is a full-service provider of academic business intelligence data. Our mission is to help universities by providing high quality data (at the unit or discipline level) on faculty research output that administrators can use to support strategic decision-making and key administrative functions. The Academic Analytics Database (AAD) includes comprehensive information on over 230,000 faculty members, more than 9,000 Ph.D. programs, 11,000 departments, and 385 universities in the United States and abroad. The database presents faculty scholarly research output measuring research funding, journal and book publications, citations, conference proceedings, and honors and awards.

WhereScape (us.wherescape.com)

WhereScape is the leading provider of data warehouse automation software for planning, building, extending and managing data warehouses and analytic systems. More than 700 customers including Cornell University, University of Washington, Weber State and West Virginia Network use WhereScape to accelerate development while delivering a fully documented solution in SQL Server, Teradata and Oracle targets as well as Greenplum and Netezza analytic appliances.

WhereScape RED is an agile, rapid integrated development environment exclusively for building, deploying, managing and renovating data warehouses and analytic systems.   WhereScape 3D is the industry’s first data driven planning tool focused on data warehouse development.

Incisive Analytics, LLC (http://www.incisiveanalytics.com/)

Incisive Analytics, LLC (IA) is a Cleveland-based, women-owned Analytics and Business Intelligence professional consulting services firm. Our core services focus on solving our clients’ most challenging business analytics and information related problems. Our approach is to collaborate with every client, creating a unique experience to deliver results that equip our clients to make strategic decisions based on Take Action Analytics!

What does IA do?

  • We coach organizations to think measurements for better performance.
  • We identify appropriate things to measure.
  • We write the mathematical measurement formulas.
  • We design and create the measurement visualization dashboards and reports.
  • We design the target measurement database.
  • We design and code the data integration to populate the measurement database.
  • We assess and correct data quality.
  • We teach clients how to think and do Business Intelligence.


Performance Architects, Inc. (www.performancearchitects.com)

Performance Architects, Inc. is a business and technology consulting company that partners with our customers to initiate and sustain significant improvements in enterprise performance. We offer business consulting to help establish and enhance performance management processes either across an organization or within specific functions; technology consulting to make sure that the appropriate data and information are available to make the best decisions to improve performance; and industry expertise to provide the context for what an organization should do to lead within its segment. Our technology focus is particularly strong in the enterprise performance management (EPM), data discovery, and business intelligence (BI) or business analytics (BA) arenas, as well as the underlying analytic architecture (data warehousing, “unstructured data,” ETL, engineered systems, etc.). We offer deep experience in the Higher Education industry, where our team has successfully completed hundreds of projects over the years. We proudly boast 100% customer reference-ability.

Blackboard (www.blackboard.com)

Blackboard is the world’s leading education technology company that is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. We rapidly deploy relevant and meaningful technologies and services to meet the needs of the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them, driving success and growth for both. In partnership with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world, we help every learner achieve their full potential. For more information about Blackboard follow us on Twitter at @Blackboard

Collibra (www.collibra.com)

Collibra is a business focused Data Governance software company. We provide the Data Steward organization with a technology platform that enables their activities. The Data Governance Center comprises a suite of three integrated products: the ‘Business Semantics Glossary’, the ‘Reference Data Accelerator’ and the ‘Data Stewardship Manager’. We support key Data Governance requirements like Business Glossary, Data Directory, Reference Data Management, Policy Management, Data Quality issue management and monitoring.

Informatica & Novius Data

Informatica (www.informatica.com)

Informatica Corporation is the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world gain a competitive advantage in today’s global information economy with timely, relevant and trustworthy data for their top business imperatives. More than 5,200 enterprises worldwide rely on Informatica to access, integrate and trust their information assets held in the traditional enterprise, off premise and in the Cloud.   Informatica has been adopted by a long list of post-secondary institutions for solutions that include: Data Integration (ETL), Data Quality, Master Data Management (Single View of Student), Archiving and Application Retirement, Data Privacy and Test Data Management.

Novius Data (www.noviusdata.com)

Novius Data is an Information Management organization. Founded in 2003, Novius is Headquartered in Melville, Long Island, NY, with offices in Manhattan, New Jersey and Dallas, Texas. Novius has establishes practices and expertise across varied industries and disciplines including Data Warehousing, Data Quality, Business Process Management, Data Governance and Master Data Management.

Tableau Software (www.tableau.com)

Connect to any data source, size or type. Analyze and create dashboards. Share with browser & mobile-based analytics. All within your data architecture and security protocols.

Meet the new face of business intelligence: Tableau Software. Tableau helps people see and understand data. Its award-winning software delivers fast analytics, visualization and rapid-fire business intelligence on data of any size, format, or subject. The result? Anyone can get answers from data quickly, no programming required. From executive dashboards to ad-hoc reports, Tableau lets you share mobile and browser-based, interactive analytics in a few clicks. Over 26,000 companies and organizations, including the world’s largest enterprises, rely on Tableau.

Shift into the do-it-now era with the easiest, fastest and most agile BI solution in the market. With Tableau, business users get what they need and IT saves time and money.

CBIG Consulting (www.cbigconsulting.com)

CBIG Consulting helps higher learning institutions take advantage of applicable Business Intelligence and Big Data involving students (acquisition, retention, and attrition), faculty, classes, facilities, and tenure to maintain and develop more targeted school programs. CBIG also works with higher education institutions to develop data integration, reporting, and analytic tools around administrative tasks including finance, grants, advancement, development, endowment, alumni, donors, government / regulatory agencies / IPEDS reporting, and just about every other aspect of higher education to better serve students, faculty, and others.

Dynasoft Synergy Inc (www.dynasoftusa.com)

Started in 2009, we offer an array of integrated business intelligence consulting services that combine top-of-the-range technologies with deep sector expertise. Dynasoft has converted thousands of BI reports to its diversified customers at unparalleled speed, accuracy, cost and consistency that are not possible to achieve without automation. Dynasoft guarantees the look, feel and functionality of reports to be the same between source and targets.

Attunity (www.attunity.com)

Attunity is a leading provider of information availability software solutions that enable access, management, sharing and distribution of data, including Big Data, across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud. Our software solutions include data replication, data flow management, test data management, change data capture (CDC), data connectivity, enterprise file replication (EFR), managed file transfer (MFT), data warehouse automation, and cloud data delivery. Using Attunity’s software solutions, our customers enjoy significant business benefits by enabling real-time access and availability of data and files where and when needed, across the maze of heterogeneous systems making up today’s IT environment.

Microsoft (www.microsoft.com)

Microsoft is working to bring the benefits of technology and technology skills to all. We share the ultimate aim of all stakeholders: to use technology to help improve education and learning, create opportunity, and raise living standards for people around the world. Our commitment therefore, is to the success of each educator and learner. Our mission is to help learners and educators throughout the world realize their full potential. That is why Microsoft partners with education communities around the world to deliver a relevant and effective scalable set of technologies, services and programs that focus the contributions of many on improved learning outcomes for the individual.