Sponsor Showcase

The following is an alpha listing of the sponsors for the 2017 HEDW Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Please visit their respective websites for information about the sponsor, then visit their booths as you attend the conference. An asterisk (*) indicates the sponsor will also be giving a presentation. Thank you.

Academic Analytics

Academic Analytics is a full-service provider of business intelligence solutions for higher education, supporting its clients with data and solutions drawn from nuanced analyses of national disciplines and custom peer comparisons at the institutional, department, program and individual faculty level.

The Academic Analytics database includes data on the primary areas of scholarly accomplishment represented in Ph.D. education. The database includes information on over 220,000 faculty members, associated with more than 9,700 Ph.D. programs and 11,000 departments at 405 universities in the United States and abroad. Academic Analytics data and tools can be employed across campus by administrators, librarians and faculty. All data are matched to individual scholars; the “person” is the unit of analysis.

In addition to our benchmarking products, through combining Academic Analytics data with university warehoused data, Academic Analytics has developed a customizable search environment that enables university, corporate or industry users to identify faculty experts in specific fields to further collaborative research interests, to create new multi-disciplinary research projects and to identify possible sources of federal or private funding to support those research efforts.

ASR Analytics, LLC *

ASR Analytics, LLC (ASR) is a GSA certified small business that provides analytic consulting services to clients in the public and private sectors. Founded in 2004, ASR has quickly developed a reputation for thought leadership in the business intelligence and policy research community, by helping our clients to make better decisions through the integration, validation, and analysis of their operational data. ASR’s staff includes PhD economists and statisticians, survey researchers, as well as experienced analytics programmers, BI implementation specialists, data warehouse developers, and database analysts.

ASR has leveraged these resources and capabilities to deliver outstanding results for clients across the higher education market including two year and four year as well as public and private institutions. Our practitioners have served as trusted advisors to Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Chancellors, Institutional Researchers, and Information Technology teams including South Dakota Board of Regents, Morehead State University, Western Governor’s University, Howard Community College, Oklahoma City Community College, Davidson County Community College, and many others. ASR has also led high-profile business intelligence readiness assessments for institutions embarking on the journey to a “Culture of Evidence.” We have used the results from these studies to provide evidence-based guidance for organizational improvements.

Blackboard *

Blackboard Analytics transforms the data you already have into information you can use to promote student success. Our comprehensive portfolio of educational analytics offerings, including Blackboard Intelligence and X-Ray Learning Analytics, helps institutions to optimize every step of the student journey. Our highly regarded team of experienced experts is a committed partner as colleges and universities work to see their students survive and thrive in the 21st century. For more information, please visit our website.


Founded in 1994, CTI Corporate Technologies, Inc is a specialist consultancy and integrator with a reputation for tailored, high value Data, Business Intelligence and Infrastructure solutions for large and small enterprises across many industries.

We have served the Higher Education community with data/BI expertise ranging from grant tracking, admissions optimization, donor optimization and data warehouse best practices. Our Higher Ed services also include infrastructure leadership in data center strategies (storage, backup, virtualization, cloud), customized security/SSO solutions, data masking and application retirement.


EKS&H is a nationally recognized professional services firm providing audit, tax, technology, wealth advisory, and business consulting services to public and private clients locally, nationally, and internationally. Our commitment to client service has resulted in sustained growth since we began in 1978. Working collaboratively, the best measure of our success is the success of our clients.

Currently, we have more than 100 consulting professionals and the largest number of CPAs of any firm based in the Rocky Mountain region. We have approximately 700 employees, including more than 70 partners, in five offices. We are ranked as the 40th largest U.S. firm by Accounting Today and the fifth largest in the western U.S.by INSIDE Public Accounting, and we have been named a Best Place to Work by the Denver Business Journal, the Great Place to Work® Institute, and Fortune Magazine.

HelioCampus *

HelioCampus combines data analytics, data storytelling and data science to turn institutional data into a highly effective asset. A powerful business-intelligence platform coupled with ongoing data science services from education experts, increases visibility into the connections between enrollment, student success and institutional financial data, and provides guidance on how to take action.
Built for and from higher education, the HelioCampus platform is open, extensible and accessible, making it easy to use and understand for all institutional stakeholders. By offering unique a model of technology and ongoing services, HelioCampus helps institutions augment analytics initiatives with technology, talent and time based on individual needs. As a result, partner institutions benefit from greater efficiencies in operational reporting, more time for high value analysis, and greater opportunities to use institutional data to make faster, more informed decisions.


Headquartered in Troy, Mich., with customers in more than 40 countries worldwide, iDashboards provides easy-to-use, visually-appealing and cost-effective dashboard software for clients in a wide variety of industries—including higher education, healthcare, logistics, finance, manufacturing and more. iDashboards’ customizable and flexible dashboard solutions easily integrate with multiple data sources and consolidate key performance indicators. With the help of iDashboards, clients can quickly and effectively gather, view and analyze their critical performance metrics—ultimately leading to greater insight and clarity into data as well as enhanced decision-making capabilities. For more information or a free 30-day trial, visit our website.

IData Inc. *

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 our website.

Incisive Analytics *

Incisive Analytics (IA) is a Business Intelligence consulting services firm. Our services focus on solving our client’s most challenging business analytics and information related problems. Our approach is to partner with every client, creating a unique experience to deliver results that equip our clients to make strategic decisions based on Take Action Analytics!
We provide full-lifecycle Business Intelligence solutions involving business needs discovery, tool selection, technical design, implementation and user acceptance into a ‘culture of analytics’. We leverage an industry proven methodology, advocate star schema designs, and take an unbiased agnostic approach to the application of technology.

Informatica *

Informatica is 100 percent focused on data because the world runs on data. Organizations need business solutions around data for the cloud, big data, real-time and streaming. Informatica is the world’s No. 1 provider of data management solutions, in the cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid environment. The Informatica Platform is an intelligent data platform, which includes data integration, data quality, master data management, data archiving and data security capabilities. More than 7,000 organizations around the world turn to Informatica for data solutions that power their businesses.

Lighthouse Computer Services, Inc. *

At Lighthouse Computer Services, we offer 20+ years of experience and up-to-the-minute expertise to CIOs seeking operational, strategic, and business excellence through the smart application of information technology. We embrace an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses cloud, security, infrastructure, analytics, and business productivity. Our goal is always to have maximum positive impact on each client’s IT environment and their bottom line. For more information, please visit our website.

Maverick Solutions *

Beginning in 1999, Maverick Solutions became the leading provider for Oracle-related training throughout the project lifecycle, specializing in both Project-Team Training and End-User Adoption services to help our clients maximize their investments in Oracle software. As a true end-to-end training partner to clients across the US and the globe, Maverick provides real-world, tailored training programs that help our clients reduce costs and increase organizational efficiencies.

Microsoft *

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.

Performance Architects, Inc. *

Performance Architects is a business and technology consulting company that partners with our clients to initiate and sustain significant improvements in enterprise performance. We offer technology services related to business analytics solutions, which includes business intelligence (BI), enterprise performance management (EPM) and data discovery products. We are an Oracle Platinum Partner with Specializations covering Oracle’s EPM (Hyperion), Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI), and data discovery (Big Data Discovery, Data Visualization and Endeca) solutions. For several years in a row, we were awarded the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation (Oracle Excellence) Award for Business Analytics, which recognizes customers and their partners for excellence in improving business performance with Oracle solutions.

A good performance management program spans across multiple functions in an organization, and most commonly starts in the IT, Finance and / or Strategy groups. As a result, Performance Architects offers functional services targeted at these areas.Technical and functional know-how are important, but there is no substitute for understanding an industry through hard-earned experience. Our clients need to be in front of competitive issues, regulatory changes, and advances in industry-specific technology and processes to thrive. Our consultants come to the table with years of hands-on involvement across a range of industries. For more information, please visit our web site.

Phytorion *

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.

Rittman Mead America

Hundreds of organizations from Fortune 500 to Ivy Leagues to Startups trust Rittman Mead as a source of knowledge about business intelligence, data, and analytics. What could your business do with the faster, more insightful analytics? From User Engagement to Performance Analytics, our experts have the innovative solutions to help you and your business achieve its goals.


SAS® helps you better serve your students and your institution by turning data into answers you can act on. More than 3,000 educational institutions rely on SAS’ 40 years of experience as the worldwide leader in analytics to gain the fastest insight into critical areas like student performance, enrollment, retention and institutional advancement. Our comprehensive data management supports analytical decision making so educational institutions can uncover insights that boost student achievement and improve operational effectiveness. SAS gives every member of your team the power to analyze trends in data with self-service reporting and easy-to-use data visualization capabilities. When stakeholders from across departments are given access to clean, consolidated, up-to-date information, everyone is able to effectively work toward the same strategic outcomes. No matter how big your data is or how many users need to access reports to make lightning-quick decisions, SAS is unmatched in giving educators THE POWER TO KNOW®. Learn more at sas.com/education.


Tableau helps people transform data into actionable insights. Explore with limitless visual analytics. Build dashboards and perform ad hoc analyses in just a few clicks. Share your work with anyone and make an impact on your business. From global enterprises to early-stage startups and small businesses, people everywhere use Tableau to see and understand their data.

WhereScape *

With more than 700 customers, WhereScape is the pioneer and leading provider of data-driven automation software for profiling, prototyping, developing, loading, extending and managing analytic data hubs, data warehouse, business intelligence, advanced analytic and big data environments. WhereScape’s integrated development environment eliminates complex hand coding, automates development, creates a simplified infrastructure, and helps deliver faster time to value and dramatically lower total cost of ownership. WhereScape has great success in helping higher education institutions large and small quickly develop data warehouses and advanced analytic environments with limited staffs and budgets. Bucknell University, Colorado Christian University, Cornell University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Weber State and many other colleges are using WhereScape automation software to accelerate the development, deployment, and delivery of fully documented data management solutions. To learn more, visit our website, email info@wherescape.com, or give us a call at 503-466-3979.