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Gartner selects DecisionDesk as a “Cool Vendor” in Report

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Lakewood, OH — (April 15, 2015) — DecisionDesk, an application and enrollment management solution provider for higher education institutions, announced today it has been selected as a “Cool Vendor” in the Gartner, Inc. April 6, 2015 report “Cool Vendors in Leveraging Data in Education, 2015” by Terri-Lynn B. Thayer and Jan-Martin Lowendahl. The report analyzes various ways technology vendors can help institutions better leverage data in education.

According to the report, “Competing in the expanding digital education ecosystem requires integration of siloed systems on campus, as well as interoperability with external providers and services. Significant opportunity exists for leveraging data to create meaningful analytics to improve student success.” “DecisionDesk helps to reduce the pain that CIOs face at their institutions by providing a quality, authoritative source of student-provided data,” said John Knific, CEO of DecisionDesk. “The data quality begins with the application process and is then distributed across the institution’s IT environment, including the CRM and SIS.”

In the report, Gartner recommends that Education CIO’s should:

Focus more on the information part of information technology, as well as seek solutions that integrate data sources, and put them at the educator’s fingertips.

Enable interoperability with external services to extend the value chain, and improve the student experience.

Leverage the value of your data by simplifying the integration of systems.

Support student success initiatives by considering solutions that leverage data about the student in a more holistic way across the education spectrum.

“We are proud to be included in the report by Gartner as we help higher education institutions achieve enrollment goals by providing an incredible admissions experience for prospective students, administration, and IT teams,” Knific said.

Disclaimer:  Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About DecisionDesk

DecisionDesk is an application and enrollment management solution that streamlines any digital admissions process through intuitive submission, review, and decisioning technology. DecisionDesk liberates statewide campus systems, undergraduate and graduate schools, and individual programs and scholarships, by providing ease of integration with transcript delivery, CRM, SIS, and other SaaS solutions. More than 100 institutions and programs partner with DecisionDesk to achieve their enrollment goals by creating an incredible admissions experience for prospective students, administration, and IT teams. Visit www.decisiondesk.com for more information.

Media Contact:
David Vegh
(888) 761-8117
david.vegh@decisiondesk.com