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Infographic: What Are Buyers Looking for in Higher Education

Infographic: What Are Buyers Looking for in Higher Education

Professionals in the higher education industry are taking initiative in 2020 to source new solutions that will cut costs and increase efficiency throughout university operations. Ahead of Shared Services for Higher Education, taking place in Seattle April 20 - 23, our team researched the current trends in higher education and highlighted the solutions decision makers are looking to source in order to reach full efficiency potential.

We compiled our findings into this brief infographic, What Are Buyers Looking for in Higher Education, which defines the top three products and services decision makers are sourcing in 2020. Access the infographic for an overview of current challenges higher education institutions are facing as well as the solutions they plan on investing in this year to optimize operations. As an added bonus, we've also included an a preview of the current attendee snapshot and access to the full Shared Services for Higher Education program.
The 5 Critical Factors to Shared Services Success in Higher Education

The 5 Critical Factors to Shared Services Success in Higher Education

What does shared services success in higher education look like?

From cost savings to increased efficiency, shared services has the potential to transform the higher education landscape in a myriad of ways. However, given the unique challenges higher ed SSO leaders face, such as increased competition over funding, acute resistance to change, and confounding levels of system complexity, how do you ensure your new SSO initiative is set up for success?

With this in mind, we at SSON partnered with 3 Shared Services for Higher Education speakers to develop a list of 5 core factors of SSO success:

  • Stakeholder Involvement
  • Talent Retention
  • Communication & Change Management
  • Technology & Process
  • Leadership & Vision

Includes insights from:

  • Lisa Sharpe, Project Director, Shared Services Operations, Office of the AVP for Finance, West Virginia University
  • Kelly Johnson, Director of Shared Services and Administration, University of Washington
  • Sarah Peri, Assistant Director of Operations & Academic Outreach Finance and Administration, Brown University