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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the leading technical universities in the US, offering more than 90 undergraduate degree programs to nearly 17,000 students from every state and more than 95 countries.

“We're becoming myth busters. Informatica provides timely, accurate information we need to spot trends, improve the quality of our academic learning, and reduce attrition.”

— Kim Sowers, Director of Application Development, Rochester Institute of Technology

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Business Need

Support academic business intelligence.

Optimize operational efficiency.

Reduce time required to access and report on data: reports took up to five weeks to produce and distribute.

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Challenges

Understand more about the academic aspect of operations, including admissions information of the nearly 17,000 enrolled students, and persistence reporting.

Provide information on activities to support state and federally mandated academic reporting.

Data resided in disparate and closed technology systems—the result of years of one-off, hand-coded data interfaces.

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Solutions & Results

Facilitated reporting on critical issues such as enrollment, retention and student housing.

Shortened reporting time from up to five weeks to same-day reporting.

Eliminated need for custom data access programs.

Improved data accuracy.

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Technologies Used

Informatica PowerCenter Advanced Edition

Standardizes data integration at an enterprise level, across numerous projects and departments.

Informatica PowerExchange for ADABAS Change Data Capture

Captures changes in ADABAS environment as they occur, enabling your IT organization to deliver up-to-the-minute data to the business.

Informatica PowerExchange for ODBC

Access mission-critical data and deliver it throughout the enterprise wherever it’s needed, on any schedule.

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