OpenText Higher Education Solutions: Business Goals
Universities and other institutions of higher learning strongly defend the principles of academic freedom and independence. They typically maintain complex governance and administrative models that support considerable independence of units and demand the development of consensus in reaching decisions. At the same time, they are dependent on, and compete, for financial support from governments and a wide range of corporate, charitable and individual donors, to support their teaching, research and study activities. Educational institutions are also governed by increasing complex and intrusive regulations.
While these characteristics of educational institutions are unique in comparison to other organizations, many operational imperatives such as efficiency, competitiveness, productivity, visibility and compliance are the same, and importantly, can be supported by adaptations of Enterprise Content Management systems (ECM).