SmartPanda announces the new PeopleSoft Insight Maker
Available now for Campus Solutions 9.0 and 9.2
It’s never been more important for colleges and universities to understand themselves and their students – the appetite for data is unquenchable, in order to identify trends, patterns, successes and trouble spots.
And yet, for many education leaders, getting the data you need quickly is a challenge. You are caught between two issues:
- Either you have to be technical enough to go into the PS Query Tool and build your own Queries
- Or you have to rely on a team of institutional research analysts and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars building data warehouses
The Insight Maker provides you with an inexpensive, middle-ground, point-and-click, visual tool for immediate exploration of your data with no technical knowledge.
Let’s say that again – Inexpensive, Point-and-click, Visual, Immediate, with No Technical knowledge needed.
The Insight Maker is a pure Bolt On application – it touches no delivered code.
Insight Maker is special because of three unique features
- We give you prepackaged Campus Solutions datasets
Instead of digging through hundreds of tables and fields to find what you need, we provide you with pre-selected datasets already populated with the information most commonly used in strategic reporting.
But you are not limited to our datasets – the Insight Maker is extensible so that your school can deploy the datasets that you value.
2. Cruise through your data with a super-intuitive interface
We know you want the shortest pathway to your results, so we’ve reduced the interface to One Page, and only a handful of selections. Tell Insight Maker what data you want and in only a few clicks you get 3 Outputs:
- You get Your PeopleSoft Query named by you and containing the data you selected
- You get Your PeopleSoft Pivot Grid showing you your data visually (Bar Charts, Pie Charts, Line Charts etc.)
- Your Query and Pivot Grid include Drilling URLs – so you can click through from the chart to the actual PeopleSoft page where the student data lives.
Click here to read an example of accessing data using Insight Maker.
3. We’ve built Insight Maker using Delivered Query and Pivot Grid
Because we’re using delivered tools, after Insight Maker creates your report, you take full ownership of it. You or your analysts to go into the Query or Pivot Grid and add records, add fields, add prompts and criteria, etc. Insight Maker has given you the jumpstart and you can take it from there!
The Insight Maker is appropriate for institutions at all stages
- You have been on PeopleSoft for many years but you still have unmet appetite for data
- You are a new CS campus and you haven’t had time or money yet to build out an advanced reporting warehouse
- You are new on 9.2 or preparing for a 9.2 Upgrade and want to deep dive into your data to ensure quality and accuracy
Insight Maker is Growing
Insight Maker is not a static product. As we learn from our customers and from experienced consultants, we continually add more features and datasets, expanding the tool’s comprehensiveness and flexibility.
License Insight Maker under an annual contract and you will automatically inherit all new datasets. Your license also comes with SmartPanda support:
- We answer your questions about the tool
- We advise you in tailoring the datasets for your institution
- You gain access to best practices to understand your data!