JCU’s technology ecosystem ballooned in recent years, leading to siloed data accessible only through a complex web of integrations. Running multiple technology systems, each with its own data management path, meant basic figures weren’t consistent across systems. Changes to a system, integration, or analysis required significant time and effort from JCU’s IT team.
JCU partnered with EAB to implement EAB's education data platform, Edify, as a comprehensive integration command center. Data communicating between systems now flows through Edify, which automates data validations and serves as the single control point for all cross-system integrations.
JCU’s IT team can easily change data definitions across systems since data is aggregated in one comprehensive model. With the time saved by Edify, they also have time to support strategic initiatives as the institution develops more sophisticated uses for data and analytics. Beyond IT, users across campus can easily access data without source system expertise and be confident in the data’s quality.
Minutes, not days
Required to defend data to campus stakeholders now that all systems use consistent data elements
Lowering the Burden of Integration Maintenance Scales IT’s Impact
JCU’s IT Team Regains Valuable Time to Work on Strategic Initiatives
Complex System Creates a Pile-Up of Time-Intensive Work
Building new integrations and making sure data feeds run correctly
Maintaining integrations that are each built with their own specs and script
Conducting global validations to ensure data remains in sync across applications
With each new integration, the maintenance burden grows
“We are setting up a consistent and repeatable integration environment where changing an integration is easy. The ability to extend the value of my team is priceless.
Chief Information Officer
Orchestrating Integrations in an Easy-to-Manage Platform
Edify lets JCU use data and technology to serve students and staff more efficiently, dramatically reducing the manual time spent on integration and validation. As JCU seeks to develop more sophisticated uses for data, Edify promotes consistency and reliability by delivering a single representation of campus data.
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