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Edify Accelerators: Custom Dashboards for Your Campus

Customized workspaces designed to help answer your institution's most pressing questions

Edify Accelerators are templatized workspaces with custom dashboards of flexible multi-source analytics focused on solving specific business challenges. This page provides information on different accelerators.

Edify is EAB’s education data and analytics solution built for higher education. With Edify, institutions can bring their disparate data together and empower individuals across campus with data insights. In addition to the technology, Edify partners can expand their team’s capacity using professional service hours which leverage EAB’s skills and expertise, like data science and data engineering.

Edify also contains a library of prebuilt Accelerators, which are templatized workspaces containing custom dashboards comprised of flexible multi-source analytics. Accelerators are designed to help leaders answer a common set of institutional questions. The dashboards include templatized reports, metrics, and key performance indicators (KPIs) based on EAB research and experience with hundreds of institutions so that partners need not start from scratch.

Every Accelerator includes several features that allow for customization and easy use. Examples:

  • Drag-and-drop Analytics Explorer: Change data visuals, add metrics, perform actions on metrics (e.g., sum, average), rename metrics, and create edits in a drag-and-drop space. Note that the data available in the Analytics Explorer is curated data specific to the workspace and does not represent all of the available data through Edify.
  • Dashboard building and sharing: Create new custom dashboards by building new insights or using saved insights from the Analytic Explorer, adding filters, and editing descriptions, then name and share the dashboard.
  • Email scheduling: Select the email frequency and recipients for dashboard delivery via PDF or Excel documents.
  • Automated data refreshes: Schedule data to be refreshed to your Accelerator so that it is always up-to-date.

This page describes the available Accelerators and the list will continue to grow. Click on each accordion below to learn more about an Accelerator and how it can support your institution’s data needs. Don’t see an Accelerator that addresses your top-of-mind questions? With Edify, you can work with EAB to create custom dashboards even if there isn’t a templatized workspace. Contact your Edify Strategic Leader or [email protected] for more information.



Advancement plays a critical part in sustaining and growing institutional revenue. The Advancement Accelerator houses advancement-related data, enabling leaders to identify opportunities to reach more prospects, retain current donors, and expand their advancement efforts to inform their strategy.

  • Example data sources: SIS, advancement CRM, EMSI, career services data
  • Example dashboards: overall giving, cohort population exploration, map views, donor data exploration
  • Example users: advancement, development, alumni relations, marketing and communications, finance and administration

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Course Planning Optimization

Course and section planning can be a time-consuming and intricate process. The Course Planning Optimization Accelerator is designed to empower course planners and administrators with granular insights to inform their strategy, aligning offerings with course demand to maximize instructional resource use and help students graduate on time.

  • Example data sources: SIS, HR
  • Example dashboards: executive summary, registration analysis, course analysis
  • Example users: provost, college deans, department chairs, program leads, registrar

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Course Success Equity

The Course Success Equity Accelerator is designed to help leaders identify equity gaps in course outcomes. The data enables users to understand if items like course modality or LMS engagement correlate with improved success outcomes and uncover where academic challenges are most acute for students.

  • Example data sources: SIS, student success CRM, LMS
  • Example dashboards: student overview, student attributes, student behavior, instructor overview
  • Example users: student success, student services, academic affairs, advisors

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Financial Barriers Identifier

Many students face financial barriers to student success, but there are unique barriers that may disproportionately affect specific student populations. The Financial Barriers Identifier Accelerator is designed to empower student success practitioners with relevant data to identify and investigate financial barriers that may affect success outcomes. The dashboards focus on distinct groups among the student population with whom practitioners can then conduct interventions to remove specific barriers.

  • Example data sources: SIS, finance ERP, enrollment and retention CRMs, National Student Clearinghouse
  • Example dashboards: admitted, enrolled, stopped out, near max credits
  • Example users: financial aid, academic advisors, enrollment management

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Financial Sustainability

Institutions gather financial data from multiple sources and can easily miss the full picture without an adequate means to bring the data together and create a source of truth. The Financial Sustainability Accelerator allows users to see the full picture, enabling leaders to narrow in on departmental and college costs to identify insights across campus, prioritize areas of focus, and identify cost-saving opportunities.

  • Example data sources: SIS, finance ERP, HR systems, student success CRM
  • Example dashboards: overview, institutional costs, college costs, department costs
  • Example data users: finance and administration, enrollment management, academic affairs, institutional research and effectiveness

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IPEDS Reporting Automation

Institutions receive a variety of state and federal funding based on performance according to data reported to Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The process to operationalize that data can be incredibly time-consuming and requires data collection across multiple offices and sources. This accelerator not only prepares the data that will be used in IPEDS submission but also allows partners to identify trends and potential ROI opportunities that align with their IPEDS reporting data.

  • Example data sources: Excel, CSV, admissions CRM, finance, HR system
  • Example dashboards: 12-month enrollment, admissions, completions, graduation rates, outcome measures
  • Example data users: institutional research and effectiveness

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LMS-Predicted Course Success

Early insights into student course success enable leaders to proactively deploy and organize support resources. The LMS-Predicted Course Success Accelerator empowers academic deans and department chairs with data to identify student support needs, trends, and more to inform conversations with academic advisors and faculty.

  • Example data sources: SIS, LMS
  • Example dashboards: course success predictive model, student profile
  • Example data users: academic deans and department chairs; inform their conversations with academic advisors and faculty

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LMS Utilization

With the rise in hybrid and digital-first interactions, institutions have had to rely heavily on online learning technologies, such as Learning Management Systems (LMS). The LMS Utilization Accelerator is comprised of data to help decision-makers improve student success outcomes and remove barriers to successful LMS usage.

  • Example data sources: LMS, SIS
  • Example dashboards: LMS utilization overview, course section analysis, department profile, instructor profile, student profile, student outcomes
  • Example data users: IT and LMS administrators, digital learning leads, student success, deans, department chairs

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Strategic Enrollment Management

Student enrollment is practically everyone’s job at an institution. Various individuals from across campus contribute to enrollment numbers—from setting the strategy to managing academic programs, and more. The Strategic Enrollment Management Accelerator is designed to help your enrollment team elevate key data across stakeholder groups. Whether for a cabinet meeting or for daily status updates, the data is validated and curated into useful insights in one place.

  • Example data sources: SIS, finance ERP, enrollment CRM, student success CRM, National Student Clearinghouse
  • Example dashboards: enrollment trends, market expansion, class outcomes
  • Example data users: enrollment management, registrar, student success, institutional research and effectiveness, academic affairs

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Success and Retention Opportunities

Student success is the top priority across higher education institutions of all types. The Success and Retention Opportunities Accelerator empowers users with student success analytics to improve student success outcomes through interventions, policy changes, and other initiatives. The data can also be used to support funding and grant requests.

  • Example data sources: SIS, retention CRM, National Student Clearinghouse
  • Example dashboards: student success outcomes, re-enrollment opportunities
  • Example users: student success, enrollment management, institutional research and effectiveness

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Transfer Equity

The Transfer Success Equity Accelerator is designed to help two-year student success leaders understand where and why students are transferring, identify other institutions with whom they can partner for better cross-institutional pathways, and diagnose if students are experiencing “successful” transfers to four-year institutions. Users can look at the data at different levels and attributes, identifying which groups of students are transferring and surfacing equity gaps.

  • Example data sources: SIS, retention CRM or survey tool, National Student Clearinghouse
  • Example dashboards: transfers out overview, transfers out institutions, transfers out by program, transfers out by student population
  • Example users: transfer advisors, transfer admissions, academic advisors, enrollment management, student success, academic affairs

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Discover the impact of Edify Accelerators

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) partnered with Edify to elevate data management and transparency on campus. Edify has been transformative, allowing the institution to unify disparate data and access actionable dashboards for specific business needs—and the EAB team provides ongoing support, expertise, and guidance every step of the way.

Hear from CCAC’s Interim President, Mary Lou Kennedy, as she shares the impact of this partnership so far—including the Strategic Enrollment Management and Success and Retention Opportunities Accelerators—and what’s next for her campus.