Finding the Right Tools to Solve Your Biggest Challenges
We’ll help you find the right applications and tools you need for your school to succeed.
Move your projects forward with technology consulting.
Colleges and universities come to us to help solve business problems. We are a consulting company at heart.
Our clients include universities, ed-tech, and online program management companies (OPMs), who need help solving a pain point in their business. A few examples can include finding the best technology for enrollment management or career services, or online application.
Were you tasked with moving your digital transformation journey forward? Your team might be stretched, so you’re looking for the right technology solution for your department.
Our team can help take a weight off of your back by evaluating technology and solutions providers for you and suggesting new solutions your team may not be aware of.
Evaluating technology can be a lengthy and complex process — which is why you need expert help. We work to understand your technology goals and needs and then find which vendor(s) is the right choice for your organization.
We help schools find partners or solutions, including:
- OPM partner
- Contact center
- Curriculum resources and technology
- Career services technology
Why Projects Fail:
Projects fail because of a lack of planning and management participation, underestimating resources, failing to manage user expectations, too much customization and tweaking at the end of the project, and insufficient testing, to name a few.
According to reports, 25 percent of technology projects fail outright; 20 to 25 percent don’t show any return on investment; and as much as 50 percent need massive reworking by the time they’re finished.
While we’re a boutique agency, we deliver big results for universities and colleges. Our roots are in higher education lead generation and enrollment optimization with initiative strategies to improve yield. We work with private small universities up to Tier 1 large state university systems, and everything in between.
We are a group of innovators rooted in the complexities of education. We know your jargon; we know how challenging the education space can be.
Our Tech Consulting Services
Our consulting will be anchored to your business problem and/or opportunity. Each consulting project will have different goals and outcomes. Consulting projects can include:
- Evaluating text messaging, email systems, website chat solutions.
- Determining the list of competitors to evaluate.
- Evaluating a new technology and comparing it to a set of competitors to find you the right solution.
- Attending demos, vetting out integration requirements, and poking holes in vendor feature sets.
- Evaluating vendors against the unique needs of your business, ranking the software requirements, and providing you with recommendations.
- Cross-referencing information and feature sets, determining shortlists, and identifying inefficiencies or shortcomings.
- Researching applications for using new technology.
- Determining your ROI from the new technology.
- Building and refining a list of requirements for RFP or writing your RFP if needed.
- Investigating if you have an onboarding, training, and retraining process set up for this new technology across your departments and silos.
If this process is not done well, it can be riddled with bias and risk. We are an impartial third-party group evaluating each solution to find the best one for your organization. Our goal is to find a technology that meets your needs now and into the future.
Our Approach to Technology Evaluation Consulting
The EEC Difference
Over the past 20 years, we’ve done countless qualitative studies, technology evaluations, and set up usability and user-testing for schools. Over that time, we’ve amassed a unique set of skills and perspectives on students and technology.
This is why our consulting clients have been coming back to us for the past 10 years and are constantly referring other schools to us.
We’re a full-service agency and we work to own your journey, always looking for ways to drive more qualified students into your enrollment funnel. We stay true to your through-line in everything we do, optimizing your entire enrollment process, revamping your marketing efforts, and reducing areas of friction to give you more loyal students who will want to refer their friends.
We’re more than an agency — we’re your Growth Partner.
We are a group of innovators rooted in the complexities of education — we know your jargon, and we know how challenging the education space can be. And we consider ourselves your growth partner.
While we’re a boutique agency, we deliver big results for universities and colleges. Our roots are in higher education lead generation and enrollment optimization with initiative strategies to improve yield. Our work has ranged from small private universities up to Tier 1 large state university systems — and everything in between.
Our Process for Ed Tech Evaluations
Define Your Objectives
Strategic session to determine what decisions you are trying to make, what you need the technology to do, how the technology or service will work across teams and silos, so we can align our research to answer your business decisions.
Prepare Research Design
Custom Strategic Roadmap
Collect and Analyze Data
Strategic session to review our insights and recommendations.
Execute Recommendations to Accelerate Growth
How is your Tech Stack contributing to your school’s growth?
Schedule a brief discovery call to receive a complementary consultation for your school.