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Higher Education Technology

We’ll work with you and your board to prepare for accounting and auditing changes, manage risk, streamline operations, harness legacy costs, and leverage technology. We can also advise you on mergers and acquisitions, unrelated business income, and employee benefit plans as they relate to higher education institutions.

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Technology strategies for higher education

How technology can transform higher education
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Implementing an ERP system? Strengthen controls to prevent fraud
Baking in controls that properly align with your organization's needs should go hand in hand with the five phases of your ERP implementation.
Scott Eiler
Article September 01, 2017 6 min read

Enterprise risk management
Lessons for higher education

Managing risk in higher education

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Five steps to effectively manage risk
Shared understanding of the particular risks to your higher education institution and its operations is critical among campus leadership and decision makers. These five steps can help you get to consensus and create a risk management plan.
Donna Freddolino
Article June 01, 2017 3 min read
Enterprise risk management: Lessons for higher education
Vicki VanDenBerg
Article June 01, 2017 12 min read
SOC for cybersecurity
Raj Patel
Article May 31, 2017 1 min read
Cybersecurity in the cloud
Judy Wright
Podcast April 26, 2017 14 minute listen

Higher Education Technology Thought Leadership

  • Understanding & planning your cloud strategy
    The cloud is a growing topic in higher education — are you wondering how best to incorporate it into your organization? Our podcast will talk about the trends we’re seeing and what resources you might want to delegate to the technology.
    Judy Wright Alex Brown Donna Freddolino Kyle Macyda Sri Chalasani
    Podcast May 17, 2017 14 minute listen
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  • Protect your institution by managing risk
    There are ongoing threats specific to your higher education institution. Explore the world of risk management and the risk factors you should be mitigating now.
    Webinar May 07, 2015 75 min watch
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  • Cybersecurity is like a sponge: Five ways to safeguard your data
    Despite good intentions, IT infrastructure often seems more like a porous sponge than impenetrable vault. Hacks of all types are increasingly common, but these straightforward steps can help prevent them.
    Sarah Pavelek
    Article June 14, 2017 4 min read
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  • With the new revenue recognition standard, it pays to be proactive
    Will implementing the new standard require significant time and strategic thinking? Yes. But in the in the process, you could uncover solutions for improving your business model.
    Shelly Gower
    Article October 25, 2016 2 min read
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  • Don’t be a statistic: How to protect your organization against fraud
    Can you detect fraud easily? Can your employees? Listen to our podcast to learn how you can educate your employees and work to guard your organization against fraud.
    Eric Conforti Kari Shea
    Podcast March 01, 2016 4 minute listen
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  • Is your organization ready for enhanced 911?
    Multiline telephone system and private branch exchange owners and operators in Michigan have until 2019 to comply with the new rule. Now is the time to verify compliance, plan, budget, and implement any necessary changes.
    Melissa Auchter
    Article July 11, 2016 1 min read
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  • Cybersecurity in the cloud
    It’s a fact: your institution will experience a major security threat or security event. Join us as we discuss some of the key topics you should be discussing with your board. 
    Judy Wright Alex Brown Donna Freddolino Kyle Macyda Sri Chalasani
    Podcast April 26, 2017 14 minute listen
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  • Five steps to effectively manage risk
    Shared understanding of the particular risks to your higher education institution and its operations is critical among campus leadership and decision makers. These five steps can help you get to consensus and create a risk management plan.
    Donna Freddolino Jeff Wright
    Article June 01, 2017 3 min read
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  • Cloud service level agreements, metrics and management
    Our higher education experts share tips on structuring your service level agreement with cloud providers, including what metrics you need to track and best practice for ongoing management.
    Judy Wright Alex Brown Donna Freddolino Kyle Macyda Sri Chalasani
    Podcast April 25, 2017 12 minute listen
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This was not a small investment, but at the end of the day we received validation to confirm our own ideas, and also received true value-add with several of Plante Moran’s ideas that we would not have come up with on our own. What I enjoyed most about working with Plante Moran was their earnestness to understand not only the job function but the culture of our people.

Dr. Kyle Marrero President, University of West Georgia

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Operational review for large community college
Oakland Community College successfully streamlines their operations and increases operational effectiveness following review and restructuring of three departments.
Case Study April 13, 2017 3 min read
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Technology assessment for large university
University of West Georgia technology services are transformed following assessment of their Information Technology Services department’s staff, processes, and technology.
Case Study December 19, 2016 2 min read

Our Team

With our team's extensive experience, we understand your technology requirements, challenges, and goals. With more than 60 consultants who combine their expertise in technology assessment, selection, and implementation with their knowledge of higher education, we design and implement processes and solutions to help your institution thrive and position itself for the future.