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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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The devil is in the data: Optimizing value in the digital age
Are you making full use of the data you collect? Here are some practical ways to gain the upper hand.
Adam Rujan
Article August 31, 2018 6 min read
The fundamentals and risks of enterprise projects
Doug Hockenbrocht
Article August 1, 2018 3 min read
Taking an enterprise approach to CRM in higher education
Ivy Anderson
Article June 7, 2018 3 min read
Education and technology: Are you making the right investments?
Judy Wright
Article November 28, 2017 4 min read

Enterprise risk management
Lessons for higher education

Managing risk in higher education

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Cybersecurity for the public sector: You've been hacked — now what?

Cyberattacks often target the public sector. This three part on-demand webinar series will help you boost your cybersecurity efforts by figuring out where to start after a data breach, determine how it happened, and how to protect your organization for the future.

Judy Wright
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Five steps to effectively manage risk
Judy Wright
Article June 1, 2017 3 min read
Enterprise risk management: Lessons for higher education
Vicki VanDenBerg
Article June 1, 2017 12 min read
SOC for cybersecurity
Raj Patel
Article May 31, 2017 1 min read

Higher Education Technology Thought Leadership

  • The fundamentals and risks of enterprise projects
    Large enterprise technology implementations can be overwhelming. With a lot of — expensive — moving pieces, implementation failures are a real risk. Here’s what to be aware of.
    Doug Hockenbrocht Craig Zampa
    Article August 1, 2018 3 min read
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  • Five benefits of cloud-based disaster recovery
    Are you prepared for an IT disaster? If you think you’re immune, think again. Here's how to get started on your disaster recovery plan and key considerations to weigh when thinking about cloud-based disaster recovery solutions.
    Judy Wright Sri Chalasani
    Article August 1, 2018 4 min read
    A picture of business colleagues discussing the five benefits of cloud-based disaster recovery
  • Taking an enterprise approach to CRM in higher education
    CRM is a key growth driver for many institutions. But few in higher education believe they’re getting the most of out of their investment. Building a CRM culture can change that.
    Ivy Anderson Judy Wright
    Article June 7, 2018 3 min read
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  • Safeguards Rule: Seven questions higher education is asking
    Higher education institutions must have the proper controls and processes in place to comply with the Safeguards Rule of the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act. Here are the top questions institutions are asking about compliance.
    Colin Taggart Ivy Anderson Sadie Mayle
    Article March 6, 2018 4 min read
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Our clients say

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.