Managing Change in the Higher Education Sector

Higher education institutions are turning to software to help them deal with financial, organizational, and regulatory change. TEC surveyed higher education professionals to find out whether their software systems were able to address their most pressing challenges. We also assessed a vendor that emphasizes the change management capabilities of its software—UNIT4—to determine how well it supports change management challenges. Download this report for full results and analysis.

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