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W H AT ' S N E W Looking for higher-education and technology products and services? Start here. Edited by Ann McClure Organizational Software Opening Windows Organizations that need to reliably plan, track, and There is a new way to manage the Windows environment. manage people and projects might look into Unanet's Visual Click Software has expanded its DSRAZOR product to Professional Services Automation PSA software. It include Windows and Active Directory. This management, re- provides resource management, opportunity/project porting, and security tool will help streamline new user im- management, timesheets, expense reports, and work- ports to the system by allowing bulk additions. It can assist in force collaboration. The Integration Manager function refining helpdesk ac- facilitates the integration of the product with exter- t i v i t i e s , controlling nal systems such as QuickBooks, Oracle Financials, and and verifying access to payroll systems from ADP, Ceridian, and PayChex. The various systems, and web-based software is priced per user, ranging from maintaining regulatory $20,000 for 50 users, to $146,000 for 500 users. Read compliance for privacy all about it at policies. The technol- ogy can be modified to meet the user's need, either in-house or by Visual Click. Product support includes free one-on-one training, unlimited tech support, and upgrades. Pricing for DSRAZOR for Windows varies; the product is li- censed by the number of user objects per Windows Domain, DNS Root Domain, or Container Branch. The base retail price for 250 user objects is $2,158 and includes one year of unlim- ited technical support with the Create My Solution service, plus all product enhancements/upgrades. Special pricing for educa- Comment Crunching tional environments and single-user licenses is also available. Click on for more information. Professors spend a lot of time writing comments on student papers. Waypoint, a new web-based software program from Subjective Metrics, al- lows them to create and save standard comments Graph This and criteria, which they then select and print Tableau 2.0 is the latest version of this software that enables users from their computer. Additional comments can to explore, investigate, and analyze data using a visual interface. be added ad hoc and users can also access Rubi- Users can find data relationships, trends, patterns, and anomalies Star, a library of over 100,000 rubrics created by by dragging and dropping those data professors. The software saves the comments so a onto a visual worksheet. The software au- student's writing progress can be tracked over the tomatically performs all the queries and course of the year, or their entire college career, calculations, then displays the data in dy- and a variety of reports are available. Waypoint can namic graphs. Filters can also be applied also integrate with Blackboard Learning System as to the finished charts. Upgrades include a Blackboard Building Block to authenticate pro- increased statistical functionality and fessors and students and log them in, synchronize data mining, easier and faster database the class roster, and return feedback and grades to connectivity, and enhanced Microsoft Of- the Blackboard gradebook. Pricing ranges from an fice integration. The discounted academic individual license for $95 per year to a site license price is $499 per license, but Tableau Soft- of $2,495 per year for unlimited faculty members. ware allows individual professors and students to use the software See a demo at free for coursework purposes. Learn more at www.tableausoftware. July 2006 | 95 What'sNew706REV.indd 95 6/21/06 2:13:25 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of University Business - July 2006

College Index
Advisory Board
Company Index
Editor's Note
People Watch
Sense of Place
Stats Watcch
Human Resources
Future Shock
Money Matters
Community Colleges
Diamond in the Mudd
Higher Ed at the Crossroads
Property Values
The President Next Door
Good Medicine
The Outs (and Ins) of Facility Management
Business Technology
What's New
Calendar of Events
Direct Connect
End Note

University Business - July 2006