There are 4 broad ways Salesforce can help Educational Institutions
- Student enrolments
- Student communications
- Managing stakeholders
- Commercial research
Globally, education is becoming a highly discussed topic. Two questions are at the centre of this debate. Firstly, whether a formal college education is really a necessity. The other question is what role should private organisations play in the education sector.
Like with any healthy debate there are two sides to the argument. However, whichever side of the argument you are on, there is no denying that the goal of an educational organization (public or private, physical or digital) is to ensure the associated student achieves success.
SALESFORCE EDUCATION CLOUD FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
The Salesforce Education Cloud for Higher Education can help educational institutions do just that.
Based on our experience with our clients, here are some cool and innovative ways, Salesforce can help educational institutions run their operations successfully.
As students are becoming more aware of the choices they have, they also tend to get confused about what is the best option for them. Formal education, after all, is an investment for a lifetime. Those who have expressed interest in your institution will need to be provided personalised information which will help them make, arguably, the most important decision of their lives.
Salesforce’s functionalities of nurturing prospects allow institutions to reach out to prospective students in ways they would like to be communicated. It is easier to maintain the communication history of every student ensuring no thread is lost.
The impact of digitisation in the education sector is that students are from a wider geography than ever – either spread across through the digital platform or at one diverse physical campus. Either way, it is important that the communication across all students of different language and cultural nuances is taken care of.
With Salesforce’s multilingual capability, achieving this is very easy.
While working in silos is the bane of most organisations, this gets amplifies in education management with a large number of schools and departments spread across. Such scenarios lead to excessive paperwork and lesser innovation.
Flexible architecture provided by Salesforce enables such organisations to streamline their processes as a one-time effort. Once done, new processes can be created on top of existing ones to ensure continuous improvement.
Given the wealth of educators and data educational institutions have, it is a logical extension of your time and resources to move towards commercial research. This will not only help you access additional funding but make the institution self-sustainable.
The challenge here, however, is how to have a consistent flow of good quality paid research projects. Here, Salesforce applications can be used to innovatively engage with the commercial organizations and bodies. Platforms can be created which can showcase the strength of the researchers as well as invite entities to collaborate.
There are many other ways in which Educational institutions can benefit from Salesforce. We would love to know how you are using Salesforce in your organization.
At Techforce Services, we have partnered with educational organizations helping them get the most out of their Salesforce environment.
Contact us to discuss how we can do that for your organisation as well.