St. Francis Xavier Selects Millennium’s FAST Student Reporting
Ease of use, quick implementation, and expansive possibilities when it comes to strategic planning key to decision to adopt new software.
Victoria, B.C.— April 27, 2021 —Millennium Computer Systems, Ltd., a premier company in higher education reporting and data analytic software, announced Tuesday that St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) in Antigonish, Nova Scotia selected the FAST Student application for their student data-reporting needs.
Prior to selecting FAST Student, StFX faced a challenge common to many colleges and universities today—a lack of access to accurate and easily locatable data about enrollment and retention trends from their administrative software system. StFX selected Millennium’s agile software to improve their reporting practices, enhance their analytics, and accurately plan for current and future enrollment and course planning cycles.
StFX FAST users can now access pre-configured reports that enable quick access to the underlying data required for each employee’s specific role, as well as advanced planning and analytic tools that allow for identification of enrollment and graduation trends, course revenue information, and tracking of student advising and retention. Through its easily accessible and intuitive system, FAST users at StFX can now conduct enrollment forecast modeling as well as multi-year planning for courses in future semesters. Additionally, they have access to a trove of student data for strategic enrollment planning, retention, course planning, and creating detailed enrollment and budget forecasts.
“Millennium is excited to welcome StFX and provide the software solution they need right now,” said Peter Bruynzeel, Vice President at Millennium Computer Systems, Ltd., “Now, more than ever in higher education, it is important to not only understand the institution’s current position but to be able to plan for the future when it comes to enrollment and course planning.”
StFX selected the FAST Student Reporting Solution which provides self-service reporting for key stakeholders including Strategic Enrollment Management, the Registrar’s Office, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and even the Budget/Finance Departments. Users can monitor important aspects of student activity and data including the admissions funnel, registration trends, enrollment forecasting, course planning, retention, advising, academic history and grades, and student communication. FAST Student supports the StFX team by providing a reporting system equipped with student and staff/faculty communication tools, retention and advising management, enrollment and budget forecasting, and efficient course planning.
The StFX team is already benefiting from FAST via improved access to student information and enrollment planning tools. “We are impressed with the flexibility and capabilities of the tool, as it will provide us with a secure reporting mechanism usable across campus,” said Nikolas Craik, MIS & Technology Consulting Manager. “Additionally, the service and support from the Millennium team has been excellent.”
Established in 1853, St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) is consistently recognized as one of the best and most prestigious universities in Canada. StFX exceeds the needs of today’s undergraduates through providing the very best academic experience — outstanding teaching, exceptional hands-on research opportunities, and global exchanges — all within Canada’s most vibrant and inspiring residential campus. Here, the focus is on the academic and the personal development of every student, making community and social engagement a large part of the learning experience. Our students are academically strong and highly engaged in every aspect of life, determined to make a positive impact on the world.
Millennium Computer Systems, Ltd. Provides reporting and analytics software for higher education institutions so they can have timely access and better insights into the data in their administrative software systems. Our FAST software offers pre-configured reporting for Finance, Budget and Forecasting, Human Resources, Student, and Financial Aid, along with Decentralized Journal Vouchers, Web Requisitions, and more. Over 45+ higher education clients in three countries have selected FAST as their administrative tool of choice. Learn more at www.mcsl.com.
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Erika Veth, EdD
Client Development Specialist