November 30, 2009

eThority And Edu1World Partner To Create Higher Education Profile Data Explorer


Partnership Gives Higher Ed Unparalleled Access to Institution Technology Profiles

Charleston, SC, November 30, 2009 – eThority, a business intelligence company serving the higher education, healthcare and human capital management industries, announced today a strategic alliance with edu1world, a Web 2.0 resource and expert network for the higher education technology community. Through this alliance, they have developed "edu1world Data Explorer," by applying eThority's user-friendly "front end" to edu1world research data. This new application enables edu1world members from higher education institutions worldwide to access, analyze, explore and create in-depth reports from edu1world's proprietary database containing technology profile data on more than 4,600 institutions. This technology enables higher education institutions to gain insight into which technology vendors and products their peer institutions are using.

edu1world Data Explorer is made possible through edu1world's implementation of eThority Enterprise Edition. eThority Enterprise is designed to bring powerful, easy-to-use data interaction, reporting and analytics tools to higher education users of all technical skill levels. eThority's "user-obvious" interface will provide an unparalleled data discovery experience for the edu1world community, allowing them to access data relevant to their individualized business needs and take data visualization and information insight to a whole new level – all without the need for advanced technical competency.

The database tracks information for over 80 data fields and lists more than 23,000 technology products and vendors. Technology data profiles include demographic and financial information plus listings of the various administrative systems in use on each campus. Key data fields include systems for Alumni Relations, Business Intelligence, Content Management, CRM, Database Platform, Degree Audit, E-Commerce, Facilities Management, Financial Management, Grants Management, Housing Management, Human Resources, Learning Management, Library Management, Mass Notification Alert, Performance Management, Portal, Procurement, Reporting (SEVIS), Room Scheduling, Student Information, and Supply Chain. In addition to Technology Profile data on 4,600 institutions, Basic Profile data is available on over 7,000 additional institutions globally including for-profit and adult education programs.

edu1world Data Explorer, powered by eThority Enterprise Edition, will enable higher education decision makers to instantly identify institutions that can contribute product references or experiences, share lessons learned and best practices, and provide peer support during implementation. The new tool will be fully integrated into

edu1world General Manager Liz Dietz commented: "This is the fulfillment of what we set out to do when we embarked on the edu1world journey. Our alliance with eThority accomplishes two things: It facilitates information sharing regarding technology decisions, and it drives transparency with regards to technology purchases. Instead of relying on vendor case studies and vendor references, you can find your own peer references. Ultimately, it saves decision makers time and helps them to make informed technology choices."

The project also fulfills on eThority's mission: "To allow organizations to publish strategic information to all users, in a secure and compliant way." According to eThority Executive Chairman Lou Pugliese, "eThority is pleased to partner with edu1world in becoming the front door to a vast repository of exclusive industry information for institutions and industry vendors worldwide."

For additional information please contact Vicki Tambellini at edu1world or Mikell Lewis at eThority.

About eThority

Founded in 1992, eThority is the provider of the world's only "user-obvious" enterprise performance and productivity software. eThority's technology empowers end users and offers the technologist an easily maintainable and highly scalable solution. In addition to eThority Enterprise, the company's flagship business analytics and reporting platform, eThority offers eXtensions: industry-specific modules designed to fill critical gaps in existing systems. Organizations choose eThority Enterprise because it provides real time end-user interaction with data in a secure, state-of-the-art platform. eThority's solutions are in use around the globe at major research universities and leading corporations. For more information, please visit

About edu1world
edu1world LLC is a Web 2.0 resource and expert network exclusively for higher education CIO's, professionals, faculty, associations, and vendors who develop, support and work with technology solutions. It is a community where members from around the world share lessons learned, research best practices and vendor solutions, learn about technology trends, and access the expert content they need to succeed. The edu1world mission is to deliver a state of the art web 2.0 SaaS application that builds transparency between technology vendors and educational institutions and unites the vendor community with the education industry for the benefit of all.
edu1world is a project of The Tambellini Group, a consultancy providing trusted market insights through innovative tools, high-quality research and industry expertise that minimizes the risks associated with technology purchase decisions, improves vendor-customer relationships, and enables breakthrough results for decision makers who work in or serve the education, government and not-for-profit markets. The Tambellini Group, founded and led by Vicki Tambellini, is headquartered in Irvington, Virginia


Mikell Lewis
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Vicki Tambellini
CEO edu1world LLC (804) 438-9393