Workflow automation solutions are extremely valuable when it comes to document processing--a major component of how schools operate

Higher education is leaning in on automation


Workflow automation solutions are extremely valuable when it comes to document processing--a major component of how schools operate

Over the last year and half, the world has undergone rigorous transformation to make technological advances due to issues stemming from COVID-19, and higher ed has been no exception. In the past, higher education has been slower to adopt new methods and solutions, but the education sector was forced to quickly adapt to these rapid changes to continue daily tasks and activities and avoid a complete standstill. Digital transformation continues to be at the forefront for colleges and universities, and ongoing advances in technology like automation are helping move the education sector to a more digital format.

Tech’s ongoing role in education

Because schools and universities have traditionally been slow tech adopters, they are now faced with new issues that have a direct–and negative–impact on education. Legacy systems are outdated, plagued by inefficient workflows, causing delays and setbacks.

Unable to compete with newer technology, these outdated systems now have higher education facilities facing compliance issues regarding the storage and verification of sensitive documents such as student records, health information, and other private information–putting data at risk. All of these issues compounded have created a rapid uptick in the adoption of workflow automation for colleges and universities.

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