Colleges and universities are feeling pressure to meet performance expectations while overall student affordability is decreasing budgets and headcount. AArete brings innovative solutions to these complex issues built upon higher education best practices, technology optimization, analytics, and change management to create a clear understanding of expected business outcomes and measurement of achieved success to numerous areas within universities.
By providing real-time, data-backed recommendations, we enable you to operate more efficiently upon transforming tasks, responsibilities, and skill sets while also managing the implementation of our recommendations through a thoughtful change management process customized for your university’s unique environment.
Featured Administrative Transformation Services
We begin by analyzing various revenue streams and expenses to ensure your institution is operating at maximum margin. We have a set of over 200 hypotheses to understand opportunities with your current operations, then deep dive into detailed business cases for those with the best return to ensure funds are best utilized. We lead implementation for approved opportunities through leadership and hands-on support.
Administrative Shared Services
We develop a shared services administrative model that aligns processes, organization and people with best practices and provide implementation support in all aspects of change management, organizational design, training, communications, process change, etc. Functions that are assessed during this implementation include Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, and IT.
Data Management, Engineering, & Reporting
Our team of data engineers are specialists in automating data capture, aggregation, consolidation, and integration to eliminate time consuming manual reporting efforts. Through a proven “business value” approach, we quantify data quality to meet KPI reporting that drive efficiencies, supporting management and implementation activities including benchmarking to peers to understand where you are within the marketplace.
We work closely with your governing body and senior leaders to develop an overall strategic vision and plan that allows you to accomplish your education, research, and service mission.
We assess use and/or planned use of technology across administrative processes (ERP, workorder, bots, contract management, sustainability, supplier diversification and resiliency, etc.) and assign quantitative financial and operational value to best practice gaps based on operational goals and user efficiency.
Our Administrative Transformation experts can help your academic institution increase efficiency and reduce costs. Talk to us today.
Our Administrative Transformation Experts
John has over 30+ years of cross–industry consulting and operations improvement experience. He continues to provide profit improvement services to a range of companies including higher education, healthcare providers, healthcare payers, technology, retail, and other. His work includes strategic profitability improvement, revenue cycle improvements, gross margin improvements, process redesign, and technology implementation services. John has a particular focus on organizational change management supporting his clients in developing strategies for advancing their business to meet new business and regulatory challenges. He is a known innovator and driver of change that produces results by communicating to all levels of the organization. John has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from Pace University, is a member of HFMA and is a published author in Managed Healthcare Executive, CFO and Financial Executives.
Tyler has robust experience leading multi-year sourcing initiatives within Higher Education, Retail, Consumer Products, Transportation and Energy, achieving over $250M in strategic profitability improvement. He has over 10 years of sourcing experience and developing strategic solutions regarding innovation, automation, process improvements, and strategic programs integral in generating substantial strategic profitability improvement. He has completed projects in a multitude of sourcing categories including temporary labor, most facilities (material and services) areas, IT hardware and software, scientific supplies, supply chain/transportation, outsourcing and human resource benefits. Tyler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a published author in Internet Retailer.