Sorry for the late reply . . .
What considerations were taken into account during the decision, regarding your school's staff needs for doing the addition tasks - data exports, manipulation into templates for importing, yearly and with ongoing changes? Were the needs known clearly in advance?
1. We had a committee with a student, parent, alumni, and members from all 3 divisions US, MS, LS, and Admission, Advancement.
2. In brief, we focused on working with our centralized student information system, Veracross.
3. . Yes, we do have a webmaster to manage web projects as well. We also distribute the work among the different departments. The webmaster, me, sets up reminders on the calendar, then sends out reminders to the different depts. I am setting up meetings to address updated content this month and next month with the different departments. The process is on-going.
Hope that helps.
Matt and Keith,
How have the academic portals worked for your school? We are very interested to hear from others about these. The positives and challenges would be much appreciated. Feel free to contact me off this site at firstname.lastname@example.org.