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Spaulding Ridge Higher Education Solutions

Our higher education cloud experts at Spaulding Ridge can help you efficiently and effectively manage University operations and engage with the entire constituent lifecycle.


Gain transparency and optimized planning across your University

Accelerate Business Performance with Spaulding Ridge’s Higher Education Cloud Solutions

Universities and planning processes must change to keep up with a fast moving and increasingly digital world. Connect your people, data, and business plans to make decisions based on potential, not gut feelings. We offer tools that give you insight and foresight — offering a place where strategy and accountability converge.

Our Higher Education experts can help you leverage solutions to help drive change, respond, and prepare for current and future challenges facing Universities.

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Spaulding Ridge, Your Trusted Anaplan Advisory and Implementation Partner

What we do in Higher Education
  • Capital & Facilities Planning
  • Revenue Forecasting
  • Unit Contribution & Allocations
  • Deferred Maintenance Planning
  • Reporting & Analytics
  • Student Lifecycle Cost Management
  • Tuition Forecasting
  • Budget Development
  • Treasury & Debt Servicing
  • Program Expansion & Evaluation
  • Incentive (RCM) Strategy
  • Executive Dashboards
  • Enrollment Planning
  • Credit Rating & CFI
  • Commitments Management

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Anaplan Projects


Unique Clients

The Power of Anaplan + Spaulding Ridge for Universities

Success Story

North Carolina Central University​

NCCU’s budget process was cumbersome and manually executed which needed a solution that allowed for simultaneous use and updates.​ They had an incredibly tight timeline to deploy a new solution to ease the burden on both the budget office and the department/division budget officers.​

We worked with the organization to implement a zero-based budgeting solution through Anaplan to ease user adoption and the management of the budget development process.


How They Saw Success

Improved transparency & visibility

Workflow & approvals created significant time savings

Greatly reduced overhead and enabled change

Address Your Deferred Maintenance & Capital Planning Needs

Colleges and universities have faced maintenance and capital renewal challenges for years; tighter budgets, funding gaps, and other recent trends have amplified the issue.

Our solution allows for the incorporation of multiple factors to help institutions digest, prioritize, and fund decisions through analyzing and incorporating.


Combine Disparate Data Sources

Including room, section, and course, as well as building information, 3rd-party facility assessment, and links to financial models.

University Wide Alignment

Ensure alignment with university strategic goals, President/Chancellor’s priorities, campus master plans, and anticipated future programmatic needs.

Breakdown Backlogs

Breakdown Backlog into: Long-term Renewal, Non-Critical/Low Profile, Donor Funded, Near/Mid-term Needs.

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Optimize Spending

Direct spending to improve building condition metrics, FCI, FCNI, etc.

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Approval, Execution, & Connection to Financials

Connect projects to space usage types and capture incremental revenue and expenses revenue.

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Proactive Planning

Gain responsiveness to enrollment needs (current and future).

All Business Is Personal

Meet our Higher Education Experts.

Chief Strategy Officer
Senior Managing Partner
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Leveraging Reserve Reporting to Help Plan for the Future

Reserve reporting allows a University to sustainably carry out and adjust for changes in their missions and objectives. Our experience is that many institutions struggle to get their arms around their reserves; as well as determining how they are bucketed and planned to be used.

Providing clear data regarding the amount of reserves an institution has and needs is instrumental to reporting the present, as well as planning and meeting the needs of the future. For this to be completed an institution needs to consolidate their source systems to gather this information and align funds into various categories using a technology system.


Move away from spreadsheets and legacy financial systems

Reach your goals and enhance University visibility with Spaulding Ridge, a strategic Anaplan implementation partner.

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