It is certainly an exciting time to be at Ad Astra. With the addition of 24 employees in 2016, we are experiencing more growth this year than any time in our 20-year history. In addition, 2016 marks the release of Platinum Analytics Version 8. These milestones are cause to celebrate, but also turn our focus to what’s next.
In 2017, our top priority will be an enhanced user experience for Astra Schedule Version 8 featuring the same modern, streamlined user interface as the new Platinum Analytics. Additionally, we plan to debut a new set of expanded metrics designed to provide more in-depth insights to academic leaders.
Our Higher Education Scheduling Index (HESITM), which currently reports on the operational metrics from more than 185 colleges and universities, will also continue to grow as new institutions are indexed throughout the year. The key industry benchmarks captured by the HESI offer visibility into campus performance on multiple operational metrics, as well as benchmarking against industry averages from comparable institutions. Our HESI 2016 Report, outlining highlights from this database, is available here.
Lastly, I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who attended Aspire 2016, Ad Astra’s Users’ Conference, in Kansas City. As always, your feedback on how we can better meet your needs is welcomed, appreciated, and needed.
Season’s Greetings from our Ad Astra family. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year!
Founder & CEO
Ad Astra Information Systems