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Leaders in Higher Education Join to Define Next-Generation Institutional Effectiveness Solution

Collaborative Roadmap Aligns the Technical Infrastructure and Improves the Availability of Relevant Data for Planning and Outcomes Assessment

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD, March 29, 2010 – Nuventive, Datatel and Microsoft today gave Datatel Users’ Group (DUG) attendees a first look at their next-generation Institutional Effectiveness solution. This solution leverages existing investments in technology and training to provide a role-based planning and outcomes assessment process within a familiar productivity and communication platform requiring minimal additional IT resources.

“We are very excited to extend our long term relationships with Nuventive and Microsoft. Together we are bringing Datatel clients powerful solutions to support Institutional Effectiveness. Our clients will not only be able to have a 360 degree view of the student but also a 360 degree view of their institution,” said Wayne Bovier, Senior Product Manager, Datatel.

Both Datatel and Nuventive have committed to the Microsoft Platform for Institutional Effectiveness (MPIE) achieved by an integration of TracDat, Nuventive’s enterprise planning and outcomes assessment software with the Datatel Portal based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. This integration allows institutions to leverage the rich data and business intelligence available through the Datatel Portal in an understandable, aligned, planning and assessment process. The Microsoft SharePoint platform provides higher education customers with an opportunity to manage content and workflow and engage individuals across their respective institutions in the ongoing process of enhancing institutional progress against defined goals and objectives.

“We are excited to have Datatel and Nuventive announce their joint commitment to the Microsoft Platform for Institutional Effectiveness,” said Sig Behrens, Microsoft General Manager, US Education. “Their nuanced understanding of the higher education market and proven ability to deliver impactful solutions helps higher education institutions achieve their goals. Our collaborative roadmap provides our shared customers with an integrated information infrastructure that unifies qualitative assessment with quantitative analytics within the familiar collaborative environment they already own and already use every day.”

This collaborative solution establishes a dynamic, data-rich environment such that everyone has a planning context in which to look at relevant data, ask questions, provide their thinking, take action and measure results, facilitating a clear path to institutional effectiveness and sustaining a culture of assessment.

“Nuventive is proud to work closely with Datatel and Microsoft to support institutions of higher education in achieving and sustaining a culture of data driven continuous improvement that results in achieving institutional goals,” said David Raney, CEO, Nuventive.

About Datatel

Datatel is a provider of innovative technology products, services, and insight to higher education. Colleges, universities, and technical schools across North America partner with Datatel to build Strategic Academic Enterprises dedicated to achieving student success. The company has focused on higher education since 1979. For more information, visitwww.datatel.com.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. For more information, visit www.microsoft.com.

About Nuventive

Nuventive is a leading provider of solutions for assessing, managing and demonstrating continuous improvement in Higher Education. Nuventive customers are institutions, faculty, administrators, students and private sector users. Institutional customers include Western Michigan University, the 14 campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Mt. San Antonio College and Providence College. Nuventive is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with distribution in North America, Europe, and Australasia. For more information, please visit www.nuventive.com or call +1.412.847.0280 or 1.877.366.8700.

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