By Eric McCune

What a year this was at the Higher Ed Summit! We heard that the Higher Education Data Architecture (HEDA) will now be known as the Education Data Architecture (EDA), making way for more K-12-focused organizations and education-related nonprofits. We learned more about Gift Entry Manager (GEM)‘ s general availability, and new Salesforce Advisor Link features.  

Perhaps my favorite part of the Higher Ed Summit was being able to see Cloud for Good clients and other institutions sharing their expertise, lessons learned and creative solutions for nearly every use-case across campus. 

I was lucky enough to join Corey Snow, CRM Strategist (and overall Salesforce Superstar) from Harvard University to talk about how Academic Research Centers can transform their work with the Salesforce platform. We spoke with an engaged audience about how Ariadne Labs, Harvard Catalyst, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs are all leveraging the Salesforce platform to power up their Research & Development departments, and what some of the common threads are that tie most academic research centers together are. 

We also dove into other use-cases for research centers interested in leveraging the Salesforce platform to improve their work, and the world. If you think your institution or Academic Research Center could benefit from the power of the Salesforce platform, we’d love to hear from you. Fill out a contact us form and we’ll be in touch! 

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Eric McCune

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