Othot Releases Fall 2020 Survival Kit for Higher Ed

To help overcome pandemic-driven challenges Othot provides administrators with budget-friendly analytics solution, enrollment trends report, and meditation app.

September 15, 2020 · 
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September 15, 2020 (Pittsburgh, PA) - Othot, the leader in artificial intelligence and prescriptive analytics for higher education, announces their Fall 2020 Survival Kit to help higher education administrators overcome challenges created by the global pandemic. The kit provides much needed help to the higher education community which has been heavily impacted by recruiting challenges due to closed campuses, missed enrollment goals, and budget cuts. The kit includes:

  • Essential: This new budget-friendly AI-platform, designed by Othot’s data scientists and technologists, helps higher ed institutions better understand their students so they know why they enroll and if they will hit their enrollment goals.
  • Enrollment Trends Pulse Report: A first of its kind summary of the state of 2020 enrollment milestones which provides year over year comparisons of deposits and summer melt broken down by institution type for easy benchmarking.
  • Meditation App: A limited time promotional offer for the meditation app, Aura, to give administrators solace as they work through these unprecedented times.

"I think advanced analytics, enrollment benchmarking, and a clear mind are even more critical now for higher ed institutions because COVID-19 has added more power to the perfect storm of challenges they are facing,” said Fred Weiss, President and CEO of Othot. “Many institutions don't have the time to build their own models or invest in high-cost consulting. Essential is the cost-effective way for institutions to leverage AI to gain a deeper understanding about what’s really happening with their students.”

Othot’s Essential platform fits into existing systems and does not require complex IT resources or systems. Because higher ed institutions only need to provide a specific set of commonly used data sets, they can implement Essential in less than 30 days. The first institution to take advantage of Essential is Carroll College.

"There is an immediate benefit of having a solution like Essential,” said Dr. Chato Hazelbaker, Vice President of Enrollment Management & Marketing at Carroll College. “We have specific enrollment goals related to in-state and out-of-state students. Essential will provide a level of understanding about our students and class as a whole. We can use that information to make strategic adjustments when engaging with students and ensure we meet our goals.”

With Essential, higher ed institutions can determine the best actions to take to enroll students and how to allocate limited resources. They feel confident about their decisions because they have a deeper understanding of their students and ultimately will meet their enrollment goals.

For anyone interested in taking advantage of the Fall 2020 Survival Kit, please visit www.othot.com/fall-2020-survival-kit and you can also register here www.othot.com/webinar/essential-product-launch for a webinar introducing the Essential product on September 17 at 2 pm ET.


About Othot, Inc.

Othot is the leader in artificial intelligence and prescriptive analytics solutions for higher education institutions across the United States. Together, Othot and its partner schools focus on each institution’s specific enrollment, student success, and advancement goals. Othot’s cloud-based solution provides continuous intelligence in real time and empowers schools to engage each prospective, current, and former student with the right tactic at the right time. Othot is higher intelligence for higher education.