Entities are used by Enrollment Manager to organize and manage your data. Each entity is defined by a set of attributes and each attribute represents a particular type of data element. Conceptually, an entity is comparable to a database table with the entity attributes corresponding to the columns in the table. When you create a new record within an entity (e.g., a Person) it’s like adding a new row to a database table.
Entities interact with each other in a “relational” manner to support a wide range of business, communication and analytic capabilities. The types of relationships that can exist between entities are one-to-many, many-to-one, many-to-many, and self-referential. In the one-to-many and many-to-one relationships, some actions on the parent entity record affect the child entity records.
Entities used by Enrollment Manager are divided into three categories: system, business, and custom. System entities are used to handle all internal processes, such as workflows and asynchronous jobs. Business entities represent ways of organizing data for use by staff members on a daily basis. Examples of business entities include the Person record, the Opportunity record and the Organization record. Custom entities complement the standard business entities by addressing functions and capabilities inherent to the enrollment management process. Examples of custom entities include the Person Organization Record, Application Requirements, Travel Events, Scores, and Awards.
The primary entities that you will interact with are attached below. Links to many of these are provided in the menu above. You can click on any of the links to learn more about the specific data associated with the entity and how it is being used by Enrollment Manager.