MIS2000 has all sorts of built-in measurements that it keeps track of, things like which features are being used and which are not, how long uploads take, etc. One of the things I look at every month is how long web searches take. I've never been completely happy with our web searches. In some states they're almost instantaneous, but in others, a search can take several seconds, depending on circumstances. Last winter I put quite a bit of effort into optimizing the web searches and was able to get a considerable speed up across the board for all states and all student searches. I didn't work on COE searches at that time.
I've got another project on my To Do list for another major rework of how our "privilege queries" work. These are the part of the system that decides which users can see what, and they're a major source of our speed issues. But there are lots of ways to optimize and speed things up and it's definitely something we're working on.