Industry News

rSmart, a leader in enterprise resource planning software for higher education, partnered with Stevens Institute of Technology to successfully upgrade and transition their Kuali Financial System to rSmart’s customized Amazon cloud services for Kuali and upgrade their Kuali Middleware and Enterprise Workflow from a traditional embedded application to a standalone Platform-as-a-Service.

4/25/2014

panOpen launched its next generation platform to support Open Educational Resources, providing a framework for educators around the world to discover, edit and share educational content. The new platform provides access to a curated set of high-quality, peer-reviewed open educational resources, making it possible for faculty to replace commercial textbooks.

4/25/2014

Qualtrics announced a 40 percent year-over-year growth in the university-wide adoption of Qualtrics Research Suite. Ideally suited for academic research, Qualtrics Research Suite is the standard survey and research platform used by universities today, including every major U.S. university and 97 of the top 100 business schools.

4/25/2014

Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A, announced that the Medical University of South Carolina has deployed advanced archiving software and large format color printing and scanning technology to deliver tangible benefits in its engineering department.

4/25/2014

College students are not embracing tablets as many experts had expected when the devices were introduced a few years ago, says a new report from Ball State University. About 29 percent of students report owning a tablet in 2014, a slight decline since 2012, said Michael Hanley, an advertising professor and director of Ball State's Institute for Mobile Media Research.

4/24/2014

Highly customizable and completely integrated with Enrollment Rx’s suite of CRM solutions, the new telecenter management tool enables institutions to create efficient calling campaigns that nurture relationships across the entire student lifecycle.

4/24/2014

Digital Payment Technologies, a provider of multi-space pay stations and enterprise software parking solutions, announced the launch of Digital IrisTM, a cloud-based data intelligence platform that provides secure and actionable real-time information to the right people at the right time. It offers insight and data visualization through key performance indicators, interactive metrics and automated reporting.

4/24/2014

Blackbaud, Inc. released its 2013 donorCentrics Annual Report on Higher Education Alumni Giving. The report looks at giving trends across 123 higher education institutions over the past three years. Findings in the report indicate that alumni donors and revenue are returning to patterns of giving prior to the Great Recession.

4/24/2014

At many institutions, potential energy efficiency projects are sidelined due to an inability to track energy and financial savings. With GRITS, institutions can manage, analyze and share data on specific projects—exceeding spreadsheet capabilities.

4/23/2014

STANLEY Security, a leading global security company specializing in advanced integrated security solutions on K-12 and higher education campuses nationwide, announces its partnership with the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals and D. Stafford & Associates to sponsor a series of seminars throughout 2014.

4/23/2014

A nonprofit located in Lincoln, Neb., Inceptia introduced their video challenge in late 2013 to promote a strong financial education among high school students. Students were charged with completing Inceptia’s online financial education program, Financial Avenue. Upon completion of the six courses and 10 mini-modules covering subjects including budgeting, credit cards, banking basics and much more.

4/23/2014

The CollegeOnTrack platform supports numerous apps. Its LaunchPad offers apps for assessment, college planning, digital portfolios and more. Now a new star will be there as well: The Parchment app. Registrars can use it to send student transcripts and letters of recommendation electronically to colleges or employers.

4/23/2014

XanEdu, Inc. and SharedBook Inc., home to AcademicPub announced the signing of an agreement to merge the two privately held companies. The deal will create the industry's only unified solution that combines best-in class technology and services across the entire custom course materials delivery spectrum.

4/22/2014

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) recently released findings from its inaugural Non-Exempt Staff in Higher Education Salary Survey. Results for this survey reflect the salaries of 177,165 non-exempt staff in 118 positions at 807 public and private colleges and universities.

4/22/2014

Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 colleges and universities nationally, has opened the application process for its annual Financial Literacy Counts Grant Program, which supports campus-based financial literacy education programs and initiatives.

4/22/2014

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