Campus Apartments First to Offer Residents Ability to Pay Rent Through Facebook

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Campus Apartments, one of the nation’s largest privately held providers of student housing, announced the addition of Facebook Connect to SmartClick, the company’s online account portal for students and parents. Adding Facebook Connect provides one-click access to make payments, view tenant ledger and submit service requests for students and additional users the student designates. A one-time, less than a minute, set-up between Facebook and SmartClick accounts enables one-click access. “We want to make ourselves available effortlessly 24/7 to our residents,” said John Ailor, Senior Director of Web and Wireless Technologies at Campus Apartments. “Connecting SmartClick and Facebook makes our already unique, tightly integrated, tenant account portal even easier to use. Nearly all our residents and many of their parents are on Facebook throughout the day so this was a natural evolution of the portal,” continued Ailor. “Connecting Facebook and SmartClick eliminates the need to remember yet another username and password. Students and parents do not need to be Facebook friends to connect to SmartClick via Facebook, we wanted to eliminate that barrier, too,” Ailor concluded.

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