Symplicity releases Residence 2013 Fall update

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Symplicity, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education, today released the fall update of Residence, a comprehensive student housing management platform designed to manage and streamline all aspects of the housing management process.

New modules added to the housing system were among the most notable features in the fall update. The new Financial section allows for further configuration of the Billing module, enabling administrators to process room assignments and miscellaneous fees, as well manage invoices, including collecting payments or adjusting charges. Configuration of charge templates permits one-time set up of charges that may then be used when creating ad hoc charges.

Symplicity also released a new Guided Move-In & Move-Out module, which provides steps for students to follow before they officially check-in or out of an assignment, ensuring a streamlined move-in/move-out process.

The new Guest Tracker module provides an avenue for tracking guests within campus residential buildings. Guests may be registered by staff through the Residence interface, or by students through the Kiosk interface.

The new Occupancy Reporting tool gives administrators a preconfigured graphical report that displays detailed data breakdowns by building and term, including arrival status, gender restrictions, and occupancy and space utilization.

Other important enhancements to the system include an improved Conference Management module, advanced search functionality and several new batch options.

“We value our clients’ feedback, and with each update, we strive to make their lives a bit easier and their processes more streamlined,” said Ariel Friedler, president of Symplicity. “Our new Residence features and enhancements like occupancy reporting and guided move-in/move-out kiosks are in line with of our ongoing initiative to improve the student housing experience.”

Since the beginning of the summer, several new client schools of various sizes have implemented Residence as their student housing system, including St. Michael’s College in Vermont. “People in our office, as well as others on campus, are very excited about having the new system in place, and I know our returning students are looking forward to it as well,” said Brian Lee, associate director of residence life at St. Michael’s College.

Symplicity is thrilled to offer Residence to housing and residential life offices of varying levels of size and budget. For more information about Residence, or to schedule an online demonstration, please contact our Sales team or visit http://www.symplicity.com/residence.

About Residence

Residence is an all-inclusive cloud-based housing management platform designed for residential life staff and students to perform and manage daily housing functions. Residence offers a robust suite of tools, including roommate matching and selection, assignment and ad hoc billing management, occupancy reporting, guided move-in/move-out, conference management, guest tracking and more.

About Symplicity

Symplicity is a market leader in enterprise technology and information systems management for higher education, government, and businesses. Symplicity is committed to providing its clients with innovative solutions and services that enable them to streamline business processes, improve performance, and cultivate positive relationships with their students, customers, and communities.

Symplicity offers a comprehensive suite of products for admissions, career services, student conduct, behavioral intervention, alumni engagement, housing & residence life, and campus activities offices. Now reaching tens of millions of students worldwide, Symplicity is the leading provider of student affairs solutions in higher education.

To learn more, visit www.symplicity.com.