Readers' Choice Top Products


Company ScheduleSource

This workforce management application designed for higher ed can scale to support schools of all sizes. TeamWork is cloud-based, with both desktop and mobile access. Features include an employee scheduler, shift rotation management, attendance and leave management, payroll support, and employee collaboration tools such as messaging and calendaring.

Reader Testimony: “In the past 12 months, Iowa State University has made major changes to our dining student staffing department, due to the implementation of an onboarding and scheduling program developed by ScheduleSource TeamWork. We have changed for the better to a more organized, real-time, and efficient way to continually maintain a staff of over 1,600 student workers.” —Diane Schmidt, dining student staffing office assistant manager, Iowa State University Operational Efficiencies Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

Connect CRM

Company Hobsons

The Connect CRM allows institutions to operate their entire admissions communications plan in one program. Using a mix of personalization and multichannel communication options, Connect helps admissions offices diversify their relationship management strategies through a variety of features, such as social media and email.

Internet Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

CrashPlan PROe

Company Code42

A data backup system, CrashPlan PROe has no storage limits on backups and data can be stored in a public or private cloud. Using a single dashboard console, administrators can manage data backup for any number of users. CrashPlan PROe can also be operated via a mobile app, available for any iOS, Android, Windows Phone or Kindle device.

Internet Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013


Company Edvance360

This learning management system includes a secure social network that enables colleges to build relationships with prospective and current students, and also stay connected with alumni after graduation. Easy-to-use design tools also allow instructors and curriculum designers to create lessons, manage lessons and track students’ progress throughout a course.

Reader Testimony: “Edvance360 gives us huge bang for our buck. We used to use a much more expensive product with very little support. Everything was an add-on. Edvance360 anticipates and accommodates their customers’ needs. The product runs so flawlessly I have been able to use the time (and training) we used to take on support of the other product and use it to concentrate on other IT projects.” —Valerie Stephens, CIO, Carson-Newman University, Tenn. Classroom Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

Policy Manager

Company SOA Software

SOA Software’s Policy Manager makes applying service-oriented architecture governance easy by automating critical set-up and operations tasks. Policy Manager provides comprehensive tools for all the different roles in the organization, including service developer, consumer developer, architect, business stakeholder, IT operations and security operations. It uses a role-based security model that helps protect sensitive information.

Software Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013


Company Call-Em-All

Call-Em-All’s automated messaging service allows users to automatically send voice and text messages—such as announcements or emergency alerts. Administrators can send messages to designated groups or to all contacts. Messages can be scheduled ahead of time or transmitted immediately.

Reader Testimony: “This product has enabled many programs at our college to be able to contact students more efficiently. It cuts the time to complete this task drastically, giving us the option to set a date and time for the broadcasts to be sent out, plus giving a report of how many calls were live, went to voicemail or were not answered.” —Reyna Moreno, advising specialist, West Hills College, Calif. Campus Life Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

AV Bridge

Company Vaddio

The AV Bridge integrates soft codecs, such as Skype, Cisco Jabber, Microsoft Lync, and others, into traditional AV designs. The AV Bridge provides the USB connection to its AV system for classrooms using video calls or lecture capture. The AV Bridge can support a wide variety of video and audio platforms, including HD and HDMI.

Hardware Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

E-Commerce Suite

Company TouchNet

This software helps higher ed institutions streamline business processes and protect sensitive payment data. TouchNet can work with a campus’ various payment vendors to create interfaces that secure payment processing. With the U.Commerce dashboard, business managers can get a daily snapshot of business volumes and drill-down to single transactions.

Software Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

CS6 Master Collection

Company Adobe

This design software can be used to retouch images, create 3D artwork and edit video clips, as well as create robust, engaging web and mobile sites, with support for the latest advancements in HTML5 and CSS3. Designs function on iOS, Android and other popular platforms, and can adapt to virtually all screen sizes and form factors.

Software Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013


Company Guidebook

This mobile app creates school guidebooks for current students, prospective students and faculty. Schools can customize the app and use it to post up-to-date event information, schedules, maps, news, athletic calendars and directories. Guidebook can be used on both Apple and Android devices.

Campus Life Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013