Texas State University-San Marcos will implement SciQuest's suite of eProcurement solutions to aggregate its purchasing. All departments within Texas State will use the new system, which will enable buyers to shop online with preferred suppliers in electronic catalogs or "punch-out" to suppliers' Web sites in an environment similar to that found on popular e-commerce sites.
The University HealthSystem Consortium has added a price competitive index (PCI) enhancement to SpendLINK, its proprietary supply chain spend analytics tool that helps academic medical centers optimize pricing.
Self-service bill pay may soon extend to the mobile phone.
The University of Georgia will be launching Secure Vault Payments (SVP) as a new tuition payment option. SVP is a service developed by NACHA, the non-profit electronics payments association that oversees the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network, one of the largest electronic payment networks in the world.
The Medical University of South Carolina will be replacing its legacy revenue management systems with Horizon Enterprise Revenue Management from McKesson.
Blackboard and Acxiom have teamed up to authenticate the identities of distance learning students. Acxiom will make its Risk Identification Suite, prevalent in authenticating online banking transactions, available to Blackboard clients to verify the identity of distance learning students.
Savvy colleges and universities are turning to outsourced-- or hosted-- solutions to augment eCommerce revenue streams and provide new benefits, too.
Blackboard announced a number of colleges and universities that have recently decided to deploy its campus commerce and security management platform, among them Endicott College in Beverly, MA; Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO; and Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA.
Bradford Networks has announced three new software security appliances focused on identity management. The new products--User Visibility and Control (UVC), Device Profile and Control (DPC), and Behavior Monitoring and Control (BMC)--are subsets of Bradford's NAC Director and Campus Manager.
When a server belonging to a campus vendor is hacked, what are the overall implications for the institution? At the University of Houston, the experience led to the adoption of more stringent controls of its computer systems, including annual network audits and other best practices.
Opinions are mixed on what the new Payment Card Industry (PCI) DSS 1.2 standard will mean for security pros going forward. However, the mandate is clear: protect data.
Microsoft has released a white paper on identity theft with the aim of starting a "vendor-neutral" discussion on the use of "information cards" as an Internet security solution.
A new payment card industry (PCI) standard for Web application firewalls and source code went into effect July 1. PCI Industry Data Security standard 6.6 gives merchants a framework to ensure that the point-of-sale information uploaded into browser-based applications is sound from "top to bottom," the organization's literature said.
Custom House, a foreign exchange and international payments company, has launched a new international service to help universities and colleges accept payment from international students.
Blackboard reported that several colleges and universities in the United States have selected software from its Commerce Suite to address campus commerce and security management. The company said that most of the schools have implemented the Transaction System, which administers online, real-time campus commerce, meal plans, vending, and facility access control through a campus one-card.