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U Texas at Dallas To Streamline Business Processes with E-Procurement

The University of Texas at Dallas has joined nine other institutions in the University of Texas system by announcing it will deploy a suite of procurement-related applications from SciQuest.

Infinite Campus Partners with Vanco Services for Payment Processing

Starting this summer, Infinite Campus, which sells a multitude of applications for K-12 administration, will be adding electronic payment processing to its online registration program through an alliance with Vanco Services. Vanco is a Payment Card Industry (PCI) service provider that offers electronic payment processing for recurring and one-time transactions.

eProcurement: Think Globally, Spend Locally

Higher education institutions are realizing the benefits of “buying local”—colleges and universities can use eProcurement applications in support of local vendors and economic inclusion, and to spur development in their region.

Blackboard Updates Transact Commerce App for Compliance with PCI Standards

Blackboard has released version 3.5 of Blackboard Transact, a set of applications that provides commerce and security management for campuses.

Heartland Integrates Campus OneCard with Family Alert Service

Heartland Payment Systems' Campus Solutions division is integrating its Campus OneCard with Alert Notification. The latter, a nationwide emergency notification membership service, provides a 24-hour-a-day call center to alert family or significant others when an accident or medical emergency occurs.

Heartland Launches SaaS for Career College Management

Heartland Payment Systems has launched a new service that handles financial, admissions, and education management, as well as financial aid payments for career colleges.

Texas State San Marcos Selects SciQuest eProcurement

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.

University HealthSystem Consortium Adds Price Comparison to Spend Analytics Tool

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.

ePay Anywhere

Self-service bill pay may soon extend to the mobile phone.

U Georgia Launches Secure Vault Payment Service

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.

Medical University of South Carolina to Revamp Revenue Management System

The Medical University of South Carolina will be replacing its legacy revenue management systems with Horizon Enterprise Revenue Management from McKesson.

Blackboard Teams with Acxiom To Deliver Student Identity Verification

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.

Out Is In

Savvy colleges and universities are turning to outsourced-- or hosted-- solutions to augment eCommerce revenue streams and provide new benefits, too.

Blackboard Campus Safety and Commerce Apps Gaining Education Customers

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 Announces New Identity Management Security Appliances

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.

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