C-Level View :: November 8, 2006

Worth Noting

Datatel and ELM Resources Offer Secure FFELP Data Exchange

Developed and configured to work with ELM, the new product for Datatel Colleague announced November 1 will automate the loan data transfer process.

Secure FFELP Data Exchange will automate the loan data exchange process between institutions and ELM, eliminating the need to push or pull data from exchange partners. The product will increase accuracy and enhance security, say Datatel representatives.

“Datatel is very pleased to team with ELM Resources in order to serve clients better by offering an automated loan exchange tool,” said John Speer, president and COO of Datatel Inc. “Automated, secure, and error-free data exchange is exactly what colleges and universities need. We began to automate data exchange several years ago first with Pell and Direct Loan COD data exchange, then with ISIR processing more recently. The Secure FFELP Data Exchange solution provides critical functionality to truly automate nearly all data flow between an institution’s financial aid office and its data exchange partners.”

Kuali Days in Tucson November 14-15 to Reflect Progress

On the heels of an on-schedule October 25 first release of the open source Kuali Financial System and the announcement of Kuali Research Administration as its next community source development project, the Kuali Foundation is looking forward to a productive “Kuali Days” conference, the largest gathering to date for the growing community for open source administrative software solutions.

The release of Kuali Financials is a not only a major milestone to be celebrated at the conference, it’s a barometer of the state of the open source movement for administrative software in higher education. “The release of Financials makes clear the growing momentum for colleges and universities to take control of their enterprise software by pooling investments in community source projects,” said Brad Wheeler, Indiana University chief information officer and chair of the Kuali Foundation. “The model shows that we can pool our investments, execute a disciplined project, and share the benefits of these efforts as part of a sustainable open source community.” But with community sights set on eventually producing a full range of administrative software, Kuali Days will be the venue for many working and planning meetings, both strategic and technical, as the unique community sets its course for development over the next several months.

comments powered by Disqus

Campus Technology News

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.