Destiny Solutions Updates Non-Traditional Higher Ed Management Software
Destiny Solutions has
released a new version of its software, Destiny One, designed to help colleges and
non-traditional education programs, including professional development,
non-credit continuing education and corporate-sponsored training.
the new features of Destiny One 5.0 are:
packs that will allow schools to offer their public-facing websites in
languages, opening up their services to prospective students in other
- A new
encrypted credit card payment option that will allow registration and
staff members to accept in-person credit card payments by swiping the
rather than typing in credit card information. With the P2P encrypted
option, the credit card information remains encrypted throughout the
assuring security of the information;
new web services that expand the ability of Destiny One to communicate
third-party software applications. Among other things, it makes it
work programmatically with group or student records, enroll students in
sections or use a new automated notification service when designated
financial enhancements that can expand the ability to manage payments
refunds. For instance, administrators can now automate credit card
course drops and transfers or pay invoices using credit cards and
and specialty programs manager enhancements that allow students to use
self-service shopping cart when enrolling online.
new enhancements give schools more flexibility in the way they work and
them to continue to serve their students effectively," said Destiny
President and CEO Shaul Kuper.
Previously, Destiny One offered:
- Search engine optimization;
- A branded Web presence;
- Data mining;
- Targeted marketing campaigns;
- A dashboard that provides monitoring of degree
progression and student
goals in real time; and
- Cross-marketing of courses.
Destiny One also provides financial and
operational reporting tools such as
analysis of marketing campaigns and enrollments and profitability of
and programs. The software consolidates data across students, partners,
courses and programs.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.