MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Christian colleges and universities often have enormous technology needs that are often underappreciated. With undergraduate and graduate student registrations, numerous fundraisers and campus events, donor management needs, and room scheduling and calendaring requirements that go beyond the scope of what simple office software suites can accomplish, ServiceU (http://www.ServiceU.com) can help "tame the monster" of school management with its EventU and TransactU web-based software solutions.
"Up until using EventU, all events, classes, meetings were coordinated via e-mail and phone calls on paper, Outlook calendar, or someone's BlackBerry," admits Jim Avery, Associate Vice President and CIO of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. "Fast forward to today, all administrative assistants and program coordinators on our four campuses have been trained in EventU and can submit requests for space, have it flow to the resource coordinator who approves, and boom, it's done and on the calendar. Our webmaster takes departmental public events and pushes those to our forward-facing website while other calendar events stay published only to departmental intranet sites."
"Overall, the pick-up has been deep visibility into the University's resources, coordination of events among different support units, elimination of multiple phone calls and e-mails to reserve a space, and increased efficiency overall," Avery adds.
Rowan McLeod at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas also struggled with school management issues until they implemented TransactU by ServiceU. Now, the institution is able to offer online event registrations for countless dinners, council meetings, and workshops in addition to graduate school registration and customized online fundraising.
"Because all our online donations, many of our registration, and most of our fundraising sales projects are handled through ServiceU, our report and reconciliation process has been simplified," comments McLeod. "One of the main benefits of TransactU is that we are able to create and launch customized websites in about an hour. The provided transaction reporting tools are very user-friendly and customizable with several handy options, such as emailing reports each day or month."
ServiceU recently joined the Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges (ABACC) (http://www.myabacc.org) in order to work more closely with Christian colleges and universities to provide them with cloud-based school administrative tools.
"Colleges and universities rely on software to effectively manage their organizations and keep them running smoothly," remarks Bruce Hoeker, Executive Director of ABACC. "We are excited that ServiceU has joined and will continue to offer valuable management tools to schools all over the country. Christian colleges need to know that they can effectively manage their institutions seamlessly across multiple campuses through online room scheduling and other technology tools that make school management simplified."
For more information on how ServiceU can help your Christian college or university, please visit http://www.ServiceU.com or call 866.709.7238.
About ServiceU Corporation
Since 1999, ServiceU Corporation has been the trusted solution for providing software that helps churches, schools and nonprofits simplify and automate administrative processes by moving them online. ServiceU's core product line includes: EventU™ for event, resource, and facility management through web-based calendar scheduling software; EventU Green™ is an add-on to EventU that automates facility heating and cooling (HVAC) online based on a facility's events schedule; TransactU™ is the one solution for secure online donation, payment, and event registration tools from an organization's website, via mobile devices, and kiosks; TicketU™ provides online ticket sales, box office management, and theater software.
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