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Press Release: rSmart Partners with Indiana University to Offer Improved Access to Campus Services
New cloud-based solution enables students, staff, and faculty to access campus services in one location, on any computer or device
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Scottsdale, Ariz. (July 17, 2014) — rSmart, a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for higher education, announced today that it has partnered with Indiana University to provide a new cloud-based solution that gives students, staff, and faculty one easy place to access campus services from anywhere, on any computer or device.
In 2013, Indiana University developed One.IU as a way for students, staff, and faculty to quickly find and access university services such as grades, class schedules, and email in a marketplace format. It was designed with a modern user experience, core search functionality similar to Google and other popular search engines, and user-rating features similar to an app store. Since its deployment at IU, access to more than 200 apps has been dramatically streamlined for 130,000 users across eight campuses.
“Search. Click. Done. is the new standard in effectiveness for campus services,” said Brad Wheeler, CIO at Indiana University. “Search is how we find things on the Internet, and One.IU brings that experience to how students, staff, and faculty quickly find and complete one of the hundreds of campus services – find my grades, view my paycheck, pay a ticket, drop a course. One.IU enables a fast and clear service outcome, and it is a must-have post-portal, modern approach for institutions looking to improve student, staff, and faculty experiences.”
Today, many institutions use a legacy campus portal to tie all of their campus services together. But, the decade old user experience is outdated and does not match the modern expectations, born from use of Google, iPhones, and Amazon, that students and staff expect. rSmart’s new offering will help campus leaders deliver immediate value and user experience improvement at a fraction of the price they would pay for a legacy portal. It also creates consistency for the wide range of applications oncampus as well as the explosion of new cloud-based services.
“Indiana University has a long history of creating innovations that solve common challenges and meet the needs of their students, faculty, and staff. rSmart is excited to partner with IU to make their innovation available to all higher education institutions,” said Chris Coppola, rSmart CEO.
The OneIU service is currently going through service validation with the Internet2 NET+ initiative. Internet2 is creating a unified, integrated portfolio of cloud and trusted solutions, blending both commercial services and community offerings, so that higher ed leaders have a dynamic and tailored technology toolkit to address new needs and challenges head-on.
For additional information, contact rSmart. A video walk through of One.IU is also available online or upon request.
rSmart, a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for higher education, empowers colleges and universities to embrace community-driven, open source software. We make Kuali ERP software enterprise ready with cloud delivery, enhanced functionality, professional services, and support. Our customers significantly reduce research, financial, and student administration costs through improved processes and freedom from expensive, overly customized, and difficult to maintain legacy and proprietary software. rSmart is privately held and headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. Learn more at http://www.rsmart.com.
About Indiana University
Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. Indiana University’s mission is to provide broad access to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education for students throughout Indiana, the United States, and the world, as well as outstanding academic and cultural programs and student services. Indiana University seeks to create dynamic partnerships with the state and local communities in economic, social, and cultural development and to offer leadership in creative solutions for 21st century problems. Indiana University strives to achieve full diversity, and to maintain friendly, collegial, and humane environments, with a strong commitment to academic freedom. Learn more at http://www.iu.edu.