CARY, N.C. (June 11, 2007) —, the nation´s leading provider of web-native operations management solutions for educational institutions, announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) to provide affordable, web-native operations management solutions to the organization´s members.

The partnership will enable TICUA members to purchase SchoolDude´s web-native applications at affordable, discounted rates. SchoolDude´s products are designed specifically for educational institutions and include solutions for work order processing, technology incident management, preventive maintenance, IT asset management, capital planning, facility usage scheduling, trip management, utility tracking and inventory management. Because SchoolDude´s application services are delivered over the Internet, the technology is affordable for both small and large colleges and universities.

The 37-member organization initiated a partnership with SchoolDude based on the company´s history of improving efficiency in education. "A member campus contacted us and said ?We´d like you to reach out to SchoolDude because we´re interested in their products,´" said Susanna Baxter, TICUA´s vice president for grants and member services. "We received a proposal, and the deal was approved with the idea that it´s a quality product and would streamline processes on campuses."

SchoolDude´s suite of web-native solutions offers measurable benefits to college and university administrators, including improved efficiency and productivity, relief to capital budgets and extended facility and IT asset life. "We listened. We liked what we heard, and we chose it," Baxter said. "The thought among the committee was that this could help campuses, data would be secure, and there would be a lot of uptime."

More than 25 educational institutions in Tennessee are already utilizing SchoolDude´s web-native solutions, including Belmont University, Bryan College and Maryville College.

About SchoolDude

With more than 2,600 clients, SchoolDude is the nation´s leading provider of web-native operations management solutions designed exclusively for the unique needs of educational professionals. Backed by the industry´s only Legendary Service Program, SchoolDude´s broad suite of online applications is revolutionizing the business of managing educational operations. SchoolDude´s web-native tools for operations management offer easy to use, affordable solutions to help both small and large educational institutions save money, increase efficiency and improve services. For more information about SchoolDude, visit


TICUA membership includes 2 two-year colleges, 32 four-year colleges and universities, and 3 professional colleges. TICUA engages Tennessee´s private colleges and universities to work collaboratively in areas of public policy, cost containment and professional development to better serve the state and its citizens. For more information about TICUA, please visit our website at

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