TopSchool Releases New APIs, Creating Easier System Integration and Expansion
DENVER, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — TopSchool, a leading SaaS provider of Student Lifecycle Management (SLM) solutions for higher education, has made it easier for colleges and universities to customize student data management. TopSchool’s new APIs, which were co-developed with its clients, allow institutions to simply create their own integrations and also extend functionality for third party education platforms, mobile applications and tablets.
“The ability to customize our solution to meet a school’s unique needs is a key differentiator of TopSchool, and a critical factor in the way we have architected our system,” said Matthew Schnittman, CEO and co-founder of TopSchool. “Because our APIs are a core part of our solution, we don’t charge our customers to use them. Together, we have built a flexible solution that puts more options and control into their hands, and one that can evolve with them over time.”
Included with the TopSchool SLM system is TopX(TM), a robust set of Web services that allows for seamless integrations across educational systems. With this release, TopSchool has extended its TopX functionality using industry standard REST based services to include APIs that allow customers to build their own components and integrate them on their own with the TopSchool system.
Additionally, TopSchool’s winter release includes other enhancements to better support students from prospect to placement. TopSchool’s customers now have access to advanced Career Services functionality, including email marketing capabilities for potential employers and a streamlined job referral process so advisors can search for jobs and refer them directly to students.
Colleges and universities will also experience increased efficiencies through expanded curriculum management tools, a simpler grade book and attendance user interface, CRM functionality integration with the attendance module, and the ability to use Paypal as a gateway for online payments.
TopSchool (www.topschoolinc.com) built the first SaaS student administrative system in higher education to address the key aspects of the student lifecycle. The company’s Student Lifecycle Management (SLM) system goes beyond the capabilities of traditional college student information systems, and includes a customizable student portal, easy-to-use CRM and SIS components, and an intelligent reporting suite. Schools can easily manage all student information from recruiting through retention in a central location, and they can deliver more student services more efficiently. The TopSchool system gives student-centric institutions the power to direct their own administrative tools, empowering them to drive growth, reduce costs and meet accountability requirements.