Campus Management and Ad Astra Partner to Deliver Real-time, Two-way Integrated Student Information System and Scheduling Solution

March 11, 2010

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 11 /PRNewswire/ — Campus Management Corp. announced today that it will expand its relationship with Ad Astra Information Systems, a leading provider of scheduling software for postsecondary education. The companies are integrating Ad Astra’s premier scheduling software, The Astra Schedule Suite, with Campus Management’s top-rated student information system, CampusVue® Student. The two systems will now exchange vital data in real time, enabling institutions to orchestrate student registrations almost instantaneously and ensure maximum accuracy and utilization of classrooms and resources.

The integration between Campus Management and Ad Astra connects the new Microsoft .NET-enabled version of The Astra Schedule Suite with CampusVue® using Campus Management’s CampusLink® Application Programming Interfaces, a web service that enables real-time interoperability between different software packages. Working in tandem, the solution enables students, faculty, and staff to access real-time information on the Web for all scheduling activities. Once integrated, the products will act to automate what typically are time- and labor-intensive scheduling processes. Institutions will be able to coordinate rooms, services, exams, curricula, and teacher-to-section assignments in real time. Additionally, they will have the ability to upload changes to academic programs and schedules automatically, update student degree progress reports, and pre-register students based on degree requirements.

For online colleges, the solution provides distance education students and instructors the ability to view their course schedules and other details almost instantaneously.

“Our experience is that The Astra Schedule Suite typically reduces unneeded offerings from schedules of even the smallest campuses,” said Tom Shaver, Founder and CEO of Ad Astra Information Systems. “The result saves each campus thousands in adjunct instructional costs while delivering a more student friendly schedule.”

“Institutions are increasingly land-locked and must optimize to the penny and to the inch their facilities and resources. This real-time marriage of our SIS with the comprehensive scheduling capabilities from Ad Astra can deliver tens of thousands of dollars of value with every registration period, by solving complex problems in a matter of moments,” stated Tim Gilbert, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President for Campus Management.

About Campus Management Corp.

More than 1,700 colleges, universities, foundations, and fundraising organizations in 35 countries rely upon Campus Management Corp® enterprise software products and services. Campus Management’s CampusVue® Ecosystem is a fully integrated, centralized administrative and e-learning platform that unifies services, academic delivery, administrative management and reporting for a full range of public, private and proprietary postsecondary institutions.

Campus Management’s award-winning student information system is used by more than 75 percent of the largest US-based proprietary career and online colleges. Additional offerings include fundraising software, financials, HR solutions, and Talisma® CRM, a leading Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solution for Higher Education and a range of other industries. Campus Management employs associates worldwide, providing clients with a full range of consulting, implementation, support, training and integration services. For more information, visit www.campusmanagement.com.

About Ad Astra Information Systems

More than 550 College and University campuses have licensed Ad Astra products and services since 1996 to help them with their facilities scheduling, event management, resource management and more. With scheduling and planning among the most strategically important activities in which an institution can engage, The Astra Schedule Suite has become the standard for higher education scheduling software. The company is committed to improved student success and resource management efficiency in higher education. For more information, visit www.astraschedule.com .

SOURCE Campus Management Corporation

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