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Assessment Technologies Provider Questionmark Achieves ISO 27001 Information Security Certification



Independent audit verifies that Questionmark meets detailed standards for security best practices and controls

TRUMBULL, CT – 26 July, 2017 — Questionmark, an industry leader in assessment management technology, today announced it has achieved the prestigious ISO 27001 certification for Information Security Management.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is an internationally recognized information security management standard which ensures organizations apply a framework to business processes to help identify, manage and reduce risks to information security. ISO 27001 ensures that process, technical and people controls are in place and audited to protect confidentiality, integrity and availability of data on an ongoing basis. The certification was achieved after in-depth assessment by a third-party accredited team of auditors at BSI (British Standards Institution).

John Kleeman, Questionmark’s Executive Director and Founder and security business lead, commented, “We work with many high-risk industries such as banks, government agencies and healthcare organizations who entrust us with their data and who need assurances on security. We’re very proud to have achieved this independent certification and joined the ranks of a select few. It is a testament to Questionmark’s dedication to implementing robust security controls, and the importance we place on the protection of our customer data.”

Carla Whyte, Senior Client Propositions Manager at BSI said: “It’s becoming increasingly vital for organizations to manage and safeguard sensitive customer data. By achieving certification to ISO 27001, Questionmark’s clients and stakeholders can have confidence that there is a robust information security management system in place.”

To ensure continued excellence with information security, Questionmark has grown the security management team dedicated to the prevention of security threats and implementation of escalation and response procedures.

Any organization that values the security of their data should carefully consider whether their chosen vendor has obtained this internationally recognized stamp of approval.

To learn more about Questionmark’s secure assessment technologies, click here to request a demo.

About Questionmark

Questionmark assessment and portal solutions are used by organizations worldwide to securely measure knowledge, skills and attitudes for certification, regulatory compliance, workforce learning, channel expertise and higher education. Questionmark’s assessment management system, available as a cloud-based or on premise solution, provides collaborative, secure authoring of questions and assessments; comprehensive item banking; multiple delivery options including mobile devices; powerful reporting and analytics to inform stakeholders; and trustworthy, defensible results.

Complete details are available at The Questionmark Blog provides assessment-related news, interviews, insights and best practices.

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Enrollment Rx Releases Formbuilder Rx On The Salesforce Appexchange




Schiller Park, IL- July 11, 2017 – Enrollment Rx, the leading provider of cloud-based Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solutions for higher education, today announced the addition of FormBuilder Rx on the Salesforce AppExchange. FormBuilder Rx creates complex and dynamic web pages, with drag-and-drop functionality that enables administrators to easily set up forms and personalized homepages.

The newest Enrollment Rx product, FormBuilder Rx, joins Enrollment Rx CoreEvents Rx, and Import Rx on the AppExchange. All of Enrollment Rx’s listed products are lighting-ready, have passed the rigorous security review, and are architected to support Salesforce’s long-term vision for higher education.

“FormBuilder Rx is our most exciting product release yet”, said Lawrence Levy, President of Enrollment Rx. “FormBuilder Rx allows us to deliver highly complex applicant portals and data intake forms, without the need to include software developers on our projects. We have enormously reduced the level of effort required to deploy Salesforce’s Communities and Sites for higher education, down from many months to just a few days. And because FormBuilder Rx can work in most Salesforce environments, it can be readily installed by any Salesforce client that is wrestling with custom code for Communities and Sites pages.”

“Possibly the most important component to publishing an app on the AppExchange is the security review”, said Marc Satin, Chief Operating Officer of Enrollment Rx. “Colleges and Universities are rightfully concerned with the privacy and security of their student data and it is critical that they are able to select apps from the AppExchange that have been reviewed for security compliance. Ensuring our apps go through this process enables our clients to rest easy knowing that Salesforce has validated our apps to ensure that there are no security gaps or flaws in our architecture.

Learn More About the AppExchange

Enrollment Rx is a higher education technology company delivering innovative Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solutions. Built on the Salesforce cloud computing platform, Enrollment Rx puts enterprise-class functionality and limitless scalability within reach of any size school. Academic institutions rely on Enrollment Rx to eliminate business process inefficiencies, maximize constituent engagement, and future proof their technology strategy.

Just last month Salesforce announced the launch of their Salesforce AppExchange Partner Program, delivering a single destination for everything ISV Partners need to be successful. As an ISV Partner, Enrollment Rx is thrilled to participate in the new AppExchange program, leveraging Salesforce technology to ensure our solutions continue to shine above our competitors and champion our relationship with the team.

For more information on Enrollment Rx’s full suite of products, or to schedule a demonstration of our products featured on the AppExchangecontact us today.

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Blackbaud Announces Cloud Solution for Higher Education, Enabling Institutions to Manage the Complete Student Lifecycle




New Education Management portfolio, Stewardship Management and Guided Fundraising combine with company’s leading solutions to offer market’s most comprehensive capabilities

CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Building on decades of leadership in the higher education community, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced the Cloud Solution for Higher Education with the introduction of a new Education Management portfolio and the addition of stewardship management and guided fundraising tailored for higher education. Blackbaud offers the most robust advancement capabilities on the market and is now enabling higher education institutions to manage the complete student lifecycle—from admissions to alumni engagement. The announcement was made during bbcon 2018, the premier tech gathering for social good, taking place this week in Orlando, Fla.

“Today’s announcement of the Cloud Solution for Higher Education is the next step in Blackbaud’s continued commitment to provide comprehensive, purpose-built cloud solutions that drive digital transformation in every market we serve,” said Mike Gianoni, president and CEO, Blackbaud. “We are proud that thousands of higher education institutions across the world currently partner with Blackbaud to drive success. Now, with the introduction of our new Education Management capabilities and addition of new stewardship management and guided fundraising solutions, colleges and universities now have access to even more tools to help them achieve their goals.”

Education Management at a Glance

Blackbaud’s new Education Management portfolio includes student information, recruiting and enrollment management, school website systems and learning management, enabling institutions to build a connected campus that delivers a better student experience.

“Our admissions team is creating processes that can be done in the software instead of manually—it’s very freeing to have all of these options that we never had before,” said Martha Stocker, software support administrator, Lutheran College of Theology at Chicago. “Blackbaud’s education management capabilities provide us with one system that maintains all the information rather than multiple systems that don’t talk to each other. There is a lot of excitement here because we have not had the tools to be strategic with how we recruit.”

The Cloud Solution for Higher Education

Blackbaud’s Cloud Solution for Higher education combines Blackbaud’s proven leadership in higher education—including fundraising and relationship management, analytics, financial management, grant and award management, and marketing—with its new education management capabilities. Today, Blackbaud also announced the addition of the following solutions tailored to higher education:

  • Blackbaud Stewardship ManagementTM:  This software transforms donor relations by making it easy to collect quality impact statements and share them with donors. Blackbaud Stewardship Management enables education institutions to collect communication from scholarship beneficiaries and provide it to the right donors—providing personalization and connectivity at scale to simplify a formerly time-consuming process.
  • Blackbaud Guided FundraisingTM: Made possible by Blackbaud’s acquisition of Reeher in May 2018, Blackbaud Guided Fundraising provides the tools, automation, and project management capabilities that annual giving teams need to scale a multi-channel, person-to-person fundraising strategy. Blackbaud Guided Fundraising will enable education institutions to better leverage student fundraisers through coordinated phone, email, SMS, direct mail, and online payments, allowing students to engage with donors directly with personalized messaging across multi-channel communications streams, while ensuring effective engagement through algorithm-driven predictive segmentation and real-time donation processing.

Key outcomes of Blackbaud’s Cloud Solution for Higher Education include enabling universities and colleges to advance their institutions with increased revenue, deepen alumni engagement and enhance community outreach, connect departments and students, and improve the student and alumni experience through high-impact lifecycle management.

“Alumni communities are more dispersed than ever before, and alumni and campus communities have new and sophisticated expectations,” said Tim Hill, president and general manager, Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions. “Helping institutions of all sizes reach their goals and achieve success is one of the reasons we come to work; we’re constantly innovating to meet their needs. Our purpose-built cloud solutions for higher education ensure a thriving institution both today and in the future, with unmatched solutions, analytics, and expertise that span the complete student lifecycle.”

To learn more about how Blackbaud is changing the landscape of higher education technology and the Cloud Solution for Higher Education, visit or stop by Blackbaud’s booth in the expo hall during bbcon.

Click to Tweet: Today at #bbcon: @Blackbaud announces Cloud Solution for Higher Education with new Education Management portfolio, enabling institutions to manage the complete student lifecycle

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West Rebrands SchoolMessenger Solutions



Trusted K-12 communications platform’s products, staff, and locations now the Education group of West

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA, March 22, 2016 — West Corporation, a leading provider of technology-enabled communication services, today announced its SchoolMessenger school community engagement platform, products and staff will be rebranded as West’s Education group.

Since SchoolMessenger was acquired by West in 2014, its trusted services have been expanded and enhanced by West’s subsequent acquisitions of SchoolReach and SharpSchool. Now, all of the SchoolMessenger solutions are part of the Education group of services within West.

The comprehensive SchoolMessenger product line from West includes the flagship service SchoolMessenger Communicate℠ (broadcast notification) as well as SchoolMessenger Presence℠ (website content management system), SchoolMessenger CustomApp℠ (custom mobile apps), SchoolMessenger SafeMail℠ (safe student email), SchoolMessenger SecureFile℠ (secure document delivery), SchoolMessenger K12 Social℠ (social media management), and SchoolMessenger Passport℠ (single sign on).

The Education group will continue to have its offices, staff, and industry-leading support operations in Scotts Valley, California; Toronto, Canada; and St. Louis and Joplin, Missouri.

“The new Education group reaffirms West’s commitment to the education market and to the schools we work with,” said Robert Iskander, general manager, Education. “Customers will now see the West logo and name more often as part of the SchoolMessenger product family that they rely upon every day, backed by the same people they have trusted for years.”

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