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Organizational culture and core values are front and center for Mechelle King, Transact’s VP of Inclusion, Diversity & Engagement

Organizational culture and core values are front and center for Mechelle King, Transact’s VP of Inclusion, Diversity & Engagement

When Mechelle King became Transact Campus’ first VP of Inclusion, Diversity & Engagement last year, she hit the ground running. 

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When Fintech Meets Higher Education
Payments Technology

November 21, 2022

When Fintech Meets Higher Education

It’s no surprise the current generation of college students are accustomed to financial technology (fintech) driving the way they experience university life. 

These expectations extend far beyond technology improvements that emerged over the past few years.

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What You Need to Know About A Student Financial Agreement or SFA
Payments

November 18, 2022

What You Need to Know About A Student Financial Agreement or SFA

Making a Student Financial Agreement (SFA) easily accessible to students, gives them the detail they need about your institution’s financial policies regarding enrollment and tuition. 

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A Seamlessly Connected Student Experience
Campus Commerce Campus ID

November 09, 2022

A Seamlessly Connected Student Experience

In a world where nearly everything can be done using a mobile device, college students expect similar functionality and usability on their college campuses. Luckily, Transact understands the needs of students and administrators and strives to deliver a mobile-centric student experience that streamlines administrative functions.

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How to Make Money While in College
Life On Campus

October 13, 2022

How to Make Money While in College

Many students like you are searching for the best ways to make extra spending money to cover things like textbooks, student loans, rent, food, gas, and fun activities with friends. 


The good news is, there are plenty of easy ways to make extra cash. Whether it be a traditional method or a new, innovative strategy, you have options.


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The Importance of a Cashless Campus
Campus ID Payments

October 03, 2022

The Importance of a Cashless Campus

Cashless environments have become popular among consumers. Instead of cash, consumers are turning to credit/debit cards or other digital payment methods like mobile apps and wallets to make their purchases. 

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Why We Built International Payment Methods into Transact Integrated Payments
Payments

September 22, 2022

Why We Built International Payment Methods into Transact Integrated Payments

We understand the logistics of managing college payments internationally can be challenging, our solution simplifies international payment processing and reconciliation and ensures transactions are secure and compliant. 

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Part 2: 10 Things Gen Z Will Never Know About
Life On Campus

September 16, 2022

Part 2: 10 Things Gen Z Will Never Know About

From the frustrations of dial-up internet to relying on Rolodexes rather than a contacts app, here is another list of 10 things Gen Z will never know about.

 

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10 Things Gen Z Will Never Know About
Life On Campus

September 02, 2022

10 Things Gen Z Will Never Know About

When you hear terms like Saturday morning cartoons, burning CDs, and GameBoys you probably reminisce on “the good old days”. 


When Gen Z hears these terms, confusion takes over. 

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NFC Credentials vs Barcode & Bluetooth Credentials
Campus ID

August 26, 2022

NFC Credentials vs Barcode & Bluetooth Credentials

What's on our mind...

Many universities are beginning to phase out older physical Campus ID credentials, such as barcode and magstripe in favor of contactless Near Field Communication (NFC) credential technology. 

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Buy Now, Pay Later
Payments

August 19, 2022

Buy Now, Pay Later

What's on our mind...

In an Adobe analysis, Buy Now, Pay Later grew 215% year over year in the first two months (January-February) of 2021. Now, research is showing that 1 in 5 shoppers will make a Buy Now, Pay Later purchase by the end of 2022.

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5 Great College Traditions
Life On Campus

August 10, 2022

5 Great College Traditions

What's on our mind...

As the start of the 2022-2023 academic year approaches, students are gearing up to return to campus (and the football stands) to bring their favorite college traditions back to life.

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Gen Z’s Student Experience
Life On Campus

August 04, 2022

Gen Z’s Student Experience

What's on our mind...

This generation is technologically advanced, passionate about social changes, and independent. They expect critical changes in their government and in their society.

 

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Unlock Growth with Payment Plans
Payments Technology

July 29, 2022

Unlock Growth with Payment Plans

What’s on our mind …

According to a Transact Integrated Payments survey, 33% of all college students weren’t sure about how they would fund their academic dreams without the support of a payment plan.

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Leveraging Technology to Boost Campus Safety
Campus ID Technology

June 28, 2022

Leveraging Technology to Boost Campus Safety

What's on our mind...

Access control systems have been a go-to method for safety on campuses for many years. However, as safety concerns continue to grow, the systems are also adapting to provide more security features than ever before. 

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Evolution of Mobile Credentials
Campus ID

June 20, 2022

Evolution of Mobile Credentials

What's on our mind...

Credential technology is constantly evolving. In fact, when you take a look back at how it started in the 80s compared to the features it holds today, the differences can be hard to believe.

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The Future of Access Control: 2022 and Beyond
Campus ID

June 20, 2022

The Future of Access Control: 2022 and Beyond

What's on our mind...

Students and administrators are actively searching for new ways to improve their current solutions and student ID mobile credentials offer the flexibility, security, and convenience they are looking for.

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The Surprisingly Positive Impact COVID-19 Has Had on Campus Dining
Campus Commerce

May 25, 2022

The Surprisingly Positive Impact COVID-19 Has Had on Campus Dining

What's on our mind...

Dining halls have seen some of the biggest changes on college campuses.

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The State of Digital Transformation in Higher Education
Technology

May 11, 2022

The State of Digital Transformation in Higher Education

What’s on our mind …

Digital transformation is increasing value and adding a new level of convenience and safety to the student experience.

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Mobile IDs are the Future, College Campuses Can Implement Them Now
Campus ID

May 05, 2022

Mobile IDs are the Future, College Campuses Can Implement Them Now

What's on our mind

  • Mobile IDs are bringing flexibility, convenience, safety, and efficiency to college campuses.
  • See The Benefits of Mobile IDs in Action

 

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ERP in Higher Education: The Evolution of Student and Finance Systems Integrations
ERP's Payments

April 21, 2022

ERP in Higher Education: The Evolution of Student and Finance Systems Integrations

What’s on our mind …

Learn more on how Transact is meeting the integration challenges head-on by creating the next generation of integration technology.

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    Celebrating the educational achievements of Dr. Carmelitia Coleman
    Meet The Team

    April 14, 2022

    Celebrating the educational achievements of Dr. Carmelitia Coleman

    What’s on our mind:

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    Student and Finance Systems in Higher Education: ERP Trends and Integration Challenges
    ERP's Payments

    April 07, 2022

    Student and Finance Systems in Higher Education: ERP Trends and Integration Challenges

    What’s on our mind …

    • The continuing demand for virtual access and the increase in IT budgets will accelerate two ERP-related trends in the next three years

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    A Conversation with Transact CEO Nancy Langer: Part 2
    Meet The Team

    March 31, 2022

    A Conversation with Transact CEO Nancy Langer: Part 2

    What’s on our mind ...

    • Get to know the leader of Team Transact Campus
    • Read about Transact CEO Nancy Langer’s vision for the company

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    Improving the Student Experience with Contactless Payments
    Payments

    February 07, 2022

    Improving the Student Experience with Contactless Payments

    What's on our mind...

    Learn more on why contactless payments are taking over and improving the student experience on campuses across the country.

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    ERP in Higher Education: Transact’s Integration Approach
    ERP's Payments

    February 01, 2022

    ERP in Higher Education: Transact’s Integration Approach

    What’s on our mind …

    Transact’s integration approach and three tenets identified by our development team to guide the integration journey.

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    A Conversation with Transact CEO Nancy Langer
    Meet The Team

    January 19, 2022

    A Conversation with Transact CEO Nancy Langer

    What’s on our mind ...

    • Meet the new leader of Team Transact Campus
    • A conversation with Transact CEO Nancy Langer and Digital Marketing Manager Wade Poezyn

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    Partner Spotlight: Ellucian – Cloud-Ready Technology Made for Higher Education
    ERP's Payments

    January 18, 2022

    Partner Spotlight: Ellucian – Cloud-Ready Technology Made for Higher Education

    What’s on our mind...

    • When it comes to campus IT, partnerships and integrations are critical to well-rounded Student Information (SIS) and Finance Systems (FI).
    • Ellucian uses a certification system to guarantee partner integrations with its solutions.
    • Ellucian offers a SaaS-enabled ecosystem of open and flexible technologies that support institution-wide initiatives.

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    Critical Support for International Students at U.S. Universities
    Payments

    January 18, 2022

    Critical Support for International Students at U.S. Universities

    What’s on our mind…

    • An opportunity for U.S. colleges and universities to support an important demographic on their campuses
    • Small steps schools can take to support the international student experience
    • The importance of international students on U.S. campuses

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    Mental Health: A Growing Concern on College Campuses
    Campus ID Life On Campus

    January 18, 2022

    Mental Health: A Growing Concern on College Campuses

    What’s on our mind…

    • 90% of college counseling centers directors reported an increase in demand for their services in 2020
    • In 2019, nearly 30% of people between the ages of 18 and 25 reported a mental illness
    • Young people are more comfortable talking about their mental health but many college and university policies on the subject are outdated

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    Colleges and Universities are Quickly Moving to The Cloud
    ERP's Payments

    January 18, 2022

    Colleges and Universities are Quickly Moving to The Cloud

    What’s on our mind…

    • Campus IT departments seek increased agility and scalability in cloud-based infrastructures
    • Enhancing ERP ecosystems is a key component and motivator for migration to the cloud
    • Investing in the cloud has the potential to save time and money for campus administrators

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    A Silent Problem, Hunger on College Campuses
    Life On Campus

    October 25, 2021

    A Silent Problem, Hunger on College Campuses

    What's on our mind...

    • Transact partner’s mission to end food insecurity for college students
    • How Transact and Swipe Out Hunger are partnering to provide meals to college students in need
    • How you can get involved and learn more about a little-known, yet significant issue facing many college students

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