Certain Software, Inc.

February 07, 2007 16:02 ET

Certain Software®, Inc. Continues Expansion into Higher Education Market

SAN FRANCISCO--(Collegiate Presswire - February 7, 2007) - Certain continues to bring the innovation of the most comprehensive online registration technology available, Certain Registration™, to help higher education institutions achieve an advanced degree of control and flexibility over departmental and campus-wide events.

Higher education users gain e-commerce security when handling online registration transactions

Certain recognizes the high priority of secure e-commerce to universities for minimizing the exposure of their online registration transactions. Demonstrating a serious commitment to the highest levels of security, Certain Registration meets the extensive requirements of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Level 1 Compliance as outlined by the PCI Security Standards Council including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Certain Registration gives universities reinforced confidence in knowing their online registration transactions protect sensitive information against data theft and fraud as well as guard against potential non-compliance financial penalties.

Certain's Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Ken Voss, points out, "Many universities have attempted to build their own online registration systems and, in particular have difficulty achieving or maintaining online payment security. Certain Registration delivers PCI Level 1 Compliance, the very highest level of security available today." Voss goes on to say, "While all commercially available online registration systems must achieve the minimum security levels, most do not provide the high level of protection that Certain Registration offers. This is a critical issue for institutions accepting credit card payments."

Universities can consolidate event reporting and budgeting across departments

Universities also need to manage event expenditures across various campus departments. Certain Registration's powerful reporting and budgeting features are designed to enable both customized reporting at the departmental level as well as consolidated reporting across departments for a broader university-wide view.

Certain is focused on optimizing online registration for its higher education customers

Certain focuses on customers' needs in the higher education market. Those who have already found success using Certain Registration include Harvard, Stanford, Cornell and the University of California at Berkeley, among others.

Eric Armstrong, Director of Student Financial IS & Stanford e-Commerce Service, remarks, "Certain Registration has been a real success story at Stanford University. Prior to Certain Registration, departments had administered their event registration in a multiplicity of ways, often lacking in functionality, sophistication or transaction controls. Certain Registration has helped Stanford to achieve a number of important institutional goals. It has been applicable to Stanford's needs as demonstrated in the usage statistics in the first year - over 40 departments with over 60 events, bringing in over $750,000 in event revenue."

Looking ahead, Certain is exploring plans to integrate with leading edge tuition payment processing providers to bring even more depth to its solutions for meeting the needs of higher education users.

About Certain

Certain provides innovative technology enabling our customers to register people and assets online. Our flagship product, Certain Registration, is the online registration solution used by public and private universities, government agencies and Fortune 1000 companies for meetings, events and training programs. Certain delivers meeting and event professionals control, flexibility and value through key online registration features covering program, travel, housing, finance, communications and reports.

Headquartered in San Francisco, California with an office in Washington D.C. and distributors in the United Kingdom, Certain has been a leader in the registration technology industry since 1994. For additional information, please visit www.certain.com.

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