In this issue we are anouncing the release of some software, add-on updates, and shining our customer spotlight on someone using AccuSQL in a very interesting way! Here is an index of the topics:
We have finalized the testing and improvements to Web Gateway (formerly AccuSL) and are shipping out the updated version of this AccuTrack/AccuSQL add-on. Web Gateway is the web component that allows AccuTrack or AccuSQL users make appointments, sign-up for seminars, and update their personal information via the Internet. This allows students to do these tasks at home or virtually anywhere they have an internet connected PC. Now that you know what it is and what it can do for you - here are some of the improvements!
Web Gateway is available as a free upgrade to existing AccuSL users with an active Platinum Plus subscription that covers the upgrade. Otherwise, it can be ordered for a low fee. Contact our sales department for more informaiton. AccuTrack / AccuSQL 2014 is required.
-Nicholas Armstrong, Support & Training Coordinator
The AccuTrack / AccuSQL Computer Lab (formerly known as Computer Lab Plug-in) software is now ready. The software has been updated with the new AccuTrack / AccuSQL 2014 look:
If you are not familiar with Computer Lab software, it is an add-on to AccuTrack or AccuSQL that allows you track sign-ins at computer labs. Here's a list of the features:
This is a great product and I would recommend if you are an institution already using AccuTrack or AccuSQL 2014 to give it a try in your Computer Labs!
For more information and ordering the Computer Lab Plug-in for your center:
AccuTrack 2014 Computer Lab or AccuSQL 2014 Computer Lab.
-Nicholas Armstrong, Support & Training Coordinator
AccuClass is web-based software for tracking class attendance. We just finished a new update to this software with the following new improvements:
All of these improvements will keep your attendance right on track for the busy professor or college administrator using AccuClass.
For the complete report visit: http://www.newsite.engineerica.com/newsletters/accuclass-new-release
To view these new enhancements, sign up for a complimentary demo of AccuClass by
-Fernando Paulovsky, Application Developer
We are delighted to annouce a new Conference Tracker release that adds some major new features requested by clients. These features are now part of the software and you have full access to them the next time you login to Conference Tracker. Here are the highlights:
For the complete report visit:
To view these new enhancements, sign up for a complimentary demo of Conference Tracker by clicking here.
Diego Jancic, Application Developer
We wanted to let you know that the system will be down during Thanksgiving and the Friday after it for maintenance.
This applies to all users of:
For how long?
How can I track attendance during that downtime?
If you have any requests, doubts, or comments please let us know!
The Engineerica Team
This spotlight focuses on a person that has been helpful in implementing new ideas and features or using the software in interesting ways that we have never imagined. This idea was sparked by our recent case studies as well as interacting with users in support who find the solutions that later get implemented in the software. Aside from being featured in the Engineerica Newsletter they will also receive an Engineerica Gift Package. This will include an assortment of useful Engineerica branded items.
This month's spotlight is on someone who keeps us working toward a better AccuSQL product. This month's spotlight focuses on Elfatih Elshafie of University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).
UMES, founded in 1886 as the Delaware Conference Academy, is one of thirteen campuses that comprise the University System of Maryland. UMES emphasizes baccalaureate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, health professions, sciences, and teacher education.
UMES has been using AccuSQL Campus wide since 2008 at various centers at the university. Recently, they came up with another unique implementation for AccuSQL in controlling visits to Student Health Services.
Working closely with Elfatih Elshafie, an IT Programmer in the Administrative Computing Department at UMES, the support team here at Engineerica assisted in creating a new database for Student Health Services and configuring it to streamline students' access to the various services offered at the Health Center.
Those of you familiar with the configuration options in AccuSQL know that you can allow your students to sign in to get tutoring assistance, perhaps for a registered course, by selecting a tutor that offers assistance in that course.
At the Health Center, students were instead patients that needed to sign in for a particular health concern with a Nurse Administrator, who would then be responsible for assigning them to an available nurse.
Using AccuSQL, the system was configured so the terminology for students and tutors was changed to patients and nurses. Under the category "Health Services", the health concerns were added as activities. The intake system was used so patients would be placed in the waiting queue until they were called by the Nurse Administrator, who signed them in with an available nurse. Using the robust AccuSQL reporting capabilities, detailed reports then became available to see exactly which patients had come in for a given period for a specific health concern and which nurse assisted them.
In summation, with a little "thinking outside the box", AccuSQL was used to automate patient services and enhance operations at the Health Center. And, by the way, the whole system was implemented and up and running in only a few hours.
-David Foster, Support & Training Manager