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Hi folks,

For those following this thread, I wanted to clear up a misunderstanding
appearing in this thread.  There is *no* "technical glitch" with AccuTrack
that causes the card swipe system to be "cost prohibitive".  Most of
AccuTrack users use a card swipe system (either magnetic stripe or barcode)
with their AccuTrack software, and in over eleven years of usage, we have
not heard of such a glitch.  

AccuTrack works with many different card swipes as shown on its web site:
http://www.accutrack.org/ordering/IDReaders.htm

As you can see, the magnetic stripe card reader is sold for $89, while the
barcode reader is offered for $194.  This price includes support for
programming the readers to work with your student ID card (if needed).  We
also offer quantity discounts for users who need more than a single reader.
I do not think these prices are cost prohibitive, and the readers work very
well with AccuTrack.  

Finally, for those interested in web-based center administration software,
we now offer Accudemia.  This software is built with Microsoft .NET and uses
Microsoft SQL Server as its database engine.  The good news though is that
you can use this software as a service which means no installation or web
server set up at your side - all you need is a web browser.  The software
was tested with Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6, 7, and 8), Mozilla
Firefox (version 2 and 3), Apple Safari (version 3), and Google Chrome.  So
those of you with Apple computers can use the software too!  If you are
interested, you can sign up for a complimentary summer evaluation via
www.accudemia.com .

By the way, Accudemia works with magnetic stripe and barcode readers too.
The same readers can work with either AccuTrack or Accudemia.  


Regards,
Mon Nasser
Engineerica Systems, Inc.



-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sara Weertz
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 5:23 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: TutorTrac vs. Accutrac

Debra,

FYI--the card swipe definitely should not cost that much. The prohibitive
cost was due to a technical glitch and Accutrac -- just one more reason for
us to go with TutorTrac.

sal





-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Deborah Raiees-Dana
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 10:54 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: TutorTrac vs. Accutrac

Thanks for the info.  If we get a card swipe I will watch it closely!

Deborah Raiees-Dana
Tutor Coordinator/Math Specialist
Student Support Services
John Brown University
(479) 524-7217

Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus
Christ to bring you to eternal life. Jude 1:21



-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sara Weertz
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 2:04 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: TutorTrac vs. Accutrac

Last year I did some comparison research of TutorTrac and Accutrac. I was
also fortunate enough to attend individual session presentations on both
software programs at last years' CRLA conference in Cleveland. As far as I
can remember, TutorTrac and Accutrac  are comparable in price. Both tap into
BANNER or your school's student information system. I think Accutrac's
initial purchase price is around $3,000 while TutorTrac costs about $2,500
with yearly maintenance fees of $700. The thing that sealed the deal for me
is that TutorTrac is web-based, which means very little, if any,
reconfiguration of our SIS and we can request specific program changes,
which we see within 24 hours.

Another neat feature about Tutor Trac is that other support services can
connect with yours. Your tutor center can be the main center with the math
lab and/or writing lab using the same software. It does cost extra for
additional centers (about $700 each), but you can image the powerful data
you'll be able to collect and produce having all those different areas
combining forces.

Besides the web-based thing, when talking to our IT department about the
possibilities for Accutrac, there was a lot of interest in their portable
card-swipe. (TutorTrac has this feature, as well.) The card-swipe can come
in handy when taking attendance in SI sessions. Students could sign in by
swiping their student ID card. The card-swipe is then transferred back  to
HQ where the information is downloaded into the main system. We use BANNER
at our school and there was some technical glitch with the software and our
SIS resulting in the card-swipe costing about $1,500 each!

Sara


-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Deborah Raiees-Dana
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 11:59 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: tutor trac

I am also interested in this - especially if anyone has any material
comparing Tutortrac with other software/online tutoring management systems
such as Accutrac, Accudemia, or any others.  I'd like to know what are the
strengths and limitations of each, how they compare as far as price and
customer service, etc, so as to determine which would be best for our
program.

Thanks,

Deborah Raiees-Dana
Tutor Coordinator/Math Specialist
Student Support Services
John Brown University
(479) 524-7217

Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus
Christ to bring you to eternal life. Jude 1:21



-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Cynthia Spera
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 11:15 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: tutor trac

I am looking into Tutortrac as well.  I would like to hear input from
colleagues who are currently using the system.

Thanks,

Cindy Spera
Learning Specialist
Culinary Institute of America

>>> Roberta Schotka <[log in to unmask]> 5/18/2009 12:11 PM >>>
I am looking for colleges in the greater Boston area that currently use
TutorTrac. Please reply off-list.

-Roberta

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Roberta Schotka
Director of Programs
PLTC, Wellesley College
phone:781-283-2675
fax: 781-283-3709
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