Datatel and HEP Partner to Help Colleges and Universities Increase Donations

Datatel , Inc. today announced that it has signed a partner agreement with HEP Development Services to help higher education institutions boost monetary donations by coupling individual donors with affiliated corporations that will match or increase their contribution. By using HEP's E-Match™ - a link installed on the institution's website giving page - donors can verify instantly whether their gift can be matched, and will be provided with "how to" instructions and a link for downloading the applicable matching forms.

The agreement also calls for the integration of HEP's Match Screening™ solution with Datatel Colleague Advancement™ , which enables colleges and universities to meet their fundraising goals by expertly managing donor information to maximize their relationship with their donors. Match Screening provides institutions with electronic access to more than 15,000 matching gift companies. The integrated solution between Colleague Advancement and Match Screening is scheduled for general release this year.

Colleague Advancement is part of Datatel 's Strategic Academic Enterprise, a holistic approach that focuses on and supports five cross-functional domains essential for achieving institutional and student success: Strategic Enrollment Management, Strategic Planning, Institutional Advancement and Marketing, Teaching and Learning, and Performance and Operational Management. The Strategic Academic Enterprise extends traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) models by viewing administrative and academic functions as vital interdependent business processes across the higher education environment.

"HEP is excited to be partnering with an organization like Datatel and to make our resources available to its clients," said HEP CEO Steve Hafner. "This partnership will provide all institutions access to the best data and technology in the market specifically designed to increase donations."

Datatel President and CEO, John Speer commented, "During these challenging economic times, Datatel is extremely pleased to offer its clients another way to help boost support from their donors. Our partnership with HEP is one more example of Datatel 's commitment to help our clients maximize their resources to accomplish their mission to provide successful student outcomes."