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Hershey Systems and Docufide Announce Strategic Alliance to Automate Transcript Processing

Los Angeles, CA, February 28th, 2007: Docufide and Hershey Systems today announced a strategic alliance that transforms the way colleges and universities process transcripts across North America. Through this alliance, institutions can receive transcripts as data from all schools utilizing Secure Transcript™ services and can automatically integrate the data into the college’s SIS using Singularity™.


“One of Docufide’s key roles as a trusted intermediary is to make electronic transcript delivery as easy as possible for the nation’s educational institutions. For those colleges using Singularity, substantial cost and time savings will be derived through the automated receipt and direct SIS input of electronic transcripts from Docufide in the Post Secondary Education Standards Council XML format (PESC XML)”, stated John Reese, CEO of Docufide, Inc.


Hershey’s flagship product, Singularity is an enterprise content management software solution that enables institutions to manage all critical documents and processes. Built on the Singularity framework, Hershey offers a wide range of solutions designed to address the unique needs of the higher education market. “Hershey’s competitive edge in the higher education market continues to be delivering innovative solutions with superior technology. Given their growing base of participating high schools our partnership with Docufide will accelerate the adoption of electronic transcripts in higher education”, said Ron Christian, President of Hershey Systems. “Singularity can process PESC XML transcripts from Docufide in a matter of seconds, the integration is seamless.” 


About Docufide 
Docufide is the leading provider of Educational Records Management services. Its flagship service, Secure Transcript, manages the ordering, processing, and secure delivery of student transcripts for secondary and postsecondary institutions nationwide. Secure Transcript saves schools money, frees up staff time, and improves student satisfaction. Docufide, Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with representatives throughout the United States. For more information please visitwww.docufide.com or call 310.309.3722 Ext. 4. 


About Hershey Systems
Hershey Systems, Inc. provides innovative software solutions to more than 200 Higher Education Institutions across the United States. Hershey is focused on the higher education market and is recognized as the leading provider of student-centered solutions. Hershey’s software solutions for higher education include the Singularity Suite, DocBox XE and MedPro. The Singularity Suite is a web-based document management and process software product that enables our clients to manage all critical business process and documents. In addition Hershey offers an Internet appliance device, the DocBox XE is an “all in one” Internet appliance device created to allow the secure disbursement of mission critical documents; MedPro is a practice management software product developed specifically to meet the unique needs of Student Health Centers. Hershey is has corporate offices in the following locations: Los Angeles, California – Sacramento, California – Des Moines, Iowa – Charlotte, North Carolina – London, United Kingdom. 


For more information on Hershey Systems:
Amy Chung
(562) 483-6900 X126


For more information on Docufide:
John O’Connell
(612) 926-0170