Headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Vocado offers a private, hosted & managed (SaaS) solution centered on Financial Aid Management. The solution is focused on dramatically improving an institution’s level of financial aid process automation. “This higher level of automation yields lower operational costs, improved student experience and DOE financial aid compliance,” says Driscoll. Scaling to hundreds of thousands of students, and tens of thousands of transactions per hour, Vocado’s platform uses open APIs to easily integrate with an institution’s existing enterprise applications. “Our flexible architecture and business model scales from small to large institutions,” adds Driscoll. Vocado’s solution is hardened for SOX, GLBA, and other information security requirements needed for sophisticated schools. They also offer integrations with large enterprise school systems including DMS, Accounting, SIS, CRM, and Student Portals.
“A fully automated solution like Vocado’s is not just an application. It’s an expert system leveraging embedded rules, event triggered workflows, and intelligent visibility, yielding streamlined operations, improved student experience and overall systemic compliance” claims Driscoll. Vocado actively manages financial aid processes end-to-end, and automatically takes appropriate actions guided by embedded expert rules based on DOE regulations and school specific configurations.
Our solution drives highly reliable, consistent and compliant results, which allows schools to streamline operations and provide an improved student financial aid experience
Traditionally, serving the profit sectors, Vocado currently sees traction with not-for-profit universities, as it is becoming a de facto requirement for these institutions to more fully automate the financial aid function to obtain the operational cost advantages and certainty of compliance. Looking forward, Vocado will continue to improve the level of embedded intelligence found within its solution to further automate financial aid processes. This unprecedented level of financial aid automation reduces costs, increases compliance and provides for a superior student experience.