SunGard SCT Announces .NET Version of SCT PocketRecruiter

February 8, 2005

MALVERN, Pa., February 07, 2005 — SunGard SCT, an operating unit of SunGard (NYSE:SDS), today announced the general availability of SCT PocketRecruiter 2.0. Built on the popular Microsoft .NET platform, SCT PocketRecruiter 2.0 is now compatible with a broader range of personal digital assistant (PDA) devices.

Microsoft.NET is a set of software technologies for connecting information, people, systems, and devices. This new generation of technology is based on Web services—small building-block applications that can connect to each other as well as to other, larger applications over the Internet. The first release of SCT PocketRecruiter was developed using embedded Visual Basic.

SCT PocketRecruiter provides off-campus admissions professionals with mobile access to the most current information about prospective students, including demographic, educational and test score data, that resides in an institution’s administrative databases. As a result, admissions professionals no longer have to rely on hardcopy reports containing information about prospective students that are outdated soon after they are printed. SCT PocketRecruiter provides a more personal and effective recruiting experience for both the admissions professional and the prospective student.

SCT PocketRecruiter, which was designed by admission recruiters, also enables the set up of recruiting events. Users can update records and/or upload changes back to the institution’s administrative system through their PocketPC, enabling admissions staff to follow up with prospects soon after an event.

SCT PocketRecruiter is available as a product for SCT PowerCAMPUS, SCT Matrix, and SCT Banner administrative systems, and for other administrative systems through custom services engagements. The solution uses a synchronization method called Active Sync that enables elements to be synchronized with the user’s desktop. SCT PocketRecruiter includes PowerSync, a synchronization utility that synchronizes information with the Pocket PC once an administrative system’s data has been updated in the PocketRecruiter database. PowerSync options include a quick sync, which checks for any updates since the last sync, and a complete sync, which rebuilds the database.

“This is the latest milestone in the SunGard SCT mobile-solutions strategy,” said Jack Kramer, senior vice president of solutions architecture, SunGard SCT. “The .NET platform provides customers with a broader compatibility with a variety of handheld computers and PDAs that can be used with this mobile-recruiting application. Also, the ease of integration and the openness of the .NET platform will help enable our development organization to ‘mobilize’ more of our applications in the future.”

SCT PocketRecruiter 2.0 brings customers and prospects significant enhancements within the secure, reliable, and versatile Microsoft .NET Compact Framework environment. SunGard SCT is a member of the Microsoft Mobile Partner Advisory Council (MPAC), a group of mobile hardware, software and service providers focused on the development and deployment of Microsoft mobile computing and communications technologies.

Key benefits of SCT PocketRecruiter 2.0 include increase in accuracy, automation of processes, improved ability to quickly follow up with inquiries and applicants, and the ability to improve productivity of admissions recruiting operations. Enhancements in version 2.0 include:

  • Increased synchronization speed,
  • Support for a broader variety of portable computing and communications devices,
  • Use of standard XML for data messaging and device configuration, and
  • A mobile Web application interface ported to ASP.NET.

To view a presentation or download a trial version of SCT PocketRecruiter.NET v2.0, please visit Free SCT PocketRecruiter .NET Web seminars are also available at

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