Simplifying the Business
of Higher Education
TouchNet is the leading provider of integrated, comprehensive and secure
commerce and credentials solutions for colleges and universities.
From secure, integrated payment and ID management solutions to actionable real-time data, TouchNet provides the tools and insights you need to help your institution run smoother and work smarter.
Our comprehensive portal simplifies payments acceptance for tuition, events, sponsor accounts, and more.
Provide a convenient, secure, consistent transaction experience— anywhere, anytime, any way.
Get the ID management solution that revolutionizes campuswide access and student interaction at every touchpoint.
Keep your payment processing running smoothly with our cohesive, compliant, cost-effective service.
Simplify the complex
Our U.Commerce platform approach enables greater operational efficiencies and self-service access to real-time information for students and staff. We tie every transaction and access point together, simplifying the business of higher education.
Grounded in these four pillars, our technology works simply and seamlessly behind the scenes so you can provide the best experience campuswide.
U.Commerce platform solutions are easy to use, add value, save time, and can be managed remotely, providing an optimal experience for both students and staff.
- U.Commerce creates a seamless experience by simplifying payment and permission integrations for students and administrators alike.
- Complex or time-consuming processes are automated and simplified to help streamline business office operations so your staff can focus on helping students and parents.
- Students can manage campus transactions online, anytime, meeting their expectations for a mobile, contactless experience.
Our U.Commerce platform seamlessly integrates with every connection point on campus, from student information systems to payments, campus cards, merchants, and more.
- U.Commerce integrates with every payment and access point on campus, providing immediate visibility into student activity and transparency into processing costs.
- The 250+ Partner Network with more than 3,000+ connections creates an ecosystem of technology and service providers working together to produce a seamless and secure financial experience.
- Supports enterprise-level integrations, allowing for real-time, automated updates to your campus financial and student systems
From doors to dollars to data, our unmatched integration, transparency, and security gives institutions greater control over transactions, costs, and compliance.
- U.Commerce secures all transactions and alleviates the strain on resources that regulations, standards, and PCI compliance can bring.
- U.Commerce meets today’s standards with Nacha, PCI, and more, which means transactions are secure, PCI scope is reduced, and the compliance process is simplified.
- Conveniently use campus ID for secure building access and campus transactions.
Campus ecosystems are a treasure trove of data that can be used to uncover insights into student journeys and key engagement information to aid students and drive business decisions.
- U.Commerce provides a holistic view of payments and permissions data through real-time reports, giving visibility into student journeys and key engagement information that can be used to inform decisions.
- Get a complete view of each student’s experience. Valuable insights from comprehensive data can lead to student success and smarter business operations.
- The U.Commerce dashboard provides complete transparency into your operations and payment data for easy analysis and streamlined reconciliation.
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TouchNet is a longtime partner of major student and financial systems with higher education expertise
Many vendors will say they integrate with your ERP no matter the flavor, only to find out that what they mean is you’ll have to key in all of the transactions manually. With Colleague and TouchNet, you can believe the hype that they are truly integrated.
Patrick Larin, Lakehead University
If you need a solution to keep tuition payments coming in, TouchNet Payment Plans is the way to go. The staff and students loved it immediately because it’s so easy to use. It’s a no-brainer.
David Mainenti, Long Island University
We are able to partner with programs and departments across campuses to help them solve real challenging e-commerce issues, keep good programs running at an affordable cost, and process the payments they need.
Lisa Fetrow, University of Missouri
[OneCard] ID verification allows us to confirm online that visitors are who they say they are.
Jennifer McNeill, University of Alberta
Understanding higher education was essential. We were looking for a partner who would make it simple to stay in compliance with the rules and regulations surrounding payment technology that began changing in 2015.
The efficiency that U.Commerce provides for our staff is wonderful, but hearing from students how much easier it is to handle their financial affairs has been the most rewarding.
Ken Bush, Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
We moved to wireless solutions around 2007, and we’ve been adding ever since. We were one of the first to do the wireless lock sets. We saw the benefit of that from an infrastructure standpoint and a master key coordination piece. We have 800 connected openings now.
We’re pretty well established with the campus card. The first thing students do is get their card because they cannot do anything else. We’ve taken away a lot of the cash options; places only accept cards.
Doug Vanderpoel, Mount Holyoke College
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