Eastern Michigan University

Participating Vendors

Sponsors and Vendors Supporting BUGMI 2016 

These vendors have committed to providing expert, informative, and up-to-the-minute sessions for this conference.  In addition, their assistance allows BUGMI to continue to provide an inexpensive and valuable conference.  Please stop by to introduce yourself and thank the vendors for their support.



Ellucian delivers an innovative portfolio of technology solutions and strategic guidance to help education institutions thrive in a dynamic world. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries look to Ellucian for the ideas that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning. Visit us at ellucian.com.                   

Tom Gaertig, Client Partner



Cornerstone helps institutions to recruit, train and manage their people. We work with colleges and universities large and small including Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Cuyahoga Community College to help them engage their workforces and empower their people. In addition we are Ellucian’s Strategic Talent Management Provider and work with Banner and Colleague natively. Our software impacts every aspect of the employee experience, helping people to make their best work even better – which ultimately translates into greater business results.

Brad Duggan



Evisions has been building great products and delivering fantastic service since 1998. Our products include Argos, an Enterprise Reporting Solution, IntelleCheck, a Payment Processing Solution, FormFusion, a Document Enhancement & Distribution Solution, Cayuse 424, a Proposal Development Solution, Cayuse SP, a Sponsored Project Life Cycle Management Solution and Cayuse IRB, an Online Protocol Creation, Submission and Management Solution. At Evisions, our highly experienced team is knowledgeable in the Higher Education. We are passionate about working with our clients to find the best solution. Evisions has over 900 clients worldwide most of whom use Banner® by Ellucian and Colleague® by Ellucian. We understand what Higher Education-based institutions need in regards to reporting, payment processing, data protection, grant submission and document handling. For more information about Evisions, our products and our services, please visit: www.evisions.com.

Brian Stevens, Account Executive



Merchants & Medical Credit Corporation was founded in 1960, as a corporation in the State of Michigan. We have grown from our humble beginnings of two collectors to a multifaceted collection agency serving numerous local, state and nationally based clients with a staff of over 100 employees utilizing state of the art collection technically.

Merchants & Medical Credit Corporation continues to grow in our 55 year history as we find a strong demand for a quality orientated agency that liquidates accounts at a high percentage while maintaining a professional relationship with the consumer.

Although we are a national agency licensed and/or bonded in all 50 states, Merchants & Medical Credit Corporation does not maintain branch offices. All collection efforts are concentrated in our Flint, Michigan location. This allows for greater internal control of accounts, due diligence, and compliance. 

Merchants & Medical Credit Corporation recognizes that we are collecting funds on behalf of our clients. We understand that you rely on us to deliver results while maintaining your community image. Our goal is to effectively and efficiently assist students with resolving their obligation, while negotiating an outcome that benefits everyone.  Merchants & Medical Credit Corporation is a leader in student account recovery. We attribute this high level of success to our unsurpassed 55 years of experience in collections, our Financial Counselors extensive training, our strong grasp of technology, and our quality student relations.

Patty Davis



The National Student Clearinghouse, higher education’s trusted partner since 1993, provides free education reporting, verification, and transcript services to over 3,600 colleges, enrolling 98% of students in public and private U.S. institutions. Our strategic partnership with Ellucian has resulted in the FIRST no-cost, "touch-free," real-time electronic transcript ordering, processing, and delivery solution. Now official transcripts can be delivered worldwide via our free Transcript Services in MINUTES! As Ellucian’s exclusive strategic partner for transcripts, only the Clearinghouse can claim to be the #1 leader in integrated solutions. Ask us about our fully automated transcript solution and how we’ve simplified implementation.

Nancy Penna, Regional Director, Midwest/North Central



Oracle offers complete, integrated, market-leading solutions that enable higher education and research institutions to adapt to the changing needs and demands of all their constituents: students, faculty, researchers, staff, graduates and alumni, governance bodies, and the extended community of supporters and stakeholders. Oracle provides products and services to integrate software and hardware systems including database and data warehousing software, enterprise management products, middleware products, storage solutions and consulting services.

Regan Alfonso, National Account Manager - Higher Education & Research



SciQuest delivers cloud-based business automation software solutions that help you manage your spending, suppliers, contracts, sourcing, shopping, inventory, and accounts payable more efficiently. Our business process automation solutions enable greater visibility and compliance organization-wide to help you gain control, optimize efficiencies, and reduce spend.

June Spear, Account Executive



Since its inception, TouchNet has focused on its unwavering commitment to a seamless unification of campus commerce. Today, our products give you superior edge-to-edge campus commerce automation and integration. Rapid development of advanced technologies ensures your campus is always ahead of the curve. Tomorrow brings even more exciting possibilities now that we’re part of the Heartland Campus Solutions initiative.

Serving students and other constituents may be your mission, but securing and processing their payments is your challenge. With rising costs, escalating rules and regulations, and ever-growing student expectations for the latest electronic commerce technology, the job seems to get tougher all the time. We’re here to help—not just as a vendor, but as your commerce partner. We have your student’s best interest at heart, just like you do. We look for opportunities where you can save time and money, improve student services, and better secure payment data. We offer you the broadest range of campus commerce solutions available today and help you successfully navigate a shifting commerce landscape.

Matt McGehee, Regional Sales Manager – Great Lakes Region


Tracy, Inc. provides consulting, system design, implementation and support of data acquisition systems featuring the UltraTime Enterprise time & attendance system. Software modules include Real-Time Trigger based Payroll/HR interfaces, Multiple Positions, Student Work Study Award Tracking, Accrual Benefit Tracking and UltraBadge Enterprise, an integrated ID production system. Data Collection options include web based, IP Phone, biometrics, time clocks and mobile data collection solutions.

Scott A. Mowery, Technical Sales Manager


Dunn Solutions is a digital commerce and business transformation consultancy focused on application development, web/portal spaces, and analytics. We serve clients of all sizes across many industries through offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, Raleigh, and Bangalore, India.

Our Higher Education Analytics Solution utilizes sophisticated business intelligence tools and your existing software. And it comes with all the technology necessary to implement and deliver its powerful dashboard and reporting tools across your departments and locations. Designed for colleges and universities, the Dunn Higher Education Analytics Solution is a web-based reporting solution that integrates and consolidates data from your enterprise administrative software solution, and delivers your key performance indicators (KPIs) to your desktop using dynamic visualizations.

These dynamic visualizations – easy-to-understand speedometers, graphs, tables and alerts – highlight trends, expose problems and offer valuable insight into twenty-five Higher Ed specific metrics.  What’s more, the visualizations offer the capability to change views, change parameters and drill down to a detailed report.  The result: smarter decisions, increased efficiency, lower costs and an improved ability to achieve your strategic goals. 

Get the insight you need to manage effectively.  For more information on Higher Education Analytics Solution, please contact info@dunnsolutions.com.

Jeff Goffinet, U.S. Director of Sales


 cash net

CASHNet is a leading payment technology company that provides secure transaction services to over 700 campuses in higher education, reaching 5 million students nationwide. Our robust suite of solutions rest on a PCI-compliant platform that our skilled technicians seamlessly integrate to adapt to the most challenging higher education environments. Whether it’s to simplify electronic billing, accept payments all over campus, offer flexible tuition payment plans, or create online storefronts, CASHNet fits your everyday campus needs.

Daniel Glass, Senior Account Executive






Blackbaud is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good.  Serving the nonprofit, charitable giving, and education communities for more than 35 years, Blackbaud combines technology solutions and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions.  With the launch of Raiser’s Edge NXT, we’re ushering in a new age of performance and support for our customers: the first truly comprehensive, cloud-based solution built specifically for the needs and desires of the nonprofit community. Smart, scalable, and predictive, Raiser’s Edge NXT is ready to help you grow your constituent base and expand your revenue streams, so you can increase your impact like never before.

Find out more about how we can help your team at www.blackbaud.com.

David Martin





Salesforce for Higher Ed is a set of end-to-end solutions that allow you to connect with constituents in new ways using social, mobile, and cloud technologies. Built for the social and mobile era, Salesforce for Higher Ed enables you to become a Connected Campus, place students at the center of everything you do, and achieve breakthrough performance across the student lifecycle. Leverage Salesforce for recruiting, student success, advancement, marketing, and community engagement.

Doug Barrow, Higher Education Director






Today’s educational institutions face challenges that place ever-increasing demands on their technology infrastructure. Enrollment at many institutions continues to fluctuate, while budgets at many schools are at or declining, which makes getting the most out of technology investments essential. And since most campuses adopt open network infrastructures, network abuse and security threats can start anywhere, driving the need for security teams to be proactive instead of reactive.

The Splunk platform can read data from any source imaginable, including student registration systems, learning management systems, networks, web servers, log files, firewall data, remote sensors, mobile and online learning applications, legacy applications, application servers and structured databases. The Splunk Platform uses untapped machine data to identify problems, risks and opportunities to drive lower costs and provide more effective operations, as well as make educational institutions more secure.

Beth Wolniewicz


Division of Information Technology

118 Pray Harrold

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone: 734.487.3141