we make the management and delivery of student course materials and digital content as easy and seamless as possible
“We believe the education vertical continues to have solid growth potential as more students, and specifically adult learners, pursue degrees. We also see tremendous opportunities to continue to implement technology solutions to enhance teaching, learning and administration. Through our proprietary supply chain technology, specialized advisory services, analytic tools and customizable solutions, we make the management and delivery of student course materials and digital content as easy and seamless as possible, giving our customer institutions a complete and cost effective way to get the right course materials into students' hands at the right price,” says Steven M. Blicht, COO.
While the company's foundation was built on traditional bookstore offerings, it has evolved its solution set and vision to include a much wider array of technology and software solutions to support the course materials needs of busy, tech-savvy students, as well as innovative, forward-thinking institutions.
Ambassador serves proprietary and career colleges, as well as traditional public and private institutions. Prior to engaging Ambassador, a school in the U.S. comprising numerous campus locations was decentralized and handled course materials at the individual campus level. Its team initially asked Ambassador to launch a pilot program on several campuses to gauge whether the bookstore operations could be transformed into centrally controlled revenue centers. Ambassador successfully overcame all obstacles, resulting in a broader rollout of the school's services from an initial ten campuses to over 90 campuses today.
Going forward, Ambassador plans to continue building on its SourceOne proprietary technology platform and management interface to provide additional benefits to students and schools alike, which may include greater on-the-go access to resources; improved administrative controls; enhanced booklist adoption and management processes; deeper integrations; and more reporting, forecasting and analytics functionality.