Mercury Tools are included at no cost and allows you to fully customize and configure your entire system including both the student facing and staff facing functions.
Our Mercury Tools not only allow you the convenience to configure and customize every page and process in the system, they also provide you the components to custom build processes you need to have within a single system. We call these custom-built entities “Mercury Business Processes - MBP’s” allowing you to operate your business more efficiently.
Our experience has shown us that Mercury customers have used these Mercury Tools to bring many unique external business processes within the Mercury solution. Our Tools also allow you to easily import Mercury Business Processes that others have built. Imagine speaking with a colleague about online staff hiring processes (see University of Houston example), or key management (see University of South Florida example) and being able to borrow their Mercury Business Process (MBP) and within minutes launch it live at your school! Even better, you can quickly edit these to match your wording, your branding and your processes.
That’s the power and cost savings of Mercury Tools and peer to peer sharing of MBPs.
Thousands of dollars have been spent annually by institutions just like yours, requesting custom development work by their software vendor, for functionality that is not delivered ‘out of the box’.
We’ve turned that model upside down, saving you time and money!
Here are just a few recent client comments about their experience with Mercury Tools!
Mercury is very customizable. With the use of the many tools provided in Mercury, I was able to create a process to manage our student lock-outs online. The process tracks lock-outs, automatically sends students correspondence each step of the process and allows our accounting coordinator to bulk charge for the lock-outs. This is completely through Mercury and takes much less time than our paper process and is much more efficient with tracking.
Sandy Morgan, Systems Administrator
Mercury works right “out of the box” to do everything you would expect a housing management system to do. The best part of Mercury, however, is that it allows plenty of flexibility for “outside the box thinking”. We have taken advantage of the vast customization options to integrate many of our business processes within Mercury, using Mercury Tools.
Joshua O. Marjenka, Housing Assignments Coordinator
Loyola University Chicago
Not only has Mercury Tools allowed us to build housing agreement processes that match our business practices, but we were able to create an online scheduler for move-in volunteers.
Andrew Naylor, Associate Director, Housing
Florida International University
Mercury Tools gives us the autonomy to create bespoke processes to meet the specific needs of our student population. We are enabled by Mercury to constantly evolve and develop our processes, enhancing both the student and staff user experience and allowing us to move all our business processes into one place. We no longer have to rely on spreadsheets or other documents.
Lisa Winter, Assistant Head of Accommodation
University of Greenwich
Mercury is not a software package just for Housing, but for the entire University. Through effective management of users combined with customized roles that can be designed and deployed by campus-based Mercury administrators, the resources of Mercury can be accessible to a wide range a staff across all units of the University and its third party partners (if approved by the University). Using Mercury Tools, you can provide targeted information, reports, processes, and operations to provide the power and flexibility of Mercury to the entire campus resulting in a true enterprise wide software solution.
David Kloiber, Assistant Director
University of South Florida