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Liaison International acquires Spectrum Edu Solutions

Liaison International has bought Spectrum Edu Solutions, a provider of CRM and marketing solutions for higher education institutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Spectrum Edu’s backers included Polaris Partners and Warburg Pincus.


BOSTON, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Liaison International, the leader in admissions management solutions, today announced that it has acquired Spectrum Edu Solutions, a leading provider of CRM and marketing solutions for higher education institutions. With the addition of Spectrum, Liaison’s offerings now span the entire lifecycle of enrollment management and student marketing and provides the most comprehensive solution on the market.

“Higher education institutions are looking for integrated enrollment management solutions to improve their recruitment efforts, student communications and applicant experience from the applicant’s first interest through their first day on campus,” said Michael Behringer, CEO and President of Liaison. “Spectrum’s CRM and marketing solutions are a natural extension to our admissions platform and will expand our ability to help schools admit the right applicants.”

Liaison has long provided admissions solutions to over 4,500 individual programs, including graduate and undergraduate schools, as well as entire universities. Now, with the addition of Spectrum’s automated student marketing platform, institutions are better able to attract best-fit applicants through meaningful communications and an engaging and holistic application process while streamlining administrative tasks and eliminating administrative overhead.

“Many institutions struggle with having the right tools and enough resources to manage all the critical tasks throughout the admission process,” said Scott Mallen, former President of Spectrum and now President of CRM Solutions at Liaison. “It’s exciting to join the Liaison team because, together, we bring to market a solution that addresses this need. From campaign management and personalized communications, to customizable application forms and verification of student credentials, our combined software, services and data analytics platform sets the standard for best practices in enrollment management and allows admissions staff to focus on what’s most important – building lasting relationships with students.”

A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) site regarding the acquisition will be made available to existing Liaison and Spectrum clients, providing details and background on how the acquisition can benefit their institutions.

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About Liaison
Liaison provides enrollment management solutions to more than 4,500 higher education programs. Over the last 20+ years, we have built strong relationships with educational associations and we power some of the most admired admissions offices in the country with our Centralized Application Service (CAS™) and UniCAS™ solutions. Our comprehensive software, integrated services, and data analytics platform are proven to remove administrative burdens, facilitate more powerful analysis of a program’s applicant pool, and enable experienced admissions staff to focus on the core responsibilities of recruitment and enrollment, to ultimately admit the best-fit applicants to their programs.