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Availability of Quality Analysis Tool for Windows 2000-2001, Version 1.0

Publication Date: 01/03/ 2001

Author: PSS | Program Systems Service

Summary: Availability of Quality Analysis Tool for Windows 2000-2001, Version 1.0

Posted on January 03, 2001

TO: All Destination Points
FROM: U.S. Department of Education
RE: Beta Testers Needed for EDExpress for Windows 2001-2002, Version 7.1

The U.S. Department of Education is recruiting schools and servicers for participation in the beta test of the upcoming EDExpress for Windows 2001-2002, Version 7.1. Schools and servicers are needed to test the 2001-2002 Direct Loan module.

Beta test participants will download the software from an FTP site along with detailed test procedures. Participants are then asked to replicate their typical use of the software in a mock-productional environment, report any problems encountered, and submit a summary report detailing their testing experience for ED analysis.

Version 7.1 beta testing is scheduled to take place January 22 through February 9, 2001.

If you are interested in being considered as a beta test site for the EDExpress Version 7.1 Direct Loan module, please send an email to CPS@NCS.COM to the attention of "EDExpress 7.1 Beta Testing" and provide the following information:

1) School name and address
2) School type (4-year public university, 2-year private college, proprietary/trade school, etc.)
3) Primary and Secondary testing contact names, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses
4) TG# identifier
5) Windows operating system version(s) and PC environment (network/standalone)
6) Network type and version, if applicable
7) Modules/features/tools you currently use in EDExpress (please provide specific details, such as Document Tracking, Direct Loan External Add Imports, User Database, etc.)
8) Do you only use EDExpress alone or in combination with your mainframe or a 3rd party software?
9) Printer type and version, and if printer is standalone or networked
10) FTP download capability (I.E. Can you upload/download files from an FTP server?)
11) Your school's average number of Title IV applicants per year

The Department and CPS Customer Service will select participants with a wide variety of processing environments to ensure the most diverse and thorough testing of the software is performed.

CPS Customer Service will call or e-mail all interested schools by January 16, 2001. If your school is selected, further information will be provided at that time.

We thank you for your interest in helping make EDExpress for Windows 2001-2002 a superior software product. We look forward to hearing from you.

Last Modified: 01/02/2001