Publication Date: October 20, 2006
Author: G. Kay Jacks, General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid
Summary: Beta Testers Needed for EDExpress for Windows 2007-2008, Release 1.0
Posted on 10-20-2006
The U.S. Department of Education is recruiting schools and servicers for participation in the beta test of EDExpress for Windows 2007-2008, Release 1.0. We are seeking schools and servicers to test the Packaging module and Global functionality (specifically the Document Tracking and User Database features).
Beta test participants download an in-development version of the EDExpress software and test documentation from an FTP site, replicate typical usage of the software in a mock-production environment, report any problems encountered, and submit a summary report detailing test findings and software suggestions for our analysis.
The Release 1.0 beta test will run from November 13 to November 17, 2006. To participate in the test you must be a regular user of the Packaging module and/or a regular user of the Document Tracking and User Database Global EDExpress features.
If you are interested in being considered as a beta test site, please send an e-mail to CPSSAIG@ed.gov no later than November 7, 2006 with the subject line “Attention: EDExpress Release 1.0 Beta Test.” In your e-mail, please provide the following information:
1) School name and TG Number
Participants with a wide variety of processing environments will be selected to ensure the most diverse and thorough testing of the software is performed.
We will send an e-mail to all interested schools by November 8, 2006. 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 2007-2008 a superior software product. We look forward to hearing from you.