Standards Provide Greater Visibility into Company’s Services and Results
Melville, NY – March 11, 2013 – Ambassador Education Solutions, experts in powering course materials management and delivery for higher education institutions, received its annual Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE 16 SOC I Type 2). The Ambassador SSAE 16 standard validates the systems and processes that support its clients are suitably designed and operating as expected and effectively.
“Meeting these standards reinforces our commitment to our clients that Ambassador provides solutions that are not only greatly beneficial to their businesses, but are also designed and managed appropriately,” said Steven M. Blicht, Chief Operating Officer of Ambassador. “Our SSAE 16 report provides clients, prospects and strategic partners substantial evidence and greater visibility into our services and results, and it also supports why our business has advanced and grown over the last 40 years.”
The SSAE 16 replaces SAS70 as the standard by which service organizations demonstrate the establishment of effectively designed control objectives and activities via an in-depth audit of the processes related to the services provided to customers. According to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which developed SSAE 16, the standards enable an organization to report on relevant subject matter other than financial statements. Per the standards, Ambassador provides auditors with additional documentation, including a description of its service organization system, details pertaining to the design of the controls, and an assessment of the operating effectiveness of those controls.
Leading this initiative was Ambassador’s Chief Information Officer, Jordan Kaufman, who has extensive experience in the education technology sector, as well as information security compliance. “We are very pleased to have received such a positive SSAE 16 report, as it solidifies our ongoing effort to engineer systems and practices that exceed industry standards and expectations in regard to best practices, while also providing our clients and partners additional assurance that our services are secure and appropriately managed.”
About Ambassador Education Solutions
Since 1973, Ambassador has engineered, developed and implemented customized bookstore and technology solutions for higher education institutions to simplify the adoption, delivery and management of all course materials, including textbooks, eBooks, eResources, custom content, scrubs, kits, supplies and logo apparel. Ambassador’s products and services, which integrate with Student Information Systems, Learning Management Systems and Digital Content Platforms, deliver an optimized student learning experience with extensive student and faculty support, while enabling institutions to maintain control and streamline costs. Ambassador also supplies print, digital and media requirements to libraries worldwide. Ambassador’s proprietary supply chain technology, specialized advisory services, analytic tools and dynamic solutions enable institutions to efficiently fulfill their academic and financial goals. For more information, please visit www.ambassadored.com.
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