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AMBASSADOR IN ACTION

We customize course materials and content integration programs for organizations across the education landscape, including online and on-ground programs at career and proprietary colleges, traditional public and private institutions, community colleges, and K-12 schools.

Rooted in technology and driven by a client centric philosophy, we are a one-stop shop simplifying the management and delivery of textbooks, eBooks, custom content, access codes, supplies, kits, devices, school logo merchandise and more, including buybacks. Through our advanced supply chain software, flexible fulfillment processes, and highly available support services, ordering course materials is intuitive, delivery is automatic, and reporting is seamless.

Ambassador simplifies the entire course materials acquisition process.

Simplify

We engineer, develop and manage the entire course materials acquisition process so your students can easily access required resources; your faculty can customize curriculum; and your administrative team can gain key insights to manage, measure and improve outcomes.

Ambassador supports students and faculty.

Support

We help your students navigate the ordering process, while our adoption tools help you and your faculty select the right content. Plus you have a dedicated team of client services professionals, technology gurus, traffic managers, warehouse personnel, and merchandise managers.

Ambassador saves you money and minimizes your expenses.

Save

Lowering your operational and financial risk, we purchase dedicated inventory upfront, minimizing your expenses; our publisher relationships streamline costs; and our expert team means less staffing requirements. You can also generate revenue while we drive down costs.

There is a reason so many institutions turn to us to support their programs. At Ambassador, we value innovation and its role in propelling our solutions to the next level so we can stay ahead of market demand. We value connections, putting the right resources in students’ hands, the right way and at the right price. But most importantly, we value our client partners and the relationships we have built, giving all of us an opportunity to collectively improve the education experience and support student success.

LONGEVITY

years of market leading experience

LOYALTY

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customer retention

AVAILABILITY

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materials available at time of purchase

ACCURACY

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fill accuracy and on time performance

Two of the biggest challenges facing educators are costs and outcomes – how can they deliver an education experience that is affordable and results-driven? At Ambassador, we merge innovation with ideas, delivering the most relevant learning materials through a highly engaging and supportive environment, and in an extremely cost-effective manner.

Here is how we handle it…

Ambassador, Businessmen with red cloth
Ambassador, Businessmen with red cloth

SOLUTIONS THAT PASS THE TEST

Our innovative approach and advanced technologies help individual schools and large campus networks simplify the adoption, management and delivery of all course materials, giving students more choices in how they access required resources. Your institution can deliver an optimized student learning experience and extensive faculty and student support, while also maintaining control and streamlining costs.

Ambassador’s ecosystem showing SourceOne, course materials, management, delivery, advantages

Ambassador’s ecosystem showing SourceOne, course materials, management, delivery, advantagesSourceOne

Our proprietary supply chain technology, SourceOne, is at the core of Ambassador’s solutions, administering all inventory management and course materials transactions. Flexible enough to adapt to your processes, yet powerful enough to scale across your campuses, SourceOne integrates with your Student Information System, Learning Management System and Digital Content Platform, giving students and faculty automatic access to course materials and giving you seamless access to the results. Read More >


Powering Course Materials, Wind powerPowering Course Materials

Through our Online Bookstore, Auto-Fill Solution and Brick & Mortar Bookstore, we maintain and monitor your school’s inventory of textbooks, eBooks, custom content, scrubs, supplies, kits, software, hardware, access codes, and school branded apparel. We even handle buybacks. Safeguards, quality controls, and proven best practices ensure accurate fulfillment, and we can accommodate both “tuition-pay” or “student-pay” models, including school authorized vouchers. Read More >


eBooksPlus, Connecting computers, laptops, mobile devices, smartphoneseBooksPlus

Our turnkey solution provides students with access to eBooks as an alternative or supplement to printed materials. Our knowledgeable team helps you develop an eBook strategy that aligns with your goals and supports the needs of learners, including “student choice” and student default with option to “opt-out”. eBooksPlus is integrated with all of our service models and leading Digital Content Platforms, providing students with Single Sign-On access. Read More >


Print-On-Demand, Options to order printed materialsPrint-On-Demand

We manage the entire eBook and Print-On-Demand (POD) process, from working with the publishers to secure eBook access, to facilitating student orders, payment and fulfillment. Through our eBooksPlus solution, we give students who purchase an eBook the option to also order a low-cost, professionally printed version, giving students more options and flexibility in the way they access their course materials. Read More >


Advisory, Intelligent advice is the answerAdvisory

We understand that each institution is unique, each with its own academic methodologies, business strategies and technical resources. Our Advisory Services consultants, many of whom hail from colleges and universities, ensure your institution has the proper roles and operational processes in place in order to maximize the student experience, simplify administrative tasks and establish a successful program. Read More >

INTEGRATION SERVICES

COMMUNICATE. SHARE. EXPEDITE.

Our technologies are integrated with your institution’s existing software and applications to allow for efficient two-way communications, accurate data sharing and expedited processes. Integrating with leading SIS, LMS, Digital Content Platforms and Publishers, we give students seamless access to course materials through Single Sign-On functionality, while providing administrators with key insights and intelligence to manage, measure and improve programs and outcomes.

Student Information Systems (SIS)

Student Information Systems (SIS)

SourceOne interacts with your school’s SIS to integrate student registration information and bookstore transactions. Our partners include Campus Management (Campus Link Ambassador/CLA), DiamondD, and others.

Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Integrations with leading LMS and student portal providers, including Pearson eCollege/Learning Studio, Blackboard, Angel, Moodle, Desire2Learn, Canvas, Comcourse and others, provides students with Single Sign-On access to the Online Bookstore or their eBooksPlus bookshelf.

Digital Content Platforms

Digital Content Platforms

We assist your team with selecting the most appropriate Digital Content Platform in order to facilitate the integration. Our eBooksPlus is already integrated with several established platforms, including VitalSource.

Publishers

Publishers

We maintain strong relationships with all publishers, providing access to both print and digital course materials. Our partners include Cengage Learning, Elsevier, McGraw Hill, Pearson, and Wiley.

DATA ANALYTIC SERVICES

WORK SMART. SPEND SMARTER.

Our proprietary analytics technology gives you easy access to relevant data so you can apply it in meaningful and actionable ways. After all if you can’t measure your programs, you can’t effectively manage them. Because our solutions integrate with your LMS, SIS, and Digital Content Platform, data is easier to access and manage, and you gain greater visibility into course materials trends, usage and metrics.

Efficiencies, Integrated gearsEfficiencies

We will help you gain deeper insight into your course materials and content integration programs, helping you collect and act on information so you can maximize resources and streamline your processes, while saving time and money. For example, our data analytics can help you expedite student account and invoice reconciliations, and ultimately revenue recognition.

Intelligence, Light bulb, Intelligent solutionsIntelligence

Our technology integrations align student registration information and course materials transactions, increasing data accuracy and reducing data redundancy. You will see exactly what materials students are using and how much students are spending, which will help you forecast titles and usage. You can drill down by type of resource, and precisely estimate costs.

Compliance, Check boxesCompliance

Our solutions include functionality to satisfy the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, and Pell Grant Program Integrity Final Rules. We also maintain SSAE16 SOC I Type II compliance for data security, and help schools leverage data to prove compliance. For example, student spending data can predict Cost of Attendance.

COLLABORATIONS

 

With Ambassador, we are able to provide our students with an education experience that mirrors their priorities – flexibility, accessibility and relevancy.  Ambassador helps us personalize the course materials process in a way that makes the most sense for each individual student.

— Zenith Education Group

We put students at the center of everything we do, and we select vendors who share our student-first philosophy. Ambassador fits this mold, and then some. Ambassador’s eBooksPlus service is not only easy for students to use, but it gives them flexibility and choice in how they like to access their course materials.

— Post University

Our account representatives at Ambassador are really an extension of our own team. They have an intimate understanding of our operations and our goals and they believe in open and regular communication. Ambassador is a stellar example of what it means to be a partner and not just another vendor.

— Centura College

Improving operational processes for colleges and universities is a key priority for us, and the seamless transfer of information between our system and Ambassador’s does just that. We share a vision for helping schools not only do things more efficiently, but more effectively too.

— Campus Management

Ambassador has made a tremendous investment, both financially and operationally, to help shape and secure students’ academic and professional futures. Not only have its contributions to our scholarship fund created incredible opportunities for students to learn and achieve, but its technology and innovative mindset are moving the education industry forward in measurable ways.

—Imagine America Foundation

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

APSCU logo
Blackboard logo
Brightspace logo
Campus Management logo
Canvas logo
Cengage logo
Comcourse logo
Diamond logo
eCollege logo
Elsevier logo
Imagine America Foundation logo
McGraw Hill Education logo
Moodle logo
Pearson logo
VitalSource logo
Wiley logo
Ambassador, Businessman with balloons, Ambassador is a different course materials solution
Ambassador, Businessman with balloons, Ambassador is a different course materials solution

NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

HLC Annual Conference
April 15-18, 2016
Chicago, IL

SACUBO Annual Meeting
April 17-19, 2016
Ashville, NC

Campus Insight
April 21-22, 2016
Orlando, FL

WACUBO
April 24-27, 2016
San Francisco, CA

 

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