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Enterprise Hive Announces edu Solutions Community on


Enterprise Hive is pleased to unveil the edu Solutions Community, which will enable colleges and universities to have private online conversations about vendor solutions, experiences with vendors and the quality of vendor services. Sponsored by Ball State University and hosted on, the community will help colleges and universities share and find much-needed unbiased information about specific vendors and products quickly.

Until now, colleges and universities have been concerned about discussing vendors and products on-line. Often, vendors monitor on-line conversations and use aggressive tactics to follow up with individuals posting questions, reviews and concerns. “With edu Solutions, individuals no longer have to worry about vendor oversight. With the powerful User Management Features of the HiveSocial platform, we are easily able to provide a Vendor Free Zone to higher education,” says Lauren Hart Piper, VP of Product Management and Marketing at Enterprise Hive.

The only way to gain access to edu Solutions is by invitation or approval. With this level of security, individuals will be comfortable providing candid reviews on specific vendors, products and services. In addition to space for forum type discussion, edu Solutions Community members can rate posts and comment on the posts that others make.

edu Solutions has two sub-communities dedicated to products and vendors in which members can provide reviews and rate comments. The first, focused on products, includes areas to discuss products related to communications and notification, CRM, e-learning, housing and student life, mobile payment processing, portals, and reporting and analytics. The second is vendor conversation community focused and organized for discussion about any vendor providing product and services to higher education.


In order to gain access to these exclusive sub-communities, individuals must first be registered members on Profile information must include verifiable full-time higher education employment, as well as a higher education email address and a profile picture. Representatives from Ball State University will verify eligibility for access and will grant or deny permission. Use of the communities is free.

Institutions interested in working with Ball State University to provide moderation support may contact Loren Malm at for information or an invitation.

About Enterprise Hive, LLC
Enterprise Hive, LLC provides social knowledge software solutions and an enterprise-class social business software platform and solutions to meet the needs of education and government organizations and corporations that serve them. Enterprise Hive is headquartered in Irvington, Virginia.

About is the leading higher education collaboration community and is powered by Enterprise Hive’s best in class social business software platform, HiveSocial . edu1world is the number one online collaboration community for higher education administrators and technology vendors to connect, discuss, and share knowledge and best practices centered on education technology and learning tools.

About Ball State University
Ball State University is redefining education by providing relevant immersive learning experiences that engage high-caliber students in intense, interdisciplinary projects both in and out of the classroom. Located in Muncie, Indiana, a midsized city one hour northeast of Indianapolis, Ball State’s vibrant campus is home to about 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the country and abroad. Learn more at


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