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Credentials Solutions and Scrip-Safe International Finalize Merger

January 20, 2015

NORTHFIELD, IL - The two leading companies in the college transcript delivery industry said today the planned merger they announced in September has been successfully finalized and completed.

The merger creates the single largest service provider of transcripts to colleges, universities, students and alumni at hundreds of schools nationwide by officially uniting Northfield, IL-based Credentials Solutions and eSCRIP-SAFE, a division of Loveland, OH-based SCRIP-SAFE® International Inc.

Under the terms of the agreement, Credentials Solutions will integrate the eSCRIP-SAFE Division of SCRIP-SAFE International into its unit of operations to form Credentials eScrip-Safe.  The announcement was made jointly by Credentials Solutions CEO Thomas McKechney and SCRIP-SAFE Security Products Inc. President and CEO Joe Orndorff. 

The newly formed company, which begins operations effective immediately, will provide the safe, easy and secure delivery of transcripts to colleges, universities, students, alumni and other organizations through a FERPA compliant ordering platform. The new entity will be headquartered in Northfield, IL, with additional service and operations centers in Ohio and Nevada.

“With this merger, we are now the largest outsource transcript provider in the marketplace. Our commitment to provide service, innovation and security to our client institutions and their students and alumni is stronger than ever, and we are now also the industry leader in technological innovation, product quality and customer service,” McKechney said in making the announcement.

Orndorff added, “Credentials eScrip-Safe now offers the broadest range of transcript automation tools in the industry featuring Credentials’ groundbreaking advanced automation tool, RoboRegistrar®, as well as the recently introduced APIs from Ellucian™. Regardless of which SIS platform an institution uses, Credentials eScrip-Safe will have a solution.” 

Credentials eScrip-Safe offers a wide range of transcript services to satisfy the ordering, automation and fulfillment needs of colleges and universities both domestically and internationally. The company provides the largest vetted, secured, single sign-on electronic transcript delivery network in the nation, as measured by institutional enrollment in the postsecondary education market. Credentials eScrip-Safe now will serve a client base of over 800 client institutions and an estimated 5.3 million students. In addition, the merged company will boast a network approaching 3,000 electronic transcript receivers.

About Credentials eScrip-Safe
Credentials eScrip-Safe develops innovative transcript solutions to fit the unique needs of Higher Education. RoboRegistrar® has been automating transcript processing since 2003, while an expansive network of senders and receivers allows students, alumni, institutions and organizations to exchange PDF, EDI and XML formats. Coupling this electronic transcript reach with print and mail service eRoboMail® streamlines the entire transcript process from ordering through fulfillment. As a service company, all solutions are supported with dedicated Client Relationship Managers for institutions and world-class Customer Service Representatives answering student and alumni inquiries. While some transcript vendors believe they are entitled to business, Credentials eScrip-Safe earns it every day, by constantly evolving and providing unmatched innovation, automation, optimization, security and service.

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