Yale University has migrated its meal plan management and transaction processing to CardSmith’s cloud-based platform.
A joint effort with University Dining Services, CardSmith’s cloud platform went live at the start of the fall 2013 semester to kick off the multi-year agreement between CardSmith and the Yale. In addition to providing standard meal plan management services, CardSmith has developed projects tailored to Yale’s specific needs.
CardSmith has enabled Integration with Yale’s “FastTrack” application, displaying occupancy status of campus dining rooms based on live transaction data from CardSmith’s system. This feature enables Yale students to know which dining venues are most and least busy when deciding where to eat.
Also part of the CardSmith integration is online value transfer from bursar accounts. This feature gives students an online interface that enables them to instantly transfer funds to dining accounts on their ID cards via bursar charge.
Automated general ledger settlement will code transactions and enable automated settlement and reporting of debits and credits to University-defined accounting systems. This project is expected to facilitate accounting and reconciliation of purchase transactions between University departments.
A repeat-use meal plan will enable students to use a single meal pass to access one or more dining halls multiple times within the same meal period without using a second unit.
CardSmith’s system also supports real-time expansion of the API library to automate the provisioning of meal plan accounts directly from campus-managed systems of choice.
These projects are expected to be implemented over time, en route to further improving Yale’s dining services.