Baruch College is located in one of New York City’s most desirable business neighborhoods, Midtown Manhattan. Close to Wall Street and a large number of global headquarters of large firms and Fortune 500 companies. Baruch offers undergraduate and graduate programs to its 15,500 students through three acclaimed schools: the School of Public Affairs, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Zicklin School of Business.
Since the late 90s, Baruch College has used the AMAG Technology Symmetry™ Security Management System to secure its three campuses. Recently, new construction and expansion forced Baruch to review its security system. Baruch installed Symmetry Professional and soon learned they would need more capacity. A seamless upgrade to Symmetry Enterprise version 6 to manage its 29,000 card holders provided the perfect fit.
The Symmetry Security Management System integrates with the Baruch student database system, Banner. When a new student is entered into the Banner system, the database automatically imports and populates the Symmetry database. Any changes to a student record are also imported directly to Symmetry. This saves a tremendous amount of time as student cards can be printed and distributed immediately without the need to re-key student information. If a student drops out or graduates at the end of the semester, a change to the Banner system will import directly into the Symmetry Security Management System. The student access level is immediately updated to inactive in the Symmetry system.
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