Frequently Asked Questions
What is APLnextED?
APL nextED is a comprehensive, fully integrated Academic Operations Platform. We offer the only enterprise operations platform designed specifically for academic teams, including faculty, staff and administrators. The platform allows flexible integration with an institution’s existing LMS and SMS data to track true metrics on faculty and student success.
Why does my institution need another system?
APL nextED’s comprehensive platform provides one hub to organize all of your institution’s data, often eliminating the need for other point solutions and streamlining data operations. You can read more about the differences between platforms and point solutions here.
How does APL nextED integrate into my institution’s current system?
APL nextED offers two methods of integration: file import/export or API connections. Institutions can leverage either method to integrate APL with other systems on campus such as the SIS, LMS, HR and payroll software. APL nextED can also integrate with your SSO provider. Users will access their APL account using their institution granted SSO credentials.
How much will I save if I switch to APL nextED?
APL nextED is the only comprehensive and integrated application on the market today that allows institutions to manage everything from faculty data, staffing, contracting, compensation, evaluations and more all in one system. Many institutions choose to replace their faculty information system with APL or integrate their FIS with APL. Contact us to request our ROI calculator tool to calculate your total savings when you implement our operations platform..
How long does it take to implement the platform?
Our Integration and Implementation process can be completed in as little as 60 days. The process is divided into 10 steps consisting of web conference meetings with the APL Implementation Team and clear takeaway tasks designed to be completed by your launch team.
Does APL nextEd software work for large institutions?
APL nextED can be implemented at institutions of any size. The platform creates efficiencies in operations and cost savings at large and small institutions alike.
How does APL nextED compare to other Academic Operation systems?
APL nextED is currently the only comprehensive academic operations platform (AOP) on the market. APL’s modules are all integrated into one centralized solution. Our commitment to our partners separates us from other software vendors. We have a committed team of partner support managers who will consult with your team to ensure a successful implementation and continued use of the system. Our measure of success is your success!
Does APLnextED offer user training?
Yes, we provide extensive user training. Our institution partners work with APL nextED team members to learn how to most effectively use the APL platform. We offer guided video tutorials and other hands-on user training. We are always working with our partners to make our platform easier to use and more intuitive.
What kind of security options does APL nextED offer?
Security and data safety are one of the highest priorities of APL. Advanced monitoring, logical backups, intrusion detection, vulnerability scans, centralized log aggregation, user activity monitoring, secure coding practices, extended validation SSL encryption, employee access procedures and regular password rotation are among the many procedures and policies in place to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive user information. APL does not store sensitive billing information at all, and is, therefore, an exception from advanced PCI evaluations and attestations.
Do all of my faculty members and employees need to download APL nextED?
No, APL nextED is a SaaS software. This means users can access our program from anywhere making it the perfect solution for remote and on-campus teams.
My Institution already uses another faculty information system. Why switch to APL nextED?
APL nextED is the only comprehensive and integrated application on the market today that allows institutions to manage everything from faculty data, staffing, contracting, compensation, evaluations and more all in one system. Many institutions choose to replace their faculty information system with APL or integrate their FIS with APL.
Can custom features be added?
We welcome all partner feedback! Our service desk allows super admin users to submit New Feature Requests which will be considered for development by the APL nextED team.