Transact Enables Campus Safety with Capacity Management Solution

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Self-service capacity management app helps institutions control capacity, reduce physical touchpoints, and manage social distancing

 In an effort to help higher education institutions adhere to social distancing requirements and keep their students and staff safe on campus, Transact Campus Inc. has developed a Capacity Management solution. With Transact Capacity Management, institutions can manage the number of students in a specific campus area at one time.

 “Our client campuses need new ways to control the flow of their students in dining halls, bookstores, libraries, and more. Transact is delivering new capabilities with our mobile solutions to best serve students, faculty, and staff, and overcome unique challenges presented by social distancing and contactless interaction requirements,” said Erica Bass, vice president of product management at Transact. “Contactless payments and authorized access? Check. Mobile Ordering? Check. And now, our capacity management solution is helping campuses manage reservations for dining halls and book pickup and set limits for crowds to help with schools’ plans for managing their on-campus students.”

With Transact Capacity Management, institutions can manage windows of time for arrivals and max capacity at dining halls, residence halls, and other locations. In addition, students can schedule reservations for dining halls, campus move-in, and course material pickups, and appointments with healthcare providers, advisors, and student help desk assistants. The schools also benefit by controlling capacity limits with events, requiring registration to estimate attendance, and staggering arrival slots.

Transact’s COVID-19 Response Information provides additional resources such as the Five Strategies to Support a Safe Return to Campus eBook and solutions for higher education leaders to support the safe reopening of campuses. To learn more, please visit


About Transact
Through market-leading credential-driven transactions and privileges, and innovative payment solutions, Transact enables a connected experience across the spectrum of student life. We partner with institutions to deliver a mobile-centric, personalized student and family experience both on and off-campus. Our cloud platform and open APIs deliver mission-critical capabilities that support student success—facilitating meaningful student engagement and rich data for keen institutional insight. Transact is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and has served the education community for over 35 years. Visit

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