AdvanTG Web makes exporting data simpler
Whether it's a loan response or a disbursement roster, one of the tasks most frequently performed using AdvanTG Web is exporting data. TG has incorporated the benefits of today's technologies into AdvanTG Web, making exporting data an easy process.
AdvanTG Web is updated by information received throughout the day and night from many different sources. This includes guarantee responses from TG Loans By Web, other business partners, and TG's new hourly guarantee process.
A fail safe approach
To ensure that all the guarantee responses received are exported, use the Export everything not previously exported feature. The concept is simple and elegant. This feature ensures the customer (school or lender) will always export the data that's needed.
How does it work? Each record that is stored in the AdvanTG Web database has an indicator that is set once the record is exported from AdvanTG Web. Think of the indicator as a checkbox on a grocery shopping list. Once the laundry detergent is in the basket, its checkbox is marked off the list. This way only one box of detergent is purchased. Each time an export is performed AdvanTG Web inspects this indicator. If it is marked, the record is excluded from the export. This ensures that the file created includes every record received since the last export was performed.
To confirm which records were successfully exported, a method of validation is needed. In AdvanTG Web, most processes have corresponding reports that are generated to display the results. This is true with exporting as well. However, for exporting, these steps are done in reverse. First the report is run and then the data is exported. Continuing the grocery shopping analogy, the report would be AdvanTG Web's shopping list before it goes to the market (exports from the database).
For more details on this process or on AdvanTG Web's new hourly guarantee process (see article in Shoptalk Online issue 277), contact a TG school consultant, refer to the AdvanTG Web User Guide or contact TG's Product Support Group at (800) 332-1455 or email@example.com.
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TG's Sunset Review report released
The initial phase of TG's review by the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission (SAC) has been completed. The staff report, including findings and recommendations, concerning TG was published on October 18. The positive report has reaffirmed TG's commitment and ability to efficiently serve its customers, and to provide students and their families with higher education financing and awareness information to help them achieve their education and career goals.
The affirmative report prepares TG for the remaining steps in the Sunset Review process. The SAC will hold a public hearing in November, where public testimony can be offered. The commission will formally adopt the final report, with any changes, in December. Legislation to continue TG in its current form until September 1, 2017 then will be drafted for proposal during the 79th Texas Legislature, which convenes on January 11, 2005.
To view a copy of the SAC's report, visit www.sunset.state.tx.us/whatsnew.htm. To learn more about the Texas Sunset Review process, including how to offer testimony, visit TG's Sunset Review Web page on TG Online at www.tgslc.org/resources/sunset_review.cfm.
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