Karachi School for Business & Leadership selects disruptive CAMS Enterprise ERP to manage campus

St. Louis — January 16, 2013 — Karachi School for Business & Leadership has selected CAMS® Enterprise, the flagship disruptive ERP solution from Three Rivers Systems Inc. as its new academic enterprise resource planning system to manage its entire student lifecycle. A disruptive technology is an innovation creating a new market and value network to “disrupt” an existing market by displacing earlier technology.

Karachi School for Business and Leadership was established when a group of Pakistani business and corporate leaders recognized that Karachi, the business and commercial hub of Pakistan, needed a world-class business school.

Founders envisaged KSBL as a graduate management school offering high-quality, leading-edge programs to the country’s many talented local students as well as those accepted from abroad. Established as a school with a social conscience, KSBL promotes economic and social change by developing leaders who will impact organizations through their expertise and contribute to business excellence by ensuring highly professional and ethical practices in the national and international
market place.

As a relatively new school, KSBL wanted to ensure it had a proper academic-management foundation in place to support its ambitious growth plan. To meet this goal, its academic ERP would have to include modules for registration, LMS, document management, student services, portals and alumni relations. In addition to CAMS Enterprise, the selection committee also looked at Ellucian Banner, Desire2Learn and some local vendors.

“In implementing this ERP, the committee concluded that CAMS’ user-friendly interface, reliability along with strong security features and comprehensive online assistance has really made the life easy for the KSBL MBA team,” Muhammad Khalilullah, head of IT said.

“Three Rivers Systems’ software-as-a-service offering — CAMS Cloud — was a deciding factor, and we are sure that CAMS will help KSBL in achieving one of its key objectives, that of being a world-class institution in Pakistan,” said Associate Dean and Director MBA Program Dr. Rizwan Amin Sheikh.

As other CAMS Enterprise clients report, the SaaS model helps improve cash flow and the service is booked as an operational expense rather than a capital expenditure.

CAMS Enterprise is a unique solution for higher education. Totally browser-based and designed from the ground up to leverage the Web, it is unlike older conventional systems that use the Internet as an afterthought. CAMS is fully optimized for mobile apps, so students and faculty alike can interact with their institutions around the clock from mobile devices on the go, anytime and anywhere.

“Managing the complexities of a premier business college today requires an equally nimble academic ERP solution,” Three Rivers Systems Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Jami Morshed said. “CAMS Enterprise yields much-improved business performance by containing and reducing costs while standardizing and automating business processes. CAMS is a revolutionary system with the power to boost campus-wide productivity today, while preparing institutions for optimum performance tomorrow and generations to come.”

About KSBL
Founded in 2010, Karachi School for Business & Leadership is a business school located in Pakistan’s commercial hub. The school strategically collaborates with the Cambridge Judge Business School to offer MBA degrees and was established under the Karachi Educational Initiative. A modern institution with state-of-the-art facilities and world-class faculty, KSB’s mission is to provide international-standard business education to students and “create a cadre of capable and transformational leaders for Pakistan and the region.”

About CAMS Enterprise
CAMS Enterprise’s disruptive technology makes it a fundamentally different academic ERP unlike all others that were designed for the past and are incapable of operating efficiently in the modern world. CAMS Enterprise is an easy-to-use and implement, totally integrated, Web-native management system with everything in one place — admissions; student information; financial aid; student services; fiscal management with HR and payroll; fund-raising; alumni relations; document management, learning management, a full suite of portals, and more for managing the entire student life cycle. With an out-of-the-box configuration and self-service customization, CAMS Enterprise removes all barriers to success seen with conventional systems. CAMS’ affordable licensing, off-the-shelf configuration and easy implementation translate into the lowest total cost of ownership of any academic ERP while yielding the quickest and highest ROI.

About Three Rivers Systems Inc.
Three Rivers Systems Inc. is the only privately held, independent, debt-free, one-stop company focused solely on high-quality academic ERP solutions exclusively for higher education. For more than 25 years from its St. Louis headquarters, the company is keenly focused on innovation and service to its worldwide customers. Always innovating, the company invests significant revenues back into product R&D to improve existing products while developing new ones so users always get the exact functionality, industry experience and accurate project management they need. Its business model and products are designed to ensure institutional effectiveness, more-efficient business processes, student success and satisfaction.
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Contact: Ron Kalb, Three Rivers Systems Inc., Director of Communications, 636-779-1518 (office), 702-498-8916 (cell), ronk@threerivers-cams.com