San Diego — April 9, 2013 — In promoting its annual Academic Resources Conference, WASC, the academic accreditation body for the western U.S., describes today’s higher-education landscape as facing “disruptions at every turn — the changes and challenges seem to come at warp speed.”
Taking a fight-fire-with-fire approach, one exhibitor at the prestigious technology show for colleges and universities, this year in San Diego, says the best answer to this disruptive environment is its equally “disruptive” academic ERP.
According to Three Rivers Systems Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Jami Morshed, colleges and universities face new challenges requiring them to improve business performance, to standardize and automate business processes and keep pace with an unforgiving environment of reporting and accountability — all this, while doing more with less.
“Senior leadership has never been more vital to the success of higher education than it is today,” Morshed said. “Higher-education leaders face unrelenting economic pressures, they do more reporting than ever and they must pay greater attention to metrics measuring student outcomes. All this makes sophisticated business strategies and technology a must. Simply put, to overcome disruptive events, they need disruptive technologies to manage their academic and business operations,” he added.
Morshed said CAMS Enterprise Business Analytics, the academic ERP’s powerful business-intelligence feature, gives campus business leaders the on-demand data they need in attractive easy-to-use dashboards that simplify and enhance the strategic decision-making process so necessary in today’s unforgiving environment of cost-consciousness and accountability.
“Achieving maximum efficiency and productivity that helps deliver the ultimate student learning experience is every institution’s goal,” Morshed said.
Today’s higher-education institutions have more data than ever, more decisions to make, and the need to ensure productivity and continual mission focus. CAMS Enterprise Business Analytics delivers quick access to easy-to-understand information so they can achieve maximum efficiency and productivity in decision- making — keeping the institution focused on student satisfaction and results.
Dashboards and reporting go hand-in-hand to provide clear insight into an institution’s operations, but reporting is often a key challenge for institutions. With some systems, users confront the challenge of complex report-writing software and data spread across multiple databases, making it difficult to do their jobs. Users become heavily dependent on IT departments just to get information out of the system.
CAMS excels in all types of reporting because it is built on a secure, single shared Microsoft SQL database that serves all major departments and portals. With point-and-click reporting simplicity, CAMS makes the right data available to the right people at the right time, empowering administrative staff and freeing up IT resources for more valuable contributions.
So, all system-wide data is always available in real-time for any report. Thanks to CAMS Enterprise’s simplified yet “disruptive” architecture institutions using CAMS enjoy quick and widespread adoption by students, faculty and staff.
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges — ACS WASC — is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States and extends its services to more than 4,500 public, independent, church-related and proprietary schools. WASC accreditation recognizes schools that meet an acceptable level of quality, in accordance with established, research-based WASC criteria.
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.
Contact: Ron Kalb, Three Rivers Systems Inc., Director of Communications, 636-779-1518 (office), 702-498-8916 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org http://tinyurl.com/TRS-at-WASC