Three Rivers Systems shows ‘disruptive’ CAMS Enterprise at community college annual convention in San Francisco

San Francisco — April 19, 2013 — Three Rivers Systems Inc. is demonstrating CAMS® Enterprise, the disruptive technology choice for academic management at the American Association of Community Colleges’ 93rd annual convention next week in San Francisco. A disruptive technology is an innovation creating a new market that “disrupts” an existing one by displacing earlier technology.

Innovation has always been the hallmark of the community college, according to AACC, and this year’s convention slated for April 20-23 with its theme “Bridging to Excellence: Reimagining the Community College,” aims to help prepare two-year colleges for higher education’s ever-changing disruptive environment.

AACC believes these institutions are being challenged as never before: to help more students compete; to meet the needs of business and industry; to fix dysfunctional remedial programs; and to provide a more substantive learning experience for an increasingly diverse student population.

In a time of constrained resources, AACC asks community colleges how they can take their institutions to a new level of excellence in meeting student needs and rising public expectations.

Indeed, community colleges across the country are a popular choice given the multitude of benefits for students: cost savings from lower tuition fees and being able to live at home; smaller classes and a focus on individualized instruction; more time to decide on a major and to try new areas of interest; closer to family and community support and full- or part-time jobs; as well as access to niche training programs to accommodate local job markets.

Positioned between a convergence of rising demand and falling funding as they are, community colleges must find innovative ways to meet this disruptive environment head-on. These and other issues are described in a white paper Three Rivers Systems is offering without charge to AACC attendees this week.

Titled “Community Colleges Do More With Less,” the white paper documents how two-year colleges have emerged as a popular, affordable results-driven choice in the new economics of higher education.

“To keep pace with disruptive events, community colleges need a disruptive technology to manage their academic and business operations, Three Rivers Systems Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Jami Morshed said. “They need CAMS Enterprise, which is a 21st century academic management system that’s unlike other academic ERPs that are based on antiquated technology.”

Morshed added that CAMS Enterprise is especially valuable in leveraging limited assets for community colleges due to its unmatched ability to increase productivity and ROI.

Three Rivers Systems serves many two-year colleges across the U.S., including Rich Mountain Community College, in Mena, Ark.; Clinton Community College near Plattsburgh, N.Y.; Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore, Wis.; and Frank Phillips College, near Amarillo, Texas.

About AACC
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Association of Community Colleges is a national organization representing nearly 1,200 U.S. community, junior and technical colleges and their more than 13 million students. Community colleges are the largest sector of higher education, enrolling almost half of all U.S. undergraduates.

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),