Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia selects disruptive CAMS Enterprise ERP to power expansion, new directions

St. Louis — May 29, 2013 — Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, which educates bachelors-prepared Registered Nurses to be Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists — or CRNAs — has chosen CAMS Enterprise, the flagship disruptive academic management solution from Three Rivers Systems Inc. as its new enterprise resource planning system. A disruptive technology is an innovation creating a new market and value network to “disrupt” an existing market by displacing earlier technology.

For more than 60 years, MTSA has run most operations with manual business processes and little automation. As the school reached a turning point in its evolution and looked to increase enrollment while adding programs — including the new Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Degree — senior management sought to upgrade its systems.

An MTSA selection committee recommended CAMS Enterprise after evaluating a variety of programs. As deciding factors, the committee cited CAMS Enterprise’s ease of use and the need to invest only in a single, totally integrated package to fully automate the school. In addition, CAMS ability to support program and curriculum expansion carried additional weight in the decision.

Director of Operations Sam Minten headed the selection team. “We were extremely impressed with the time Three Rivers Systems invested in learning about our school and how well they understood our academic and business-operation needs,” he said. “Their deep experience with higher education institutions in health care and numerous excellent health-care references made it clear to us that Three Rivers Systems could be a key partner in helping us achieve our strategic expansion goals.”

CAMS Enterprise is a fundamentally different academic ERP system built for the 21st century from the ground up with the latest Microsoft technology.

CAMS provides everything institutions need to manage the entire student lifecycle, including: online applications; registration and payment; business analytics; mobility; integrated financial aid; built-in degree audit; built-in portals; government-mandated reports and much more.

About Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
MTSA was founded by Bernard V. Bowen, CRNA as a program of Madison College, Madison, Tennessee, as a place for bachelors prepared Registered Nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). The School is one of the largest of its kind and has been in continuous operation since 1950. MTSA is particularly recognized for its students’ success in board pass rates, and volumes of both clinical cases and clinical case hours regularly exceeding by at least double the recommended and required minimums. MTSA is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization with a mission to “provide a Christian, Seventh-day Adventist learning environment that fosters the pursuit of truth, excellence in and access to graduate nurse anesthesia education, and a life of service.” MTSA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), and the Tennessee Board of Nursing (TBN). More than 1,450 CRNA graduates provide high-quality anesthesia services throughout the United States and in many parts of the world. www.mtsa.edu.

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), ronk@threeriverssystems.com

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