Canadian University of Dubai goes live on CAMS Enterprise in 6 months though other ERPs usually take twice as long

St. Louis — August 19, 2013 — In fewer than six months, Canadian University of Dubai has implemented 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.

CUD tweeted the news to students that admissions and registration had gone live. Although some academic ERP implementations can take years, a defining advantage of CAMS® Enterprise is its rapid and hassle-free installation. Unlike other systems, CAMS Enterprise is a fully integrated, 100-percent Microsoft solution that can be up and running in months.

Implementation covers the process of installing and setting-up CAMS Enterprise, converting and importing the institution’s data and training the school’s staff for a successful launch.

In selecting CAMS Enterprise over Ellucian Banner last February, Dubai-based CUD signaled a desire for a fundamentally different academic ERP systems built for the 21st century from the ground up with the latest Microsoft technology.

CUD’s selection committee lauded CAMS’ major functional and feature areas such as ease of use, strong admissions, registration and financial-aid packages, degree-audit and billing modules, a variety of portals and business analytics tools. 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.

Canadian University of Dubai Chief Advancement Officer Chris Savard said references for CAMS Enterprise were impeccable and unanimously positive. “Prestigious international clients like Hult International Business School, The American University of Paris and The Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi all had rave reviews about the CAMS product and Three Rivers Systems’ customer support. Now we know why,” he said.

About The Canadian University of Dubai
The Canadian University of Dubai (CUD), an initiative of Emirates Investment and Development PSC, offers programs ranging from Bachelor and Master degree programs, professional certificates, corporate training, etc. from its campus. From September 2012, it will offer a newly accredited Arabic program in English Language and Translation. CUD is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and has affiliations with reputed and well-known international universities and institutions from Canada, France, Ireland and USA. CUD provides education services at the Tertiary Level, providing a gateway for students to pursue Higher Education in Canada by providing high-quality education in the UAE. CUD attracts students from across the globe with over 86 different nationalities currently pursuing degrees in various disciplines.

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),

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