St. Louis — October 29, 2013 — Three Rivers Systems Inc. is demonstrating CAMS® Enterprise, the “disruptive” technology choice for academic management at the Missouri Community College Association annual meeting this week in St. Louis. A disruptive technology is an innovation creating a new market that “disrupts” an existing one by displacing earlier technology.

A statewide organization with 34 member community colleges, MCCA advocates common agendas while providing education, information and networking opportunities for Missouri’s 5,700 community college faculty, staff, administrators and trustees.

Community colleges across the country are a popular choice given their many 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.

Caught between rising demand and shrinking funding, 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 MCCA 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 President and Founder Amir Tajkarimi 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.”

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

About MCCA
The Missouri Community College Association is a statewide organization through which Missouri’s community colleges work together to advance common agendas. MCCA provides advocacy, education, information and networking opportunities in service of the state’s 5,700 community college faculty, staff, administrators and trustees.

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 for colleges and universities of all sizes.

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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