Florida Polytechnic University selects Three Rivers Systems’ innovative CAMS Enterprise to launch its 2014 opening

St. Louis — December 19, 2013 — With a STEM-based learning strategy, a post-space-age dome-like inaugural building designed by an internationally renowned architect and set in a scenic lake-side eco-system, nascent Florida Polytechnic University is uniquely positioned as a model for innovative, next-generation higher education.

It’s no wonder then that Florida Poly has selected Three Rivers Systems Inc.’s CAMS® Enterprise, the innovative, integrated, intelligent ERP academic management software system, to help open its doors in August 2014 and to prepare for anticipated growth. Florida Poly chose CAMS Enterprise over Ellucian, Campus Management and others.

Located in Lakeland, Fla., along Florida’s I-4 High Tech Corridor, Florida Poly is the newest member of the State University System of Florida and is the state’s 12th public university. Built around cutting-edge technology and focused only on applied research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, Florida Poly’s curriculum will include business management and leadership. Preparing graduates to compete in a global- innovation marketplace will be a priority.

Florida Poly Chief Operating Officer Ava Parker recently told the Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger newspaper the school can grow to be a first-class university. “We have a clean slate, and a much better understanding of how fast technology changes. We are building a university that is nimble, and it will be able to adapt to a changing environment. As legacy universities grow, they have to change and undo old systems in order to be competitive. Florida Poly will start with state-of-the-art tools and a platform that supports change.”

CIO Tom Hull calls CAMS Enterprise “a perfect fit” for Florida Polytechnic University. “We looked at a lot of choices,” he said, “and it’s clear that only Three Rivers Systems offers the kind of innovation, total integration, timely implementation and robust functionality we demand. Their in-depth knowledge of higher education business-process best-practices acquired during the past 28 years will be extremely valuable to us as well.”

Hull, who most recently served as CIO at New York City’s Pace University, often calls upon his business experience with IBM Global Services for directional guidance. “We’re building something unique, cutting-edge and quite special here,” he said. “So we need a reliable, academic ERP that can implement quickly and easily scale with us as we grow,” he added.

Three Rivers Systems President and Founder Amir Tajkarimi said he believes CAMS Enterprise is the best change-agent available and ideal solution for Florida Poly.

”We strive to make a comprehensive academic management solution that liberates colleges and universities from the administrative labyrinth of complicated software systems. Our mission is to empower people to succeed and achieve their educational goals and dreams. This makes an advanced institution like Florida Polytechnic University an ideal partner for us,” Tajkarimi said.

Tajkarimi added that Three Rivers Systems works hard to offer a solution allowing institutions of higher education of all sizes and all Carnegie categories around the world to expend their energies on learning and the common good in partnership with their communities — so they are not forced to spend precious resources on unnecessary administrative software and can say good-bye to outmoded systems.

“With CAMS Enterprise institutions automate their entire student lifecycle, including manual business processes, which allows them to conduct instantaneous sophisticated business analysis so important to today’s strategic planning initiatives,” he said.

About Florida Polytechnic University
Florida Polytechnic is the state’s 12th public university and the newest member of the State University System of Florida. Dedicated exclusively to applied research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), its curriculum will also emphasize business management and leadership to ensure students graduate with the knowledge and experience needed to help businesses compete in a global innovation market. Located in Lakeland along Florida’s I-4 High Tech Corridor, Florida Poly’s inaugural class begins August 2014, and admissions for freshmen, transfer and graduate students are currently underway.

About CAMS Enterprise
CAMS Enterprise’s disruptive technology makes it a fundamentally different academic ERP designed for 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.

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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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