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Press Release: Three Rivers Systems shows CAMS Enterprise disruptive academic ERP at MSCHE this week

Philadelphia — December 5, 2012 — Three Rivers Systems Inc. is demonstrating CAMS® Enterprise, the disruptive technology choice for academic management at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education annual conference this week in Philadelphia. A disruptive technology is an innovation creating a new market that “disrupts” an existing one by displacing earlier technology.

Building on the success of last year’s record-breaking conference, MSCHE’s annual meeting will offer practical ideas and exemplary practices through plenary speakers, concurrent sessions and pre-conference workshops. Topics include assessment issues, the self-study process, new federal regulations, follow-up reporting, substantive change and more. According to conference organizers, with increasing demands for greater institutional accountability from government, students, parents and others, these issues have never been more important as higher education faces daily new challenges and disruptions.

Not long ago, higher education was a face-to-face endeavor; now it’s being disrupted by pervasive new methodologies, global technologies, “flipped” classrooms, “gamification” and social media. Ten years ago world economies were stable; in 2012 uncertainty and flux are the “new normal.”

To help address these challenges, MSCHE attendees will have a chance to see powerful, new features in Three Rivers Systems Inc.’s CAMS Enterprise, billed as the “only disruptive academic ERP” capable of meeting the demands of today’s disruptive environment.

According to Three Rivers Systems Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing Jami Morshed, “Higher-education leaders today must do more with less, face unrelenting economic pressures, do more reporting than ever and pay greater attention to metrics measuring student outcomes. All this makes sophisticated business and IT strategies a must,” he said.

“CAMS Enterprise helps institutions achieve maximum efficiency and productivity so they can deliver the ultimate student learning experience, which is every institution’s goal,” Morshed added.

MSCHE accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and internationally.

Three Rivers Systems serves many MSCHE-accredited institutions around the world including Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, in Albany, N.Y.; The American University of Paris, in France; The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, in Kings Point, N.Y.; Valley Forge Military Academy & College, in Wayne, Pa.; Villa Maria College, in Buffalo, N.Y.; and Wilmington University, in New Castle, Del.

About MSCHE
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally. The commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.

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@threerivers-cams.com

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