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Press Release: IAU College of Medicine, in West Indies, selects disruptive CAMS Enterprise ERP to manage campus

St. Louis — December 19, 2012 — International American University College of Medicine has selected CAMS® Enterprise, the flagship disruptive ERP solution from Three Rivers Systems Inc. as its new academic enterprise resource planning system to manage its entire student lifecycle. A disruptive technology is an innovation creating a new market and value network to “disrupt” an existing market by displacing earlier technology.

IAU College of Medicine is a private medical school located in Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia, West Indies in the Caribbean. IAU graduates earn a Doctor of Medicine degree.

IAU offers a state-of-the-art curriculum in medical education, using the latest technology and teaching methods based on the U.S. model and is delivered via small classes by a team of expert faculty working closely and personally with students. Through numerous collaborations with health-care organizations, academic medical institutions and other key stakeholders, IAU has played a major role in the development of the health-and-education infrastructure in St. Lucia, providing training and education for hundreds of health-care professionals and students around the world.

IAU previously relied on an amalgam of systems and manual processes to manage its student lifecycle.

According to Dr. Mark Slivkoff, Ph.D., IAU’s dean of academic affairs, this patchwork created significant challenges. “We had a serious lack of integration between system modules and had to rely on manual entry of application information,” he said. Add to that a lack of reporting and no financial-aid functionality plus an inability to process online payments, and it was clear they needed a change.

“We didn’t have any electronic document management or student or faculty portals; and managing clinical rotations was also a major headache,” he added. Dr. Slivkoff said the IAU selection committee was impressed by CAMS Enterprise’s overall ease of use; strong registration and degree-audit modules; and critically important, its ability to support the college’s clinical rotations.

In selecting CAMS Enterprise over Empower Software Solutions and eCampuslynx, IAU also cited Three Rivers Systems’ cloud offering as a plus. As many other clients report, the SaaS — or software as a service — model helps improve cash flow and the service is booked as an operational expense rather than a capital expenditure.

CAMS Enterprise is a unique solution for higher education. Totally browser-based and designed from the ground up to leverage the Web, it is unlike older conventional systems that use the Internet as an afterthought. CAMS is fully optimized for mobile apps, so students and faculty alike can interact with their institutions around the clock from mobile devices on the go, anytime and anywhere.

About IAUCOM
Founded in 2003, International American University College of Medicine is located in the heart of the Caribbean Islands in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia, West Indies. The university is chartered and authorized by the government of St Lucia to confer various undergraduate and postgraduate degrees including the Doctor of Medicine degree. IAUCOM offers a state-of-the-art curriculum in medical education, using the latest technology and teaching methods based on the U.S. model and delivered by a team of expert faculty. Through collaborations with health care organizations, academic medical institutions and other key stakeholders, IAUCOM has played a major role in the development of the health-and-education infrastructure in St. Lucia and has provided training and education for hundreds of health-care professionals and students around the world. IAU College of Medicine is chartered and licensed in Saint Lucia. The university is listed in the FAIMER International Medical Education Directory and in the AVICENNA Directory for medicine.

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.

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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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