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October 15th, 2013
Press Release: Higher-ed leaders grapple with ‘disruptive’ challenges at EDUCAUSE as Three Rivers Systems offers answers
Anaheim, Calif. — October 14, 2013 — Front and center at this year’s annual meeting of higher-education’s top global business-and-technology leaders is the ongoing quest for cures for an inescapable “disruptive” environment challenging colleges and universities around the world.
EDUCAUSE, the annual conference held here this week at the Anaheim Convention Center, is the premier confab for higher-education business-and-IT professionals taking on today’s toughest management and technology issues.
With an agenda dotted with terms and phrases like “change management,” “rethinking business as usual,” “big data,” “data-driven decision making,” “MOOCs,” “flipped classrooms,” “mobile environments” and “adaptive learning,” it’s clear education leaders are seeking innovative technology solutions to outpace a rapidly evolving landscape.
Designed as an opportunity for senior leaders to check out the latest advances in high-tech for higher-ed, EDUCAUSE 2013 gives attendees a chance to see the 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 President and Founder Amir Tajkarimi, “Year in and year out business and IT leaders in higher education are being asked to do more with less while facing unrelenting economic pressures and trying to keep up with rapid changes. They are required to do more reporting than ever and they must pay greater attention to metrics measuring student outcomes, making sophisticated business and IT strategies a must,” he said.
Tajkarimi said CAMS Enterprise Business Analytics, the academic ERP’s powerful business-intelligence feature, gives campus administrators the on-demand data they need in attractive easy-to-use dashboards that simplify and enhance the strategic decision-making process so necessary in today’s unforgiving environment of cost-consciousness and accountability.
“Achieving maximum efficiency and productivity that helps deliver the ultimate student learning experience is every institution’s goal,” Tajkarimi said.
Many forward-thinking EDUCAUSE-member schools are leaders in online education. CAMS Enterprise is also uniquely capable of meeting the special requirements of these programs. Whether it’s having the flexibility to offer semesters, trimesters, serial or concurrent terms all with variable start and end dates, CAMS can be readily configured.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education. EDUCAUSE programs and services are focused on analysis, advocacy, community building, professional development, and knowledge creation because IT plays a transformative role in higher education. EDUCAUSE supports those who lead, manage, and use information technology through a comprehensive range of resources and activities. For more information, visit www.educause.edu.
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), firstname.lastname@example.org