St. Louis — August 29, 2012 — To manage operational complexities created by burgeoning student enrollment, an expanding online program and five teaching sites in three states, The King’s University has chosen Three Rivers Systems Inc.’s CAMS® Enterprise, the disruptive technology choice, as its new academic management system.
A disruptive technology is an innovation creating a new market that “disrupts” an existing one by displacing earlier technology.
To replace its GradPro system with a Web-based solution, the Van Nuys, Calif.-based nondenominational university picked CAMS Enterprise rather than more-conventional providers such as Blackbaud and Populi, which are unable to match CAMS’ out-of-the-box configuration, self-service customization, total integration and growth capacity.
Vice President of Student Services Donald Brubaker said references from affiliated universities using CAMS Enterprise were excellent.
“People we know and trust couldn’t say enough good things about Three Rivers Systems, its software solution, customer support and integrity,” Brubaker said. “When we saw how much advanced, integrated functionality we could get at a better price, we were certain CAMS Enterprise was the right choice.”
Brubaker said the university’s previous system couldn’t keep up with its expanding, complex multi-site needs and that a promised Web solution never materialized. He said The King’s University struggled with multiple third-party systems, an inability to conduct online registration and problems with its learning management system.
“With teaching sites in Northern and Southern California, Colorado and Texas, we need a Web-based system that’s completely interconnected. CAMS Enterprise is built around a single database, so once student information is entered into the system, it can be shared safely and securely among authorized users,” Brubaker said. “CAMS also gives us the business-intelligence tools we need to run our operations more efficiently while allowing us to plan for the future.”
CAMS Enterprise Business Analytics, its sophisticated business-intelligence feature, empowers faculty, administrators, department heads and others to get 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.
Colleges and universities around the world are saving hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in many other ways with CAMS Enterprise while their huge increases in productivity allow them to focus their resources on better serving students.
The King’s University’s expanding online programs and course offerings made CAMS Enterprise particularly appealing. CAMS Enterprise is uniquely capable of meeting the special requirements of online 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.
CAMS provides everything colleges and universities need to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruitment; marketing; online applications; block-and-sequence registration; registration and payment; integrated financial aid; built-in degree audit; outcome tracking; built-in portals; mandated reports and much more.
Higher-education administrators have diverse and demanding duties focused on aligning greater institutional goals and strategies with day-to-day business operations. These challenges require real-time access to information across all offices, departments and campuses.
About The King’s University
The King’s University in Van Nuys, Calif. offers undergraduate certificates, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees in biblical studies, Christian ministry and theological studies. At its main campus in Van Nuys and teaching sites in Fontana and Modesto, Calif.; as well as Colorado Springs, Colo.; Dallas and Houston, the non-denominational university also offers two graduate certificates in biblical studies and Christian ministry, two master’s degrees in practical theology and divinity and a doctor of ministry. Students also earn accredited degrees in ministry via highly interactive online classes tailored to their schedules. The King’s University is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools and the Association for Biblical Higher Education. It is the only Pentecostal Charismatic university on the West Coast accredited by those organizations.
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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