King’s University selects disruptive ERP technology from Three Rivers Systems to manage growth, complexity
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.
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.