Calvary Bible College chooses CAMS Enterprise upgrade after 2-year ERP search

St. Louis — July 23, 2013 — Capping its third decade as a Three Rivers Systems client, Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary has selected CAMS® Enterprise, the company’s flagship disruptive academic management solution as its new enterprise resource planning system. A disruptive technology is an innovation creating a new market and value network to “disrupt” an existing market by displacing earlier technology.

A CAMS user since 1997 when the college abandoned its home-grown system for Three Rivers Systems’ DOS product, Calvary Bible upgraded to CAMS Windows in 2002 and CAMS Windows online registration thereafter. The college later conducted two years of due diligence prior to moving to CAMS Enterprise.

According to Aaron Heath, Calvary Bible College’s manager of information systems, “We knew we had a great system in CAMS, but good financial stewardship required us to look at other options because a lot has changed in student information systems in the past decade.”

Heath said other systems the college auditioned were not nearly as advanced as CAMS Enterprise. “Some lacked a housing component, others required manual rather than automated work flow and there were those that had to be hosted offsite by the vendor. It became clear we already had the best solution; we just needed to upgrade to CAMS Enterprise,” he said.

CAMS’ degree-audit function played a big role in the decision as well. “With CAMS Enterprise’s online registration, students must visit with their advisors first, and with degree audit, we can also limit classes students can sign up for based on their specific needs. This eliminates confusion, dropped classes and other administrative headaches while boosting productivity for all,” Heath said. Support for online courses also helped CAMS solidify the win for CAMS Enterprise.

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.

A fundamentally different academic ERP unlike others, 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.

CAMS’s out-of-the-box configuration and self-service customization remove all barriers to success seen with conventional system. These along with CAMS’ affordable licensing and easy implementation result in the lowest total cost of ownership of any academic ERP and yield the quickest and highest ROI.

About Calvary Bible College Calvary Bible College is an accredited, independent, nondenominational institution providing undergraduate and graduate education which prepares Christians to live and serve in the church and the world according to a biblical worldview. The Calvary campus is located in Kansas City, Mo., a large Midwest city with a variety of employment and ministry opportunities, along with strong ties to active family and church life involvement. Kansas City sits atop bluffs overlooking rivers and river bottoms areas, near scenic lakes, parks, fountains, shopping, restaurants, outdoor markets, live entertainment and professional athletic teams.

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@threeriverssystems.com

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