SOURCE: Three Rivers Systems Inc.

Three Rivers Systems Inc.

January 26, 2010 05:55 ET

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Chooses CAMS Enterprise™

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - Southwest Wisconsin Technical College has selected Three Rivers Systems Inc.'s fully integrated, Web-based CAMS Enterprise™ solution to replace its PeopleSoft academic Enterprise Resource Planning system that had become too expensive to increase its functionality.

In selecting CAMS Enterprise, the college gained a safe, secure, totally integrated administrative system and portals created exclusively for higher education. Designed with standardized Microsoft technology as a single system built around a lone database and one set of shared code, CAMS eliminates the need for colleges and their end users to manage multiple, patchwork and often incompatible systems.

According to Jaime Klein, Ph.D., Southwest Tech's director of information technology, the college's incumbent system had some limitations. "Our incumbent PeopleSoft solution was difficult for new employees to use. It also locked us into expensive upgrades for the system, requiring a great deal of time on the parts of the users for testing. Additionally, it was very costly to maintain the system, even though we were a member of a consortium. With CAMS, we now have a fully integrated Web-based system with wide-ranging functionality that meets our current and future needs -- all using well-understood and accessible Microsoft programs."

Klein wanted the ability to deliver online services easily to the college's rapidly growing student population that constantly demanded more technology. Her search yielded several potential systems and quickly the group found a match in the all Web-based CAMS Enterprise.

"After nine years of investing time, money and resources into our PeopleSoft system it was a difficult decision to move. However, considering the functionality, costs, and control over our own processes and data, we decided we had to find a new system," Klein said.

As a truly Web-based solution designed with pure Microsoft Internet technology, CAMS allows Southwest Tech to offer all its needed services in a standard browser. The system provides everything the college needs to manage the full student lifecycle, including online applications, online registration and payment, integrated financial aid, built-in degree audit, state-mandated reports, third-party billing and much more.

A totally integrated academic ERP solution like CAMS Enterprise relies on shared applications and data. Application sharing allows essential functions like registration, course management, portals, financial management and development to work together seamlessly. This is possible because the same base technology that powers registration is the basis for all other functions as well. Products designed in this way -- as a singular solution rather than an interfaced system -- yield a variety of benefits for users.

About Three Rivers Systems Inc.

Three Rivers Systems Inc., the developer and service provider for CAMS, is headquartered in St. Louis and has been delivering innovative technology-driven solutions to the educational community for the past 25 years. The company has a large established worldwide client base.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Ron Kalb
    Three Rivers Systems Inc.
    Director of Communications
    636-779-1518 (office)
    702-498-8916 (cell)
    Email Contact


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