SOURCE: Campus Management

Campus Management

October 20, 2015 08:00 ET

Campus Management Introduces New Versions of CampusNexus

Updates Address Top Challenges Faced by Today's Higher Education Institutions

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - October 20, 2015) - Campus Management Corp., a leading provider of enterprise software products and services for higher education, announced today the release of new and improved versions of the CampusNexus® suite, a purpose-built solution set to address the superstorm of challenges facing higher education.

"Increasing competition, changing delivery models, challenging outcomes goals and continuing funding pressures are reshaping higher education. The pressures are very real and many institutions simply cannot wait for relief," said Jim Milton, CEO, Campus Management. "Grounded in decades of experience in the higher education sector and bolstered by the success of its initial release over the past year, CampusNexus is ready today and allows institutions to address the challenges of a constantly changing, increasingly competitive market. As Traditional higher education has become less "traditional," we are in a unique position with our solutions to address needs today, while other vendors are months, or years, away from deliverable solutions."

Since announcing CampusNexus last year at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Campus Management has delivered numerous releases across its CampusNexus solution set. Today, Campus Management brings to market a new fully featured CampusNexus Finance, HR & Payroll solution targeted at the unique aspects of higher education. CampusNexus CRM provides an entirely new user experience, while continuing to add new features to the leading student engagement solution, addressing the entire student lifecycle -- from pre-enrolment through alumni status. CampusNexus Student harnesses the power of the CampusNexus event-driven architecture to provide a vast array of opportunities to streamline processes and drive efficiency.

As Campus Management's chief strategy officer, Connor Gray, explains, "One of the hallmarks of Campus Management is its ability to support change and drive adoption using our technology -- we call this an "Agile DNA". This evolutionary approach allows institutions to harness the power of our solutions capable of meeting today's challenges, while taking advantage of new technology advances in the future. Today's higher education technology landscape is riddled with orphaned products and unfulfilled promises; CampusNexus provides a proven solution that helps institutions chart a coherent path for their strategies."

Highlights of New CampusNexus Solution. Important elements of the new CampusNexus releases include a modern user experience, eventing and workflow capabilities, and cloud-ready solutions. Many other trends cited by analysts as top priorities for today's higher education CIOs are also being addressed with the new CampusNexus solutions.

As Connor Gray describes, "New CampusNexus versions have greatly improved the overall user experience. We are also leveraging our relationship with Microsoft to ensure that we are employing many of their latest innovations in style and design within our solutions. Plus, our cloud strategy is very robust, giving institutions choices and flexibility as they move to the cloud. Over 25 percent of our clients are already leveraging our cloud solutions today."

Support for nontraditional students and programs. Working closely with the U.S. Department of Education, Campus Management has added tools to improve control of financial aid disbursements to students enrolled in online programs. This improvement helps institutions reduce the risk of students taking on too much debt, while it also helps ensure compliance with disbursement rules state by state as online programs attract students throughout the country.

"Online programs and other nontraditional academic delivery still present challenges in terms of scheduling Title IV disbursements," said Raymond Blackwood, vice president of product management at Campus Management. "While institutions want to offer students greater flexibility, there is still the need to better align disbursements with their academic progress and timelines. With the latest release of CampusNexus Student, institutions can now govern disbursements across a wide range of traditional and nontraditional academic models, from classroom to online, semesters to flexible terms, and even clock hour and competency-based programs."

Flexible, rule-based configurable solutions. Campus Management continues its expansion of the workflow designer in CampusNexus to optimize configuration and execution of business processes. Institutions are now be able to automate course registrations, customize wait listing rules, manage populations through student groups, and automate student notifications for changes in courses, enrollments, and billing. "Schools can now configure the execution of workflows to new and evolving business processes," said Blackwood.

Mobile and social-enhanced solutions for students, faculty, and administrators. CampusNexus Student now features a mobile portal solution that simplifies constituent access to services provided by the institution. Currently, students and other constituents access multiple touchpoints and resources across campus, such as admissions, academics, financial aid, and housing, through a single sign-on using their preferred mobile devices. With enhancements to CampusNexus CRM, administrators, student advisors, and other users can now work directly through a Web client using any Internet connection rather than having to log in to the desktop application, thus gaining the ability to access CRM tools and engage constituents, anytime, anywhere, using most any device.

Support for real-time analysis of data. New releases of CampusNexus Student feature enhanced data views and reports, enabling users to quickly launch their workspaces configured to their responsibilities, priorities, and preferences. Administrators and other users can now extract data from the student information system to gain access to unique insights and create workspace views based on their roles, without having to depend on IT.

About Campus Management Corp.

Campus Management is a leading provider of software, strategies and services which enable institutions of higher education to offer dynamic models of engagement & delivery. Over the past 27 years, Campus Management has supported higher education, both proprietary and traditional institutions, as well as foundations and other organizations through its cutting-edge student information system; constituent relationship management (CRM) software; and finance, human resources and payroll solutions.

Campus Management's solutions are specifically designed to provide institutions the flexibility they need to compete in the ever-changing higher education landscape by offering products that support changes in education delivery, recruitment, financial aid, finance, human resources, payroll, and regulatory compliance. Today, more than 2,000 campuses in 18 countries utilize Campus Management to unite campuses and workflows, improve student outcomes and achieve goals.

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