Three Rivers Systems Inc.

Community Care College selects disruptive technology from Three Rivers Systems to manage its 3-campus operations

Press Release  •  Feb 07, 2012 15:02 EST

St. Louis — Feb. 7, 2012 — Community Care College has selected CAMS Enterprise, the disruptive technology choice from Three Rivers Systems Inc., as its new academic enterprise resource planning system for managing its entire student lifecycle.  In doing so, the Tulsa, Okla.-based, three-campus technical school in the burgeoning for-profit sector rejected bids from several well-known, more-conventional ERP providers unable match the out-of-the-box configuration, self-service customization, total integration and growth capacity CAMS Enterprise offers.

After careful due diligence, CCC concluded only Three Rivers Systems could handle thecollege’swide-ranging and overlapping term lengths,unique financial-aid packages as well asits diverse program tracks.  In addition, theschool found CAMS easier to use, fully integrated and with more-robust reporting functions, including a highly desiredpre-built activity report for admissions.  

CCC said other important factorsinthe win were also CAMS’ lowtotalcost of ownership and strong customer references as well as the deep knowledge of for-profitschooloperations embeddedinThree Rivers Systems’ culture.

“We looked for years for the right ERP solution for our three colleges — a system not only heavily focused on CRM but also designed on a singledatabaseserver,” Community CareCollegeCEOTeresa Knox said. “By combiningitsholistic solution with modern technology and superior support, CAMS Enterprise gives us what we need to fulfill the mission of our institution. We are confident CAMSwillenhance the quality and measurable effectiveness of nearly every division within our organization.”

Named as one of the best places to work in Oklahoma, Community Care College is celebrating 16 years of providing a positive educational environment and experience with programs in health care, business, education, lifestyle and continuing education from its three campuses. Community Care College offers wide-ranging health care courses in medical, dental and veterinary assisting; athletic training; health-service administration; medical billing and coding; pharmacy technician training; surgical technology training and more.

As one of the largest schools of its kind, Clary SageCollege specializes in cosmetology; esthetics; fashion and interior design; massage therapy; and makeup artistry. Oklahoma Technical College offers several automotive programs; barber school and welding.

According to a recent Huffington Post story, enrollment at for-profit colleges has spiked dramatically during the last decade, increasing to 13 percentof all college students nationwide, up from just 5 percent.

The Post report quotes a working paper by the National Bureau of  Economic Research in which researchers credit for-profit schools with playing "a critical roleinexpanding the supply of skilled workers inan era of tight state budgets and stagnating appropriations to public sector schools."

Health care continues to offer excellent opportunities for job seekers and not only positions that require a medical degree. Occupations that call for fewer years of study and offer more moderate salaries —like physical therapist assistant and lab technician — are also in demand. Many of these occupations rank at the top of theU.S.Labor Department’s growth projections for 2008 to 2018, largely because millions of aging baby boomers will continue to place heightened demand on health care providers.

About Community Care College
Community Care College is a licensed and accredited institution offering programs in health care and business disciplines. Community Care College serves as the main campus to Clary Sage College  and Oklahoma Technical College,which all operate under the same ownership.

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.

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Contact:  Ron Kalb, Three Rivers Systems Inc., Director of Communications, 636-779-1518 (office), 702-498-8916 (cell), ronk@threerivers-cams.com  

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 toitsworldwide 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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