Our Core Values

Successful companies understand the importance of core values. They must be a guide star for everything they do.

At Three Rivers Systems, Inc., we have adhered to our core values since 1985. We attribute our success and stability to the fact that these values have always remained the cornerstone of all business transactions.

Simply stated this is our credo:

We are responsible to the people of the colleges and universities we serve — students and parents; faculty, administration and staff; communities and stakeholders.

We believe we owe them an excellent product at a fair price.

We strive to make a comprehensive academic management solution that liberates them from the administrative labyrinth of patchwork software systems.

Ours is a product that empowers people to succeed and achieve their educational goals and dreams.

We work hard to offer a solution that allows institutions of higher education to expend their energies on learning and the common good in partnership with their communities — so they are not forced to spend their precious resources on unnecessary administrative software and consultants.


Our mission is to help advance higher education’s goals by being part of its mission. We work in the trenches with our customers, sharing their pain points, delivering up-to-the-minute elegant solutions and with no surprise costs.

We must be a trusted, experienced partner that never stops collaborating with and delivering truly integrated solutions for higher education institutions worldwide. We fulfill this mission by:

  • Making your individual needs our top priority
  • Developing solutions that work for you, not against you
  • Doing business in an ethical, practical stable manner that protects your investment
  • Engaging in a continuous dialog with you, our customers
  • Providing immediate and personalized service
  • Maximizing your IT talent
  • Delivering measurable ROI
  • Leveraging existing technology investments and passing on the savings to you
  • Increasing your institution’s cross communication
  • Engaging your student, faculty and administration
  • Supporting your strategic goals and objectives


As higher education’s trusted partner, we deliver self-sustaining technology solutions that mirror our customers’ business philosophies and simplify the complex business challenges you face.


Three Rivers Systems, Inc. believes in:

  • Exceeding your expectations
  • Demonstrating quality in all we do
  • Being your partner
  • Continuing to develop innovative technologies
  • Building relationships based on mutual trust and respect

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About Our Clients

Three Rivers Systems proudly serves colleges and universities around the globe in all major Carnegie Foundation classifications: Associate’s Colleges; Doctorate-granting Universities; Master’s Colleges and Universities; Baccalaureate Colleges; Special Focus Institutions like law, medical and business schools as well as faith-based institutions and theological seminaries; and Tribal Colleges. From premier institutions like Baylor College of Medicine and Andover Newton Theological School, the nation’s first graduate university, to the prestigious American University of Paris and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, we help our clients manage the entire student lifecycle effectively and efficiently. A full-service provider, we develop and deliver software and all implementation, training, project management and support services.

About Three Rivers Systems, Inc.

Three Rivers Systems Inc. is a privately owned company creating and delivering high-quality ERP solutions exclusively for higher education since 1985. Our Comprehensive Academic Management System, called CAMS®, consistently improves operational efficiencies while saving our clients as much as 75 percent a year in IT expenditures. From our headquarters in St. Louis, our business model is structured to work in tandem with your higher education institution, supporting your efforts to ensure student success and satisfaction; to increase enrollment; to boost revenues; to be more efficient and to manage the entire student lifecycle more effectively.