Academic ERP Solutions for Online Institutions

Online education is rapidly gaining acceptance as a reliable alternative to traditional face-to-face classes. According to one report, nearly half of all post-secondary students in the U.S. took some or all of their courses online in 2009. The number was projected to hit 81 percent by 2014.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that while 55 percent of employers preferred traditional degrees over online ones, some 41 percent said they would give “equal consideration” to both types of degrees. A Sloan Consortium a poll of academic leaders indicates that students generally appear to be as satisfied with their online classes as they are with traditional ones. Clearly, online education in the U.S. has come of age and is rapidly becoming a mainstream form of post-secondary education.

CAMS® Enterprise is uniquely capable of meeting the special requirements of online institutions. Whether it’s having the flexibility to offer semesters, trimesters, serial or concurrent terms all with variable start and end dates, CAMS can be readily configured. Also, a growing number of our clients also offer distance-learning classes, online curricula and continuing education opportunities. Online institutions or those offering distance learning can create a virtual campus environment that is connected to their main campus and enhances instructional opportunities.

In today’s competitive education environment, dollars and people must work harder than ever and the status quo is not the answer. With the CAMS Enterprise higher education administrative system, colleges can focus on building their online presence while benefiting from having accurate and appropriate information available at their fingertips.



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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.