Academic ERP Training

Training is an essential component of any academic ERP implementation. At Three Rivers Systems, our well-developed and successful training program culminates in immediate mastery of CAMS® Enterprise and is tailored to meet your specific institutional needs. We have re-engineered training, implementation and data migration into a highly refined, efficient and methodical process. This client-validated process reduces cost, time spent and campus disruptions.

Training workshops are held on the institution’s campus, enabling maximum participation of users with minimal interruption. Three Rivers Systems conducts general training sessions as well as sessions focused on particular functions like admissions, billing and registration, using a blend of lecture-style and hands-on lab-style settings as needed.

The first onsite training is often scheduled a few weeks after installation of the CAMS system. During this time, project managers will work with your institution to identify key members of your implementation team who will become resources for your institution. We then train these people using the included CAMS training database, enabling them to learn the system and begin training other users while the institution’s data migration is being conducted.

At Three Rivers Systems, we see implementation as an iterative process in which installation, training and data migration must be carefully synchronized. When the first round of data migration is completed, another training takes place, this time using the institution’s own data. In keeping with our efficiency-driven implementation model, these subsequent training rounds do double duty. During these sessions trainees verify the accuracy of the data migration, even as they refine their skills on the system. By knowing the data is there, is correct and waiting for them, users receive an added boost of confidence before the system goes “live.”

Just prior to going live, Three Rivers Systems conducts a final training session geared toward all end-users. A typical session features mock exercises in areas such as registration, financial aid and student records, exercising the system with real-world scenarios and ensuring users are comfortable doing their jobs. Typically, this comprehensive training includes taking a hypothetical applicant through the entire student lifecycle — from admissions to alumnus status. Trainees learn to admit students, produce reports, manage transcripts and a host of other skills just as if they were using a “live” CAMS Enterprise system.

With CAMS Enterprise’s intuitive user interface and comprehensive training program, the process of learning a new system is clean and clear. Implementations are smooth transitions from the old system to CAMS.

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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.