Jenzabar To Open Up ERP Code in 'Collaborative Source' Initiative

Jenzabar this week launched its new "Collaborative Source" initiative, a program that will make available the source code for the Jenzabar EX enterprise resource planning system. The aim of the program is to allow participating colleges and universities view and modify Jenzabar EX code "in order to align the administrative system even more closely with their institutional mission and goals."

According to the company, "As an option with the upcoming release of Jenzabar EX 3.0, application source code will be released to institutions that are interested in tailoring the system's features and functionality to meet their specific requirements. Administrators will have more extensive control over the database and a greatly enhanced ability to configure the system to create their ultimate enterprise resource planning system. The upgrade will help new and existing clients shape their administrative processes to better suit specific institutional policies and procedures and to drive significant results in enrollment, retention, and advancement."

Jenzabar EX is a suite of campus administrative tools for the Microsoft SQL Server platform, including accounts payable/receivable, admissions, advising, alumni relations, communications, financial aid, general ledger, payroll, personnel, purchasing, and registration, among others. The Web-enabled suite also provides course management, electronic learning, and electronic commerce functionality.

The forthcoming Jenzabar EX 3.0 is slated for release sometime in winter 2009. Among other things, it will offer revision control and new documentation and training options. We'll bring you more information on the new release when it becomes available.

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