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Karachi School for Business and Leadership Selects ERP Solution To Link Operations
- By Sharleen Nelson
With strategic, long-term growth in mind, Pakistan-based Karachi School for Business & Leadership (KSBL) will install a comprehensive academic management system designed to link all of its campus operations.
For the project, the school selected Three Rivers Systems' CAMS Enterprise resource planning system. An integrated, browser-based management system designed specifically for colleges and universities, CAMS connects prospective and current students, faculty, and alumni through a suite of portals that manage everything from admissions, registration, and student records to financial aid, fundraising, HR, payroll, and alumni relations. Optimized for mobile devicess, CAMS provides students, faculty, and administrators with real-time access to information.
The selection committee's criteria for selecting a system included not only satisfying specific requirements such as modules for registration, document and fiscal management, and student, faculty, and alumni services, but also implementation of a cost-effective structure that could easily accommodate future growth.
"In implementing this ERP, the committee concluded that CAMS' user-friendly interface, reliability along with strong security features and comprehensive online assistance has really made the life easy for the KSBL MBA team," said Muhammad Khalilullah, head of IT at KSBL, in a prepared statement.
The school also opted for the CAMS Cloud solution, which provides offsite hosting and administration of the CAMS Enterprise ERP application and infrastructure, which according to the company, "eliminates unnecessary expenses of operating an in-house IT infrastructure."
"Three Rivers Systems' software-as-a-service offering--CAMS Cloud--was a deciding factor, and we are sure that CAMS will help KSBL in achieving one of its key objectives, that of being a world-class institution in Pakistan," said Associate Dean and Director of the MBA Program Rizwan Amin Sheikh.
Founded in 2010, Karachi School for Business & Leadership is a private business school located in Pakistan's commercial hub that serves students locally and abroad. In 2011, the school, which was established under the Karachi Educational Initiative, strategically collaborated with the Cambridge Judge Business School to offer MBA degrees. KSBL's mission is "to provide international-standard business education to students and create a cadre of capable and transformational leaders for Pakistan and the region," according to the school's Web site.
Sharleen Nelson is a freelance journalist based in Springfield, Oregon. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.