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Clarendon College Replaces Legacy ERP System

Clarendon College, with three campuses in Texas, recently adopted a new enterprise resource planning system from Three Rivers Systems. In August 2010 the community college implemented CAMS Enterprise for academic management activities to replace legacy software.

Director of Information Systems Will Thompson said the school was using a highly modified system based on Jenzabar Poise. He said, "Once we engaged Three Rivers Systems, we realized they had a totally new and more-effective way to meet our needs," he said.

The college selected CAMS Enterprise in February 2010 and had the new system in place for an August launch.

The school used vendor-supplied project managers to guide the kickoff, site preparation, system installation, training, data mapping and loading, system setup, data verification, and final data conversion. "As a result, system cutover and go-live couldn't have been faster or smoother," said Thompson."

The software is also in use by Frank Phillips College, a community college in Borger, TX, also in the panhandle, and Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh, NY.

CAMS Enterprise, which is built around a single Microsoft SQL Server database, provides integrated functionality for constituent relationship management, registration, financial aid, billing, fundraising, portals, and course management.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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