Global University Selects CAMS Enterprise ERP to Bolster Its Continuing Worldwide Distance-Education Expansion

Academic management system shows its ability to adapt and scale for university serving 300,000 students in 126 languages

Global University, a worldwide distance-education leader serving students in 150 countries, has chosen CAMSĀ® Enterprise, flagship product of Three Rivers Systems Inc., as its new academic enterprise resource planning system to manage its entire student lifecycle and accommodate its burgeoning growth.

From a network of 234 offices around the world, Global University's unique continuous-enrollment model allows students to start classes anytime, anywhere, whether they are seeking degrees, continuing education or enrichment classes. Currently more than 300,000 students are studying evangelism and discipleship through Global University's School for Evangelism and Discipleship. About 6,500 full-time students are seeking undergrad and graduate degrees, and 15,400 students are actively enrolled in Berean School of the Bible, an adult continuing education Bible study program. All told, Global University has served more than 10 million students worldwide during the past 50 years.

"As a growing, international on-demand institution translating materials into more than 126 languages for students spread across the globe, we need an academic management system as dynamic, flexible and scalable as we are," Global University President Dr. Gary Seevers said.

"CAMS Enterprise, we found, is the only ERP that can meet our stringent operational requirements and expansion needs. With degree programs for undergraduate and master's level students, Global plans to start offering doctoral degrees," Seevers added. "CAMS Enterprise will enable us to organize our business processes and streamline our operations to meet the demands of our current and future administrative and academic workload."

Based in Springfield, Mo., Global University offers accredited degrees and training courses through two of its four schools; the Graduate School of Bible and Theology, the Undergraduate School of Bible and Theology. The university's other schools include the School for Evangelism and Discipleship and the Berean School of the Bible. The university has more than 80 years of service in theological education and distance learning.

CAMS Enterprise includes a host of advanced automated features - CRM, registration, financial aid, billing, fundraising, portals, built-in course management and more - to manage the student lifecycle from admissions to alumni status for the smallest colleges or largest universities.

Created with standardized Microsoft tools, CAMS Enterprise is a seamless academic ERP written from the ground up as a single solution. Institutions like Global University that implement CAMS with its proven rapid implementation process quickly transition to the new system and enjoy greater accessibility, better automation, improved communication and deeper business intelligence.

Its Microsoft-based Web architecture makes CAMS easy to use, and its total integration around a single, secure shared MS SQL database, means Three Rivers Systems' clients realize huge savings in maintenance and upgrade costs while also enjoying much greater productivity.

Amir Tajkarimi, company president and founder of Three Rivers Systems Inc., welcomed Global University to the CAMS Community. "It's always a pleasure and honor to put our 25 years of experience in delivering safe solutions with predictable total cost of ownership to work for successful, growing educational institutions like Global University," he said.

About Global University
Global University is a fully accredited non-profit Christian University, in the Pentecostal tradition, based out of Springfield, Mo. As a worldwide online and distance education pioneer, the university integrates education and service through a network in 150 countries, including the United States. Its three main languages of instruction are English, Spanish and French for undergraduate programs. Four schools comprise Global University; School for Evangelism and Discipleship, Berean School of the Bible, Undergraduate School of Bible and Theology, and Graduate School of Theology. The vision of Global University is to impact eternity by reaching the lost and training the found, everywhere. For more information, please visit http://www.globaluniversity.edu.

About CAMS Enterprise
Developed from the ground up with Microsoft Internet technologies, CAMS Enterprise, is a highly scalable, comprehensive academic management system that is quick to implement and easy to use. CAMS Enterprise consolidates multiple stand-alone systems including admissions, student information, financial aid, student services, fiscal management with HR and payroll, fund-raising, alumni relations, document management, course management a full suite of portals, and more, into one solution that ensures administrators, staff, faculty and students all work with the most recent and most accurate information. By uniting administrative and academic management systems, CAMS Enterprise is the only totally Web-native, completely integrated solution for managing the entire student life-cycle.

About Three Rivers Systems Inc.
Three Rivers Systems Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive administrative software solutions for higher education. Headquartered in St. Louis, the company has been delivering innovative technology-driven solutions to the educational community since 1985. Three Rivers Systems has a large worldwide client base using CAMS, its Comprehensive Academic Management System. A full-service solution provider, the company delivers software and all implementation, training, project management and support services for its clients.


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Contact: Ron Kalb, Three Rivers Systems Inc., Director of Communications, 636-779-1518 (office), 702-498-8916 (cell), ronk@threerivers-cams.com





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Ron Kalb
Director of Communications
Three Rivers Systems, Inc.
(636) 779-1518 (o)
(702) 498-8916 (c)