Community Care College has selected CAMS Enterprise, the disruptive technology choice from Three Rivers Systems Inc., as its new academic enterprise resource planning system for managing its entire student lifecycle. In doing so, the Tulsa, Okla.-based, three-campus technical school in the burgeoning for-profit sector rejected bids from several well-known, more-conventional ERP providers unable match the out-of-the-box configuration, self-service customization, total integration and growth capacity CAMS Enterprise offers.
After careful due diligence, CCC concluded only Three Rivers Systems could handle the college's wide-ranging and overlapping term lengths, unique financial-aid packages as well as its diverse program tracks. In addition, the school found CAMS easier to use, fully integrated and with more robust reporting functions, including a highly desired pre-built activity report for admissions.
CCC said other important factors in the win were also CAMS' low total cost of ownership and strong customer references as well as the deep knowledge of for-profit school operations embedded in Three Rivers Systems' culture.
"We looked for years for the right ERP solution for our three colleges - a system not only heavily focused on CRM but also designed on a single database server," Community Care College CEO Teresa Knox said. "By combining its holistic solution with modern technology and superior support, CAMS Enterprise gives us what we need to fulfill the mission of our institution. We are confident CAMS will enhance the quality and measurable effectiveness of nearly every division within our organization."
Named as one of the best places to work in Oklahoma, Community Care College is celebrating 16 years of providing a positive educational environment and experience with programs in health care, business, education, lifestyle and continuing education from its three campuses. Community Care College offers wide-ranging health care courses in medical, dental and veterinary assisting; athletic training; health-service administration; medical billing and coding; pharmacy technician training; surgical technology training and more.
As one of the largest schools of its kind, Clary Sage College specializes in cosmetology; esthetics; fashion and interior design; massage therapy; and makeup artistry. Oklahoma Technical College offers several automotive programs; barber school and welding.
According to a recent Huffington Post story, enrollment at for-profit colleges has spiked dramatically during the last decade, increasing to 13 percent of all college students nationwide, up from just 5 percent. The Post report quotes a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research in which researchers credit for-profit schools with playing "a critical role in expanding the supply of skilled workers in an era of tight state budgets and stagnating appropriations to public sector schools."
Health care continues to offer excellent opportunities for job seekers and not only positions that require a medical degree. Occupations that call for fewer years of study and offer more moderate
salaries - like physical therapist assistant and lab technician - are also in demand. Many of these occupations rank at the top of the U.S. Labor Department's growth projections for 2008 to 2018, largely because millions of aging baby boomers will continue to place heightened demand on health care providers.
About Community Care College
Community Care College is a licensed and accredited institution offering programs in health care and business disciplines. Community Care College serves as the main campus to Clary Sage College and Oklahoma Technical College, which all operate under the same ownership.
About CAMS Enterprise
CAMS Enterprise's disruptive technology makes it a fundamentally different academic ERP unlike all others that were designed for the past and are incapable of operating efficiently in the modern world. CAMS Enterprise is an easy-to-use and implement, totally integrated, Web-native management system with everything in one place - admissions; student information; financial aid; student services; fiscal management with HR and payroll; fund-raising; alumni relations; document management, learning management, a full suite of portals, and more for managing the entire student life cycle. With an out-of-the-box configuration and self-service customization, CAMS Enterprise removes all barriers to success seen with conventional systems. CAMS' affordable licensing, off-the-shelf configuration and easy implementation translate into the lowest total cost of ownership of any academic ERP while yielding the quickest and highest ROI.
About Three Rivers Systems Inc.
Three Rivers Systems Inc. (threerivers-cams.com) is the only privately held, independent, debt-free, one-stop company focused solely on high-quality academic ERP solutions exclusively for higher education. For more than 25 years from its St. Louis headquarters, the company is keenly focused on innovation and service to its worldwide customers. Always innovating, the company invests significant revenues back into product R&D to improve existing products while developing new ones so users always get the exact functionality, industry experience and accurate project management they need. Its business model and products are designed to ensure institutional effectiveness, more-efficient business processes, student success and satisfaction.