ERP, Web Portal and LMS Solutions will replace existing legacy systems.
Boston, MA - July 23, 2007 - Jenzabar®, Inc. (www.jenzabar.net), a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, today announced that North Carolina Wesleyan College has licensed a flagship Jenzabar ERP system, along with Jenzabar's award-winning campus portal and learning management system, to optimize their administrative and online learning processes and strengthen their campus community. North Carolina Wesleyan College selected Jenzabar's enterprise solutions to replace its longstanding Datatel and CampusCruiser systems.
North Carolina Wesleyan will move to Jenzabar EX, a Microsoft® SQL Server-based enterprise solution, to manage administrative data and processes in place of Datatel Colleague, its administrative system for the past 14 years. By switching to Jenzabar's software, the college will now have an up-to-date solution that delivers the latest technology and enables IT to better support users through a more complete and easy-to-use reporting environment, with lower maintenance costs.
On the academic side, Jenzabar's Learning Management System, Jenzabar LMS, will replace CampusCruiser as the school's learning platform. Jenzabar's Internet Campus Solution (JICS) will provide convenient Web-based access to Jenzabar's integrated administrative and academic solutions anytime and anywhere for authorized users, along with communication tools that fully support the learning environment. JICS was awarded the Software Information Industry Association's 2006 CODiE Award as the Best Postsecondary Educational Portal. The Jenzabar portal was recognized for extending the campus community to all constituents, delivering positive online experiences to prospects, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends.
"We are very excited about our move to Jenzabar," said Ian D.C. Newbould, President of North Carolina Wesleyan College. "Implementing these systems will enable us to strengthen and streamline our processes and procedures to better serve all of our constituents across the entire North Carolina Wesleyan community."
President Newbould noted that the college will realize significant cost savings by moving from its legacy systems to Jenzabar's industry-leading solutions. "One major factor in North Carolina Wesleyan's decision to move to Jenzabar was the cost of ownership. We took a long hard look at the numbers and the cost savings by moving to Jenzabar was considerable. For ongoing maintenance cost, we will recognize a forty percent savings using Jenzabar."
However, the advantages of Jenzabar's solutions went beyond the economic benefits, the president added. "There are several factors about Jenzabar and their solutions that we were particularly impressed with," he said. "The technology was very strong, the administrative and academic solutions were very well-integrated, the proposed project plan for our system conversion was thoughtful and thorough. And we were very impressed with the quality and commitment of Jenzabar's people."
Andy Castillo, Director of Information Systems for North Carolina Wesleyan College, added that Jenzabar's enterprise solutions are "on a par with the latest technology trends in the industry. This new system will allow us to more easily retrieve data and generate reports, and allow us to better meet the needs of all our constituents across the campus."
"We are delighted that North Carolina Wesleyan College has decided to turn to Jenzabar for the latest technology, and we are very pleased to welcome the college into the Jenzabar family of client institutions," Jenzabar Chairman and CEO Robert A. Maginn commented. "Jenzabar has our industry's largest installed base of SQL Server-based enterprise solution customers, and we are pleased to welcome the college into this growing community. We are proud to know that our technology will support the educational mission of North Carolina Wesleyan College, its operational objectives, and its tradition of excellence in education for many years to come."
About North Carolina Wesleyan College
North Carolina Wesleyan College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college for men and women, founded in 1956 and affiliated with The United Methodist Church. The main campus, located in Rocky Mount, NC, offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in 22 majors. An Adult Degree Program that offers bachelor's degrees in several disciplines is available on the Rocky Mount campus, in Goldsboro, and in the Triangle area.
About Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software and services developed exclusively for higher education. With more than 35 years of combined experience offering technology solutions to colleges and universities, Jenzabar is the trusted partner of choice to more than 700 campuses worldwide, including private liberal arts, state, and community colleges and business, medical, law and other graduate schools. Jenzabar is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with regional offices located across the United States. For further information, please visit www.jenzabar.net.
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