Folderwave Teams with IBM to Offer a Comprehensive Set of Web-Based Services and Solutions for Higher Education

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FolderWave, a leading provider of a broad spectrum of Web-based services and solutions for automating complex processes in higher education, today announced it will augment its offerings with world-class services and support from the IBM Corporation.

FolderWave, a leading provider of a broad spectrum of Web-based services and solutions for automating complex processes in higher education, today announced it will augment its offerings with world-class services and support from the IBM Corporation.

FolderWave will provide its Web-based, fully integrated solutions that combine in-depth process knowledge, advanced document management and workflow techniques to completely automate the flow of information in many areas. IBM will provide a broad range of consulting, installation, and support services, giving clients a secure, scalable and reliable solution covering everything from technology to help desk.

Bob Burke, president of FolderWave commented, “FolderWave looks forward to our relationship with IBM and believes teaming with IBM will provide customers a new level of functionality and price performance. IBM’s breadth of capability, and depth of experience in areas such as admissions and student services will result in a solution and services offering that is second to none”

Rita Owens, Boston College associate academic vice president, said, “Boston College has had tremendous success with the FolderWave solutions for several years in areas such as undergraduate admissions, financial aid, and transcripts. The FolderWave Web-based technology and business model support both the strategic and tactical objectives of higher education. We will expand our use of the FolderWave solutions by rolling out to other graduate admissions areas this year. The new relationship with IBM is a tremendous opportunity to take exceptional solutions by FolderWave and combine them with exceptional service and support from IBM.”

Patrick Carey, IBM Business Consulting Services’ higher education leader said, “FolderWave provides us with an exceptional solution for process automation in a way that contributes directly to helping clients gain the benefits of operating as an On Demand Business. FolderWave provides a framework for continual process improvement across many areas of the campus while helping to reduce costs and improve service to faculty, staff and students. We are delighted to have FolderWave as an IBM Business Partner.”

About FolderWave:

FolderWave is a unique Web based company offering products and services designed to significantly improve complex, high volume time dependent process and data management operations in many operational areas in Higher Education.

The FolderWave strategy is not limited to technology or process, but focuses on a complete approach to the problem. Employing Web technologies, outsourced ASP services, document management, case management, content management, and work process automation in a single fully integrated solution set delivered via the Web.

FolderWave has proven it can offer rapid deployment to address a complex problem while demonstrating a significant ROI.

FolderWave currently has the following fully integrated modules in full production

  • Online application (e-forms with multiple uses)
  • Undergraduate admissions
  • Graduate admissions
  • Financial aid
  • Transcripts
  • Development Office (Fund raising)

Planned modules include:

  • Inquiry
  • Contracts and grants
  • Faculty recruiting

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About IBM:

IBM, the world’s largest consulting, services and information technology company, helps improve education throughout the world. For more than 80 years, IBM people and solutions have been helping schools and institutions of higher education innovate for greater achievement, productivity and efficiency. IBM draws on its world-class portfolio of services, software and hardware solutions to help clients realize the full potential of their technology investments. For information about IBM’s solutions and experience in education, please visit: For information on partnering with IBM, please visit:

About Boston College:

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a coeducational university with an enrollment of 9,000 undergraduates and 4,700 graduate and professional students representing every state and more than 99 countries. US News and World Report ranks Boston College 37th among national universities. Boston College confers more than 3,800 degrees in more than 50 fields of study through 11 schools and colleges. Its more than 600 full-time faculty members are committed to both teaching and research and have set new marks for research grants in each of the last ten years. The University is in the process of adding new faculty positions, expanding research, increasing student financial aid, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs. Its commitment to its Jesuit and Catholic heritage has recently been manifest in the widely praised Church in the 21st Century Initiative. Boston College is a minority equity holder in FolderWave.

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