Northland College Will Leverage Jenzabar Technology to Boost Institutional Effectiveness

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Jenzabar’s Internet portal and administrative system chosen as cost-effective solution with high ROI.

If there is one bottom line, it is trying to make processes as smooth and seamless as we can make them

Jenzabar, Inc., a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced today that Northland College has chosen Jenzabar EX, a flagship enterprise resource planning system, and Jenzabar’s Internet Campus Solution (JICS) to provide students and faculty with enhanced opportunities for self-service, improve institutional-wide effectiveness, and to reach a high return on investment.

Northland College is a private liberal arts college in northern Wisconsin and represents the sixth member of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) Educational Technology Consortium, a group that is jointly adopting JICS. Northland was seeking an administrative system and Internet portal that could be fully integrated to streamline operations and deliver the latest online self-service tools to better engage students, faculty, and staff across campus.

“If there is one bottom line, it is trying to make processes as smooth and seamless as we can make them,” said Rick Fairbanks, Northland College Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. “Formerly there were all kinds of irritants in the way when students were just trying to do simple things — see their records, for example — and the same thing was true for advisors trying to get information about their students. The Jenzabar system is going to put us in a position to provide better services, because we will have one data system that will interlock with everything and which students, faculty, staff and administration will all use.”

By choosing both Jenzabar EX and JICS, Northland College will be able to cost-effectively incorporate an efficient operational process across campus and offer personalized service to prospects, students, alumni, and faculty. Jenzabar EX, offered on the industry-leading Microsoft® SQL Server platform, allows administrative and academic staff to access, update, store, and report on data through a common database. JICS, an Internet portal designed exclusively for higher education, will provide Northland with a single point of access to a limitless number of communications, Web services, and other community building and e-learning applications. Northland will leverage Jenzabar software to provide additional front and back end functionality that will be used by every office on campus, supporting efficient workflow and enabling the institution to receive a return on their technology investment.

“Jenzabar software is designed to help clients like Northland build even stronger relationships with students and faculty, and ultimately to reach their enrollment, retention, and advancement goals,” said Robert A. Maginn, Jr., Jenzabar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Facilitating a successful utilization of our integrated systems is only half the battle. Jenzabar is also dedicated to helping clients derive every possible advantage from our technology and maximize their return on investment by mapping their mission and goals to our technology solutions.”

About Northland College
Northland College and its Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute are located in Ashland, Wisconsin, near the shores of Lake Superior. Northland’s distinctive environmental liberal arts program, passionate faculty, and beautiful natural location create a community of engaged learners who develop the skills and experience to prepare for advanced studies and meaningful lives. Founded in 1892, Northland enrolls 700 students from across the nation and across the world. For more information about Northland College and its Institute, visit

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 more information, please visit

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