Harris-Stowe State University Beats Budget Cuts with Seamless Cloud Transition

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University Among 175 Institutions Hosted in the Jenzabar Cloud

“By allowing Jenzabar to manage critical ERP and Student Information Systems, we have reduced our overall operating costs and created more time to engage in high-value, innovative activities for our constituents,” said James Fogt, Vice President of IT Services at Harris-Stowe State University.

Jenzabar®, Inc., higher education’s trusted software and services advisor, has announced that Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) is among over 175 higher education institutions that are successfully hosting their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions in the Jenzabar Cloud.

Despite being the fastest growing state university in Missouri, HSSU recently faced state funding cuts totaling more than 15%. However, through careful planning, strategic staffing changes, and rethinking infrastructure management, HSSU has been able to streamline IT operations and significantly lower costs by migrating to Jenzabar Cloud and Managed Services.

“By allowing Jenzabar to manage critical ERP and Student Information Systems, we have reduced our overall operating costs and created more time to engage in high-value, innovative activities for our constituents,” said James Fogt, Vice President of IT Services at Harris-Stowe State University. “Today the university is better aligned with technology investments and continues to focus on IT efficiency in higher education.”
The transition was deemed smooth and successful based on vital components, such as strong project management planning and comprehensive stakeholder buy-in throughout the process. In addition to immense financial savings, the move to the Cloud has provided HSSU with a flexible solution that improves business continuity and mitigates IT risks.

“Our Cloud and Managed Services offering helps relieve a lot of stress that falls on IT departments and school budgets,” said Ben Bassett, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Managed Services at Jenzabar. “Leaving the strenuous technical logistics to our experts has allowed the IT team at HSSU to focus on being a fully accessible and engaged resource on its campus while also providing low and predictable budget impact. The Cloud is a secure and reliable environment for the University.”

Jenzabar Cloud and Managed Services has a 99% client retention rate and is offered for all ERP, SIS, and CRM solutions. Jenzabar Cloud Services lets clients run their Jenzabar applications in a scalable, on-demand, and affordable way. Jenzabar Managed Services provides a highly effective option for improving constituent service, enhancing efficiency, controlling costs, and mitigating risk.

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Jenzabar is higher education’s trusted advisor, offering technology solutions and services that are tailored to fit the evolving needs of institutions both today and in the future. We collaborate with our clients to ensure our software and services drive performance across campus and throughout the full student lifecycle. Exclusively serving higher education, more colleges and universities selected a Jenzabar student information system over any other SIS during the past six years.

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