Collaboration is critical to achieving cutting-edge developments in technology. Making source code available is one more step we are taking in partnership with our customers to support best practices and help institutions make the most of their technology investment.
Boston, MA (Vocus) October 28, 2008
Jenzabar, Inc., a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, has announced today its Collaborative Source initiative, which will empower institutions of higher education to optimize their software investment and support their efforts to develop best practices. Source code for the Jenzabar EX enterprise resource planning system will be released as a new product offering within the system. Client institutions that participate in the collaborative source initiative will have an opportunity to view and modify the application source code in Jenzabar EX, in order to align the administrative system even more closely with their institutional mission and goals.
As an option with the upcoming release of Jenzabar EX 3.0, application source code will be released to institutions that are interested in tailoring the system's features and functionality to meet their specific requirements. Administrators will have more extensive control over the database and a greatly enhanced ability to configure the system to create their ultimate enterprise resource planning system. The upgrade will help new and existing clients shape their administrative processes to better suit specific institutional policies and procedures and to drive significant results in enrollment, retention, and advancement (ERA™).
While Jenzabar EX has always provided thousands of configuration options for end users, colleges and universities are seeking a new level of flexibility in their enterprise systems as they continue to expand their academic programs and improve constituent services. The Collaborative Source initiative was originated to provide Jenzabar client institutions with the tools to develop their own administrative solutions, based on Jenzabar's commitment to collaborate on innovative technology practices in higher education.
"Our Collaborative Source initiative goes beyond offering a new product -- our vision is to use our expertise to give institutions more control over their enterprise systems, and make it easier and more efficient for them to generate new solutions that will help them realize their goals," says Robert A. Maginn, Jr., Jenzabar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Collaboration is critical to achieving cutting-edge developments in technology. Making source code available is one more step we are taking in partnership with our customers to support best practices and help institutions make the most of their technology investment."
Jenzabar EX 3.0 will be launched in winter 2009, featuring revision control and new documentation and training options. Highly configurable and easily maintained, Jenzabar EX is offered on the industry-leading Microsoft® SQL Server platform. The enterprise system allows administrative and academic staff to access, update, store, and report on crucial data through a central database and a complete suite of end-to-end, fully integrated modules. Serving over 250 higher education institutions, Jenzabar EX delivers key data to offices across the campus, streamlining workflow and enabling institutions to offer prompt, personalized service to prospects, students, alumni, and faculty.
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 http://www.jenzabar.net .
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