KualiCo Acquires rSmart SaaS Business, Navigator Management Partners Acquires rSmart Consulting Services, rSmart Re-­focuses on OneCampus Cloud-­based Product

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KualiCo acquires rSmart’s Kuali software as a service (SaaS) business and Navigator Management Partners, a leading Kuali Commercial Affiliate, acquires rSmart’s Kuali consulting services. rSmart will continue to focus on solutions for higher education, with its latest product called OneCampus.

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KualiCo Acquires rSmart SaaS Business

As a Kuali co-­founder and leading Kuali Commercial Affiliate, rSmart has been driving the fastest and largest Kuali adoption with their cloud-­based financial and research management solutions.

rSmart, a leader in administrative solutions for higher education, today announced that the newly formed KualiCo will acquire rSmart’s Kuali software as a service (SaaS) business and Navigator Management Partners, a leading Kuali Commercial Affiliate, will acquire rSmart’s Kuali consulting services. rSmart will continue to focus on solutions for higher education, with its latest product called OneCampus. Specific terms of the deals have not been disclosed.

KualiCo Acquires rSmart’s SaaS Business

Chris Coppola, rSmart CEO and co-­founder, and 15 rSmart team members will join KualiCo. The newly formed KualiCo is focused on providing amazing software that lowers the cost of higher ed administration and improves the learning experience for students, faculty, and staff. The former rSmart team members will help jumpstart KualiCo’s sales, marketing, and product development efforts.

“As a Kuali co-­founder and leading Kuali Commercial Affiliate, rSmart has been driving the fastest and largest Kuali adoption with their cloud-­based financial and research management solutions,” said Joel Dehlin, CEO of KualiCo. “This acquisition strengthens KualiCo’s ability to provide the higher education market with competitive, low-­cost software designed specifically for colleges and universities.”

“rSmart and KualiCo just makes sense,” said Chris Coppola, CEO. “We’ve been an integral part of the Kuali community since it’s inception and are passionate about the Kuali mission to drive down the cost of administration for colleges and universities so they can keep more money focused on the core teaching and research mission. Kuali’s mission hasn’t changed, but our ability to execute on it has improved dramatically with the formation of KualiCo.”

Navigator Management Partners Acquire rSmart Consulting Services

The acquisition of rSmart’s consulting services by Navigator Management Partners brings together Navigator’s expertise with rSmart’s Kuali cloud-­based and on-­premise implementation, training, and support services. Fourteen rSmart consultants will join the Navigator team.

“As one of the leaders in Kuali consulting services, rSmart is passionate about the same thing we are -­ achieving business value for our clients,” said Dave Schoettmer, President and Founder of Navigator Management Partners. “Acquiring rSmart consulting services allows Navigator to further enhance our higher education ERP capabilities and adds Kuali SaaS consulting expertise to our portfolio.”

rSmart Adapts Business Model, Focuses on OneCampus

With the KualiCo and Navigator acquisitions, rSmart will re-­focus its business on OneCampus, a new cloud-­based service that gives students, faculty, and staff one easy place to access all campus services. Tony Potts, co-­founder and CTO, will lead rSmart moving forward as CEO with a team of employees.

In July 2014, rSmart partnered with Indiana University to offer OneCampus to all colleges and universities. Last month, rSmart launched OneCampus along with availability through Internet2 Net+.

The NET+ OneCampus service is the result of the collaboration between seven universities, Internet2, and rSmart to provide a unique offering to the higher education community.
“I’m very excited about rSmart’s new direction,” said Potts. “Higher education will continue to be our passion and exclusive focus as we bring solutions like OneCampus to market to address the changing needs of colleges and universities.”

About rSmart
rSmart brings community innovation to higher education. For more than 10 years, we have been helping colleges and universities reduce cost, improve productivity, and simplify the user experience. rSmart is privately held and headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. To learn more, visit http://www.rsmart.com.

About KualiCo
KualiCo delivers open source administrative software using modern SaaS technologies that are built specifically for higher education. Our beautifully designed products streamline processes to significantly reduce costs for research management, finance, student administration, and business continuity. KualiCo is privately held and has offices in Salt Lake City, Utah and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.kuali.co.

About Navigator Management Partners
Navigator Management Partners is a management and technology consulting firm. The Navigator team is comprised of top-­performing, experienced consultants. We bring years of experience in Program and Project Management, Business Process Reengineering, Organizational Change Leadership, Business Intelligence, Software Solutions and Information Risk Management. We advise clients to be more effective and efficient by helping them solve tough business challenges and improve performance. For
more information, please visit http://www.navmp.com.

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