Southeast Technical Institute Utilizes Higher Reach by Jenzabar for Business and Industry Training Division

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Higher Reach helps monitor trends, reconcile financials, and market future courses.

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Higher Reach gives the Business and Industry Training Division the ability to fulfill the requests from the institution’s administrative team for data driven decision making.

Jenzabar®, Inc., a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced today that Southeast Technical Institute (STI) utilizes Higher Reach by Jenzabar, a complete stand-alone system developed for continuing education, to help monitor trends, reconcile financials, and market future courses. Higher Reach provides STI the necessary tools that assist with reporting, determining whether or not a program or course is cost effective, and selling products separate from courses.

Southeast Technical Institute required a solution that would allow administrators to operate business outside of the semester-based model and help with reporting. Higher Reach has been configured and deployed for STI’s Business and Industry Training division, including Computer Information, Online Courses, Construction and Transportation, Corporate and Small Business, Health Education, and Manufacturing and Industrial departments. The solution will also be used to administer corporate training contracts.

With Higher Reach, STI has completely separated the Business and Industry Training division from the undergraduate data management, allowing the divisions to offer courses anytime, anywhere and with expense and revenue tracking. The division now has tools to offer group training, contract training, on-line courses, and individual instructor-led courses to a wide variety of customers. In addition, Higher Reach offers a true shopping cart environment for customers and built-in profit and loss tools to help build a profitable business.

“Higher Reach gives the Business and Industry Training Division the ability to fulfill the requests from the institution’s administrative team for data driven decision making,” said Kristi Baker, Campus Management System Coordinator at Southeast Technical Institute. “Our customers are able to shop in a cohesive environment simply by visiting our marketed website, much like the experience of consumer websites where a customer may purchase products immediately with a credit card or electronic check.”

The faculty in the Business and Industry Training Division will, for the first time, have the ability to review their own schedule, review details regarding their current and completed sections, and assign final grades. Manual entry of the registration form has been eliminated and staff can now streamline the backend administration through the Higher Reach self-service registration features.

“The Higher Reach solution is designed specifically for continued education programs, such as the Business and Industry Training Division at STI,” said Chris Hartigan, VP of New Business Development at Jenzabar. “Southeast Technical Institute is now able to determine which programs are cost-effective and bring the largest financial return.”

Higher Reach also integrates with Southeast Technical Institute’s existing ERP solution, Jenzabar EX, making it easier for accounting purposes. The institution has integrated Higher Reach with Jenzabar EX Accounts Receivables and General Ledger modules so that reporting of the division’s financials is included with the institution’s financials. STI has also integrated Higher Reach’s CASHNet eMarket Checkout solution to offer the online payment feature.

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
Jenzabar is a registered trademark of Jenzabar, Inc. Higher Reach by Jenzabar is a trademark of Jenzabar, Inc.


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