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Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico Selects Jenzabar's Total Campus Management.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- ERP, Portal and Non-Traditional Solutions Support Growth and Service Expansion

Jenzabar(R), Inc., the pioneer of Total Campus Management (TCM) solutions for higher education, announced that Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico has licensed Jenzabar's CX ERP system along with Jenzabar's Internet Campus Solution (JICS) and Non-Traditional System (NTS). The Jenzabar engagement is part of a larger project to re-engineer the processes and systems the University uses to deliver its educational services. PUPR has experienced strong growth over the past several years, including the establishment of remote campuses in Miami and Orlando. The Total Campus Management solution selected by the University supports its continuing growth and expansion of online student services. As part of its mission, PUPR is committed to delivering educational services and immersing its students in state-of-the-art technology.

"After looking at several options Jenzabar proved to be the best fit for Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico," said Miguel Angel Garcia, Vice President of Finance and Administration for PUPR. "Jenzabar's solution set certainly provides the best value for the functionality we need, and the company's commitment to a long-term partnership with PUPR coupled with its vision for product growth convinced us that Jenzabar is well-positioned to service our needs now and support our future growth and online expansion."

Jenzabar's TCM solution fit with Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico's decision to implement a single ERP system instead of best-of-breed solutions for each department. The PUPR technical committee looked at other ERP vendors, but was most impressed by Jenzabar's response to the specific issues and goals surrounding the University's drive to meet the demands of a technology-savvy student population. Jenzabar's Internet Campus Solution (JICS), the company's award-wining portal product, was a key component of the overall solution. The customizable portlet feature along with its user-friendly interface gives PUPR a strong platform for providing online student services. In an age of increasing competition for top students, PUPR wanted to ensure that they were meeting market demands for a technology-led institution with a superior infrastructure for service delivery.

Jenzabar's commitment to the Hispanic market was another key decision factor for PUPR. Jenzabar's establishment of a local support center in Puerto Rico is one feature of its partnership with PUPR.

"We are honored that Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico has engaged with us as a Jenzabar client," said Robert A. Maginn, Jenzabar's Chairman and CEO. "Much of Jenzabar's strength lies in our approach to a partnership with each and every client in the 'Jenzabar Nation.' We take great pride in the work we do in crafting solutions that respond to the specific needs of each client, which is important to institutions such as PUPR that have a vision for growth and strategic goals tied to the implementation of technology solutions that will better serve their constituents. We look forward to a fruitful and lasting relationship with one of the nation's most prestigious engineering schools."

Extremely customizable and almost infinitely scalable, the Jenzabar CX ERP system allows administrative and academic staff to access, update, store and report on crucial constituent data through a common database and a complete suite of end-to-end modules designed to serve the institution throughout the student lifecycle. Authorized users share real-time information between departments, streamlining workflow, and optimizing business processes.

Jenzabar's Internet Campus Solution is the gateway that provides controlled data access, transaction and interaction capabilities to all constituents, from prospects to alumni, becoming the Web-based "campus common" that ties communities together. JICS unifies the user interface and point-of-entry for institution-wide applications and content, along with customizable views of department-specific, group-specific, and personalized information based on each user's defined role(s).

Noted for its flexibility and customizability, the key features of Jenzabar NTS include the flexibility to schedule courses of any duration with any start and end date, online registration and shopping cart functionality, a workflow-enabled course approval process, an integration toolkit that facilitates data exchange with an institution's central ERP system, and analysis tools for planning and managing budgets and marketing campaigns.

About Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

Founded in 1966, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR) is a private non-profit institution specializing in Engineering, Architecture, Land Surveying and Geomatics and Business Administration. Within the USA and its territories, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is the largest private Hispanic university specializing in technology, serving over 6000 students. The main campus is conveniently located in the island's financial district in the core of metropolitan San Juan. Recently, PUPR expanded academic offerings to Florida in two new campuses in Miami and Orlando, operating as Polytechnic University of the Americas. Today, over 40% of the graduating engineers in Puerto Rico are alumni of the Polytechnic University.

About Jenzabar(R), Inc.

Jenzabar(R), Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software and services developed exclusively for higher education. Jenzabar's Total Campus Management (TCM) framework meets the unique business needs of higher education with a comprehensive approach to software and services, from an award-winning campus portal to fully integrated functionally-rich enterprise systems. With more than 30 years of combined experience offering technology solutions to colleges and universities, Jenzabar is the trusted partner of choice to 700 campuses worldwide, including private liberal arts, state, and community colleges and business, medical, law and other graduate schools. Jenzabar is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with regional offices located across the United States. For further information, please visit

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