University Business October 2017 - 52

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Eileen Smith,
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Jenzabar

Helping higher ed institutions create
optimal technology strategies
Jenzabar One is an interoperable solution set that fits various needs
What is Jenzabar seeing in the higher ed market in terms
of the best approaches to technology improvements and
changes?
Many schools are running solutions that are 25 to 35 years
old. They're realizing that their current solutions constrain
them and are unable to keep pace with their technology
needs. Colleges are beginning to review their technology
strategies, particularly in areas such as mobile-first, cloud
computing, recruitment and retention solutions, and budget
management. Jenzabar analyzed the situation late last year
and determined that we were going to reposition ourselves
and put out a new suite of solutions.
What does Jenzabar bring to the table that distinguishes
it in the higher ed arena?
We pride ourselves on the tenure of our employees. This is
a critical piece and a distinct differentiator. Jenzabar has
had one CEO for the entire duration of the company and the
executive management team has more than 320 years of
collective experience in higher education. Our client-facing
employees, or Trusted Advisors, have on average more
than 20 years of experience in higher ed. The second they
walk onto campus they can begin to help customers and
prospective customers, ensuring that our solutions will
support what they need now, what's on the horizon, and
where higher education is moving in the future.
How important is it to have employees with higher ed
experience?
Our folks know this business. They have been registrars.
They have been CFOs. They have been CIOs. They bring that
wealth of experience and knowledge to every engagement
that they have with our clients, and therefore, can put the
right pieces together that fit the needs of that particular
client. All of our clients are different. They all have different
needs and will need a different solution set from us. That is
what Jenzabar One really is.

Talk about some of the solutions under Jenzabar One.
Jenzabar One is an interoperable solution set that fits
various needs. Institutions work with their Jenzabar
Trusted Advisor to help determine the strategy that's
right for them and choose the products within Jenzabar
One, whether that is the entire Jenzabar One ecosystem
or a pace-layered approach. We have a new mobile-first
student solution. There are financial, human resources,
recruitment and admissions solutions. Jenzabar also
has CRMs, which are crucial for colleges to be nimble
and agile; a learning management system; financial aid
solutions; and a new system called Jenzabar Guided
Pathways (GPS). Jenzabar GPS helps students stay on
the path toward their intended success point, whether
it's graduation, a certificate, a boot camp completion or
a CEU. There also are continuing education and retention
solutions. We span the entire campus.
Talk about the flexibility of Jenzabar One for higher ed
customers.
It's all about giving them choice. We offer different
deployment options. Many vendors really put you into a box
and say, "This is the way you will deploy our solution." Some
institutions are being forced into technology upgrades that
they do not want, need, or are ready for. We have flexible
deployment options, including a pace-layered approach, in
which a client deploys one application at a time. For many
institutions financial aid really is their burning platform. They
need to put in a financial aid solution, right now. Institutions
can deploy only our financial aid solution that has APIs to
integrate with their existing system on campus. We also like
to call out the fact that our solutions are configurable versus
customized, and are cloud-ready. Many institutions need a
cloud-ready solution.

For more information, visit www.jenzabar.com/higher-education-solutions
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