Partnership between Polk and Jenzabar continues development of next generation, modular ERP
Boston, MA – June 18, 2015 – Jenzabar®, Inc., a leading provider of software, strategies, and services for higher education, announced today that Polk State College has entered into a design partnership with Jenzabar. The collaboration between Jenzabar and Polk will continue the development of Jenzabar JX, an innovative and user-friendly enterprise resource planning system (ERP), to ultimately improve the educational experience for all constituents.
The ERP that Polk State College currently uses has become increasingly difficult to maintain. The College realized that they would have to address this problem and determined that they needed an innovative solution aligned with the organization’s strategic direction.
“Jenzabar is demonstrating its commitment to designing the next generation ERP with Jenzabar JX, emphasizing improved functionality, the capacity for integration with best-in-class products, and responsive post-secondary solutions,” said Naomi Boyer, Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Polk State College. “Polk State College’s strategic focus areas of innovation, engagement, and value align beautifully with Jenzabar’s similar focus in their new product design, making the option of becoming a design partner an easy – and exciting – choice.”
Jenzabar JX with a modular approach promises improved efficiency and process optimization, providing staff with streamlined technology to accomplish their tasks. With mobile access and self-service, Jenzabar JX also increases ways to connect and engage with students and work on-the-go. The Jenzabar JX design is focused on the student and his/her success with components such as degree audits, early-warning systems, academic planning, and a competency-based education structure that increases control and potential completion rates.
“As technologies enter the marketplace to provide greater structure, communication, and predictive academic analytics to facilitate the student experience, it becomes critical to integrate these tools with the data and information systems that serve as the technical business engines of higher education institutions – and Jenzabar does just that,” said Boyer. “In essence, all of Polk State College’s internal and external stakeholders serve to benefit from the transition to Jenzabar JX.”
Polk State College currently uses the Jenzabar Higher Reach product as its continuing education system and is now extending the existing partnership with Jenzabar JX. Jenzabar’s continuing education offering, Jenzabar Higher Reach, is one of the fastest-growing administrative platforms for CE and workforce development.
“The Jenzabar commitment has always been to work collaboratively with our clients to develop software and services. Our customers will play a key role as we continue to develop Jenzabar JX,” said Sashi Parthasarathi, Executive Vice President for the Jenzabar JX Business Unit. “The higher ed market is moving toward a modular structure and implementation process. The design partnership with Polk State will work toward reinventing the ERP and delivering an innovative, modular solution to higher education.”
Jenzabar is working with over 100 institutions planning Jenzabar JX implementations. Modules released are Jenzabar JX Advancement, Jenzabar JX A/R Management, and Jenzabar Strategic Enrollment Management CRM. Future releases include Jenzabar JX Student and Jenzabar Financial Aid.
About Polk State College
Located in Winter Haven, FL and established in 1964, Polk State College is a multi-campus institution serving over 20,000 students with Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, as well as a wide range of certificate and workforce training options. The College also operates three charter high schools. Polk State’s advantages include small class sizes; hands-on learning; dedicated faculty; day and night classes; online options; affordable tuition; excellent financial aid; a diverse community and vibrant student life, including fine arts opportunities, clubs, and intercollegiate athletics.
About Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software, strategies, and services developed exclusively for higher education. The company offers integrated, innovative solutions to advance the goals of academic and administrative offices across the campus and throughout the student lifecycle. As a trusted partner serving more than 1,000 campuses worldwide, Jenzabar has over four decades of experience supporting the higher education community. Jenzabar is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. For further information, please visit www.jenzabar.com.