Partnership Gives Students Access to 100% of Course Materials on Day One
Boston, MA – May 25, 2016 – – Jenzabar®, Inc., a leading provider of software, strategies, and services for higher education, today announced a partnership with Rafter, Inc., the leading course materials management company, to bring the Rafter360 product to the Jenzabar community. Jenzabar clients will be able to recognize significant cost efficiencies in their operations while providing their students with cost savings of their own, and 100 percent availability of course materials on day one of their classes.
Rafter360®, is an all-inclusive solution that allows schools to include textbooks as part of the student bill. By adopting Rafter360, colleges are providing students with 100 percent of their assigned course materials on day one for a low and predictable flat rate. Through a simple plug-in from Rafter to Jenzabar, campuses are able to extend the capabilities of their Student Information Systems (SIS), Learning Management Systems (LMS), and Jenzabar’s Portal investments to Rafter360. The new integration also makes it easier and more functional for faculty and students to adopt and acquire the necessary course materials. The solution improves overall college access and affordability by making the cost of required educational content a budgeted and predictable expense. As instructional materials evolve from print textbooks into digital experiences, Rafter360 helps institutions differentiate themselves as student advocates and technology innovators.
“We are excited to be partnering with Jenzabar as we share a focus on institutional and student success,” said Sara Leoni, CEO at Rafter. “Jenzabar brings a collaborative approach along with a strong and engaged client community that will help ensure the success of this partnership.”
The Jenzabar – Rafter partnership will enable Jenzabar schools to enhance their service to students and faculty by making course materials readily available and easily accessed for a low cost. By incorporating the Rafter solution into their institutional model, schools project a student-centric approach, ensuring preparedness for coursework that will promote student success and persistence.
“Our partnership with Rafter reflects our ongoing commitment to bring leading-edge technology solutions to our client institutions,” said Jamison Barr, Vice President of Partner Relationships for Jenzabar, Inc. “Our corporate mantra to ‘maximize client success’ is greatly enhanced through partnerships such as what we have created with Rafter. Together, we will provide an innovative solution to our clients that is flexible, cost-effective, and contributes to institutional goals for retention and student success.”
Jenzabar student information systems have been chosen more often than any other SIS over the past five years. Exclusively serving higher education, Jenzabar software and services are designed to drive higher performance in every department at your institution. Jenzabar collaborates with clients to make higher education amazing. Jenzabar is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. For further information, please visit www.jenzabar.com.
Rafter is a technology company on a mission to improve student success by making higher education more affordable, accessible, and effective for all. The company’s solution, Rafter360, is transforming how schools discover, manage, and distribute educational content to students. This proven solution enables schools to prepare students with 100% of their course materials by the start of classes, ensures full academic freedom, and improves classroom access and college affordability. Based in San Mateo, California, Rafter was founded in 2006. For more information please visit www.rafter.com.