Jacksonville College Chooses EMPOWER Student Information System to Effectively Manage Campus Data

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Monday, October 15, 2012

BINGHAM FARMS, MI – October 5, 2012 – After a thorough search for a new system to manage academic and administrative data, Jacksonville College partnered with EMPOWER Student Information System for a fully integrated solution.

“Our previous student information system had become outdated and inefficient,” said Jacksonville’s Chief Information Officer, Michael Creech. Additionally, an increase in enrollment and the expectation of continued growth meant finding a new system was a top priority.

Before switching to EMPOWER, much of the college’s data was fragmented and inaccessible. “Managing the old system was a headache,” said Creech. “Some departments were unable to share data through the system, and often had to resort to reentering data into separate databases.”

Features like online registration and self-service access for students, faculty, and staff provide the flexibility the college needs to handle its everyday needs. Creech added, “We chose EMPOWER to manage our student data because it met or exceeded all of our requirements at an affordable price.” In addition to campuswide data integration, EMPOWER provides the tools necessary to effectively manage admissions, records, financial aid, and more.

EMPOWER also offers thorough technical support and hosting options, ensuring the security of critical data. “Student information systems are critical to the mission of any college, so technical support is always a major concern,” said Creech. “After talking with EMPOWER users from a number of other institutions, we were happy to learn that all of them give EMPOWER’s technical support very high marks.”

About EMPOWER Student Information System
EMPOWER is a fully integrated student information system that meets the management needs of colleges and universities. Its modular design supports ease and efficiency in recruitment, admissions, records and registration, degree audit, financial aid, alumni relations, and much more. EMPOWER’s Oracle database offers the industry’s best security. It allows institutional data to be stored in one central location, where it can be managed, updated and accessed in real time. EMPOWER is available to license or use as a SaaS (software as a service) system based on technical needs. The full EMPOWER package includes implementation, training, conversion, support, maintenance, and ongoing updates. For more information, please visit www.empowersis.com.

About Jacksonville College
Jacksonville College is a Christian, independent, coeducational, two-year liberal arts college. The college exists to provide a quality education from a biblical worldview that challenges minds, transforms lives, and equips students for servant leadership and lifelong learning.