Philander Smith College Migrates to Jenzabar One Cloud Services in Just Two Weeks

College Realizes Improved Security, Reliability, Mobile Access, Scalability, and Lower Costs with Cloud

BOSTON, MA—November 1, 2018 –  Jenzabar®, a leading technology innovator in higher education serving the new student, today announced that long-time customer Philander Smith College successfully migrated its Jenzabar One software suite from an on-premise system to Jenzabar Cloud Services in just two weeks.  Additionally, the college expanded its use of Jenzabar One’s products to include Jenzabar’s eLearning and Retention modules. These new capabilities will enable Philander Smith to give students and administrators access to its systems from any device anywhere and at any time as well as improved reliability, security, accountability at a lower cost.

Founded in 1877, Philander Smith College is a small, privately supported, historically black, four-year liberal arts institution in Little Rock, Arkansas.  A Jenzabar client for over fifteen years, Philander Smith determined it was more cost-effective to transition to the cloud.

“Working closely with Jenzabar’ s highly experienced team we were able to migrate quickly to the cloud allowing us to be up and ready for the first day of fall classes,” said Brian Clay, Chief Information Officer at Philander Smith College.  “Jenzabar’ s Cloud Services enables us to have more accountability, improved security, enhanced reliability, mobile access, faster decision making and instant access to latest software versions while lowering our network infrastructure and data center costs. Furthermore, our IT staff is now freed up for other projects that support our students and administration.”

With Jenzabar eLearning, students at Philander Smith now have access to online courses from any device including assignments, group discussions and grades. Faculty can deliver assignments, events, news, discussions, and resources by unit, easily score assignments and send tasks and events to student calendars.  Jenzabar Retention module provides Philander students a pathway to success and administration the tools to retain students, identify at-risk students and meet government compliance retention regulations.

“The Philander Smith College migration demonstrates how quickly and seamless the move to the cloud can be when you have the necessary expertise and resources available,” said Ben Bassett, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Managed Services at Jenzabar.  “We have over eight years’ experience working with more than 175 clients in the cloud and only work with world-class data centers with high availability to ensure business continuity.  Also, it is a testament to the quality of our talented people that forward-thinking institutions like Philander Smith look to Jenzabar when they make the move to the cloud.”

Jenzabar Cloud and Managed Services

Jenzabar Managed Services is a highly effective option for improving constituent service, enhancing efficiency, controlling costs, and mitigating risk. As an industry-leading information management expert, Jenzabar offers a comprehensive range of personalized support, from daily IT services to full-scale software implementation. Jenzabar Cloud Services let you run all your Jenzabar and non-Jenzabar  applications in a scalable, on-demand, and affordable way. Whether you are leveraging the cloud for operational efficiency, cost savings, or business continuity, Jenzabar has a solution to ensure your success.

About Jenzabar

Created out of a passion for education and a vision for technology, Jenzabar offers disruptive, innovative software solutions and services that empower students’ success and helps higher education institutions meet the demands of the modern studentOver 1,350 higher educational campuses harness Jenzabar solutions for improved performance across campus and a more personalized and connected experience for the student.  For further information, please visit www.jenzabar.com  or on twitter @Jenzabar or LinkedIn. 

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