“Because SaaS [software as a service] student information systems are a new offering in higher education, we wanted a partner that was not brand new to the software services business,” said Dr. Michael E. Dobe, Sr., President of IHC. “It quickly became clear that EMPOWER is a deeply experienced, process-driven company.”
However, substantial experience wasn’t the only thing IHC sought from a potential vendor. “We wanted out-of-the-box functionality and a clear and understandable pricing structure. EMPOWER provides both,” added Dobe.
In addition to features that support recruitment, admissions, records, financial aid and much more, the ability to work cross-platform via Mac and PC played a part in IHC’s decision. “Each year, we invest more than 10,000 hours of work to provide system enhancements that are inspired by our clients’ specific needs,” said EMPOWER President Robert Brender. “We always listen to customer feedback — it’s what drives our business forward.”
Though impressed with the system’s features and flexibility, Dobe said the relationship he’s built with EMPOWER differentiates the experience. “From the very start, the EMPOWER team has displayed a high degree of professionalism. This has built trust and fostered a collaborative approach to implementing the system.”
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 http://www.empowersis.com.
About International Horizons College
International Horizons College (IHC) is highly selective, two-year college based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The college enables students from the Middle East and Asia to complete their bachelor’s degree in two portions, starting with two years in Dubai and ending with two years of education at a top U.S. university. In addition to creating pathways to elite U.S. universities, IHC is in discussion with top regional schools. The college's focus is on implementing new pedagogies and leveraging sophisticated technology to advance its virtual “Global Classroom,” where students and faculty collaborate and learn with those in the U.S. and other countries. For more information, please visit http://www.ihc-
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