COLUMBUS, Ohio – Navigator Management Partners has engaged with the Kuali Foundation to become an "Additional Investor" for the Kuali Student (KS) initiative. "Additional Investors" are higher education institutions or Kuali Commercial Affiliates (KCAs) that contribute staff time (at least two full time equivalents (FTEs)) or cash to assist with the build-out of KS initiatives.
The Kuali Student project is a consortium of international institutions and KCAs working together to build a next-generation, open-source Student Information System (SIS). As the largest project within the Kuali suite, KS is undertaking the incremental development of software to provide a variety of student services as well as housing student data. Through modules such as Curriculum Management, Enrollment, Academic Planning, Student Accounts, and so many more, Kuali Student is giving institutions the functionality they need for a powerful SIS.
No stranger to the Kuali community, Navigator is a proven implementation partner. They have successfully implemented the Kuali Financial System (KFS) at the University of Arizona, Haverford College and the University of Maryland College Park. With the decision to expand beyond KFS, Navigator sees Kuali Student as a natural progression for their Kuali practice as institutions continue to adopt open source and community-based licenses for applications designed and built for higher education.
Other benefits to Navigator as an "Additional Investor" include early access and familiarization with KS products, access to the Functional Council, and membership on the Kuali Student Board. The KS community benefits by having additional resources to accelerate development and by having implementation consultants available who will be actively involved with the development of the software. Both parties are excited about this valuable partnership.
For more information on the Kuali Student project, visit www.kuali.org. To visit Navigator Management Partners' website, go to www.navmp.com.
About Navigator Management Partners, LLC
Navigator Management Partners is a consulting firm specializing in Project Management, Business Process Design, Packaged Software Implementation, Organizational Change Management, and Enterprise Technology Strategy expertise. The team of proven professionals in business and technology consulting has served in Fortune 500 organizations and Public Sector institutions as employees of the world's leading consulting firms. Navigator was founded in Columbus, Ohio, and has since opened additional offices nationally. Navigator's business is focused on regional capabilities centered in its locations. In these markets, Navigator provides affordable, local alternatives, to its larger competitors, while bringing world-class consulting services to these strategic markets.
About Kuali Student
Kuali Student is a dedicated community of international higher education partners and commercial affiliates working together to build a next-generation Student information system (SIS). Our project is committed to delivering more than just keeping track of student data. Flexible design accommodates unique business processes and improves administrative efficiency. We also have powerful student-centric products, including tools to plan their academic career. This functionality can be deployed incrementally and integrated with legacy or vended systems. To learn more about the project and the open source software we create, visit our website at www.kuali.org/ks.