Oracle NetSuite Corporate Communications
Senior Director, Global Communications
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Statewide College Access Program led by the University of North Carolina Among Institutions Standardized on NetSuite for CRM
SAN MATEO, Calif.—October 13, 2005—NetSuite, Inc., the leader in on-demand business management software for growing organizations, today announced that both the Wharton School and a statewide college access program led by the 16-campus University of North Carolina (UNC) have implemented NetSuite for CRM to better manage its respective programs. The Wharton School MBA Program for Executives is using NetSuite CRM+ to manage its recruitment and application process. Similarly, the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) Resource Center—administered by the UNC Office of the President—has implemented NetSuite's CRM functionality to better coordinate college planning services to students, parents, and educators. Further, NetSuite's NetFlex platform allows NetSuite CRM functionality to be tailored to meet the unique needs of these universities. For more information about this, visit www.netsuite.com/whartonUNC.
The Wharton School MBA Program for Executives, recognized as one of the best executive MBA programs in the world, has implemented NetSuite CRM+ to help manage new leads, track the application process, and provide timely and accurate reports. The Wharton MBA for Executives Program's admissions office is using NetSuite CRM+ in a myriad of ways to manage its recruitment and application process, including:
While administered by the UNC Office of the President, the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) Resource Center involves all of North Carolina's 110 two-year and four-year, public and private colleges as well as the state's K-12 schools. CFNC is a nationally recognized model for K-16 collaboration and services to improve college access. As part of a comprehensive effort to increase the number of North Carolina residents attaining college degrees, the center has implemented NetSuite for CRM.
CFNC chose NetSuite for three principle reasons. First, to gain more robust functionality than they had with their previous, disparate CRM applications, which included a Goldmine database that resided on a campus server; second, to allow all team members who are dispersed throughout the state to access essential information from any location in real-time; and third, to save the money and time they would have spent on maintenance, upkeep and security issues associated with a more expensive server-based solution.
CFNC plans to use NetSuite's CRM functionality for a wide variety of activities, including:
"We've been extremely pleased with how NetSuite has been able to be customized to fit the specific CRM needs of our industry," said Mark Wiles, Director of the College Foundation of North Carolina Resource Center—UNC Office of the President. "The professionalism of the NetSuite Professional Services team and their willingness to help us has been even better than we expected. Every time we have had a question, they have gone out of their way to find us a solution."
Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite, said, "The success we've had in helping Wharton and the University of North Carolina are examples of how NetSuite's CRM functionality is flexible and powerful enough to serve industries such as higher education. We are extremely happy to help each of these schools further their efforts of achieving excellence in education."
About the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized around the world for its academic strengths across every major discipline and at every level of business education. Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school in the nation, Wharton has approximately 4,600 undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and doctoral students, more than 8,000 participants in its executive education programs annually, and an alumni network of more than 80,000 worldwide. For more information please visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.
About College Foundation of North Carolina
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service provided by the State of North Carolina to increase college access for students at all North Carolina two and four-year, private and public institutions. Partners include the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, North Carolina Community College System, University of North Carolina, State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, College Foundation, Inc. (non-profit), and the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. For more information please visit www.cfnc.org.