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September 27, 2012

EMAS Pro Teams with Corent for New SaaS-Based Student Retention Solution

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor

Educational institutions seeking an easy-to-use, scalable and cost-effective student retention solution can now start leveraging the new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) solution, EMAS Retention Pro.

The new solution was developed in a joint collaboration between Corent Technology Inc., a provider of SaaS enablement software solutions, and EMAS Pro Inc., a source of higher education enrollment management solutions.

EMAS Pro has directly served hundreds of colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. It is also known to provide student enrollment management software solutions for student recruitment, retention and student financial aid delivery.

According to EMAS Pro, it utilized Corent's SaaS-transformation platform to develop the new EMAS Retention Pro. As a fully multi-tenant SaaS application, EMAS Retention Pro provides browser-based early alerts and triggered to-do lists for staff and faculty, enabling essential campus-wide intervention and collaboration to help students.

Helping in improving higher education institution's student retention, EMAS Retention Pro monitors customized geo-demographic, academic and behavioral factors with each student. It also provides programmed outreach to students including e-mails, phone calls, texts and mail.

"SaaS-enabled by Corent's platform, our SaaS solution makes student retention a possibility for any educational institution, regardless of size or budget,” said Andrei Sergeev, senior VP and CTO, EMAS Pro. “There is no need for complex or time consuming installation or setup; institutions can start working to improve student retention and success immediately. Since EMAS Retention Pro is delivered via a browser, it requires no campus software installation, lowers the barriers to entry, and reduces cost of service."

According to Corent, its SaaS-enablement platform is intended to rapidly transform Web applications into elastic and scalable SaaS solutions without changes to the application code.

"EMAS Pro is a great example of how we are rapidly enabling software providers offer elastic and scalable, SaaS applications, resulting in dramatically reduced cost of on-going service delivery," said Shafi Syed, EVP of engineering at Corent. "We know EMAS Pro will enjoy tremendous success with their new SaaS offering and their customers will benefit from a truly innovative user experience."

The new EMAS Retention Pro student retention solution utilizes custom model-based risk and success factors, threshold triggered automated communications and highly coordinated student interventions by advisors and faculty.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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