Founded in 1899, post-secondary institution, South University (Savannah, GA), has 11 campuses, 38 online programs, 825 employees, around 2900 vendors, and almost $190 million in revenue. Twelve years ago, the university took an essential step in expanding its academics by creating a College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Health Professions, and the College of Nursing. The College of Theology was later established in 2013. August 2019, Dr. Steven K. Yoho was appointed as Chancellor and CEO for the educational institution to continue towards academic quality, student retention, and student growth.
Location: Savannah, GA
Founded: South University was established in 1899
Joined Multiview: 2018
South University needed a single cloud-based ERP solution to simplify the work carried out by the accounting departments. Previously, the school had three systems for workflow. It was very high touch, and employees had to access all three systems, and none of them were accessible by mobile devices. They needed to be able to easily present information to different internal and external regulatory bodies and access different roll-offs. Educational institutions need to measure the profitability of their programs. With all of the highly confidential information collected by a school, security is a top priority, as well as different levels of access to different employees’ and students’ information.
Multiview was a clear choice for South University because of our value proposition and full product and service transparency. Now that they are officially in year two with us, they are looking forward to building on year one. We spoke to Finance Director, Jim Caruso, about how Multiview has changed the organization for the better.
Jim Caruso, Finance Director
Jim is an experienced, multi-dimensional corporate finance leader with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. He has a bachelor of science in business administration (BBA) with a major in finance from the University of Pittsburgh.
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Q: By using Multiview, can you measure any improvements to productivity or time-saving?
Q: Is there anything that Multiview provides to the education industry that was a benefit?
We’re doing a program profitability exercise right now. We’re looking at what’s going on in our undergrad nursing, grad nursing, psychology, and business. I was involved in a program profitability exercise a couple of years ago, and it took five, eight weeks to do it. Multiview’s solution will inevitably make the process quicker and more efficient.
Q: How long did the month-end close process take before Multiview?
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