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Butler Community College, Kansas, Partners with Jadu for Web Content Management and Mobile Apps

Published Thursday, 26 July 2012

Partnership to include innovative web CMS and Weejot mobile apps service that offers users a rich, seamless experience across multiple channels

CHICAGO, July 26, 2012-Jadu, Inc., a global Web Experience Management software vendor, announced today its partnership with Butler Community College in Kansas to provide the college with its innovative web CMS and weejot.com mobile platform. This announcement marks Jadu's continued growth in the US market as a trusted provider of web-based and mobile platforms.

With six campuses and centers-and approximately 15,000 students enrolled-Butler Community College is the second largest community college in Kansas, offering nearly 90 degree programs, 30 professional certification programs and hundreds of online courses.

"In searching for a web and mobile content management system, the college sought a flexible, innovative system that could easily grow with the ever-changing needs of the college," said Ryan Entz, Executive Director of Marketing Communications at Butler Community College. 

"The web increasingly is becoming the central point of information and engagement for our stakeholders," said Entz. "Jadu's content management system and weejot.com mobile platform provides a high-performance work environment that empowers a diverse group of web contributors to create and communicate the most current and relevant content to our audiences."

Jadu recently launched the weejot.com service providing institutions with both learning tools for mobile app development using web scripting technology such as HTML and Javascript and as a communications channel for publishing apps in real-time. The service integrates seamlessly with content management systems, such as Jadu's own Universe CMS.

"As we began our requirements discussions for a content management system, it was important to me that we partnered with a company that was at the forefront of the technology curve and that could provide an environment that we could scale with." Says Tom Erwin, Chief Information Officer, Butler Community College.

Of particular importance, is working with a company that understands design, human factors, security and mobility. Another selection criterion that Jadu addressed is the ability to be able to decentralize content management to help ensure that our site stays current and relevant.

Tom Erwin, Chief Information Officer, Butler Community College

"Jadu meets all of those requirements in addition to having a strong alliance with our ERP provider (Ellucian, Inc.), that will result in the development of a rich transactional environment that will provide a great experience for our varied constituencies. I am excited to be partnering with Jadu and adopting the CMS for our web channel and the weejot.com service for our mobile channel." Says Erwin.

The international growth of the weejot.com service has accellerated, with Jadu now providing free developer accounts for any developers interesting in building apps to the increasing community of weejot.com users.

"We're delighted to be working with Butler Community College. Through this new partnership, we are excited to continue and expand our presence in the US and Canada by providing institutions with cutting edge, accessible and innovative technologies." said Richard Forrest, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Jadu. "The growth of our mobile platform, weejot.com is really driving a quantum leap in Higher Education mobile communications in the U.S. It's a unique and magical product for education both as a learning tool and a communications channel."

More information about the Jadu platforms Butler Community College will utilize can be found at http://weejot.com


About Jadu

Jadu is a leading global provider of Web Experience Management software, specializing in CMS, Forms, Search and Mobile for enterprise websites, intranets and extranets. Jadu powers hundreds of government, education and private sector organizations across the world and is a leading innovator in providing customers with the tools needed to simplify and empower the multi-channel web publishing and management process. Jadu recently launched the weejot.com mobile app publishing service, which provides a SaaS platform for delivering mobile apps in real-time.

About Butler Community College

Butler Community College was founded in 1927 and exists to develop responsible, involved lifelong learners and to contribute to the vitality of the communities it serves. Butler Community College is the second largest community college in Kansas, with approximately 15,000 students. The college's two main campuses are in El Dorado and Andover, but it has centers in four other communities and a dynamic virtual campus with hundreds of online courses.  It offers nearly 90 degree programs and 30 professional certification programs. Further information about Butler Community College can be found at www.butlercc.edu .

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