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Navigator Management Partners Recognized as Kuali Commercial Affiliate
Nov 08, 2010 (11:11 AM EST)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Navigator Management Partners is the newest commercial affiliate of the Kuali Foundation, it was announced today. Kuali is a growing community of universities, colleges, businesses and other organizations that have partnered to build and sustain open-source software for higher education, by higher education.

Navigator Management Partners is a leading management and technology consulting firm with multiple clients who are already using Kuali software. With extensive experience in similar software applications, Navigator is poised to present impressive implementation options to any universities that are currently using or planning to implement Kuali products.

"Building on our years of experience with our Kuali clients, Navigator Management Partners is proud to join the Kuali community as a commercial affiliate to the foundation," Navigator Management Partners founder and President David Schoettmer said. "We look forward to contributing our decades of enterprise software implementation experience and our business acumen to successful Kuali projects in the coming years."

Kuali is an "open-source" software product that facilitates many of a college or university's crucial business functions such as grant management, financial systems, enrollment and budgeting.  As an "open-source" software, users can enhance its features allowing Kuali to incorporate the changes into other applications so all users can capitalize.  

"We want all of the schools using Kuali to know that there's a new commercial affiliate out there that can help them with their software," Schoettmer said.  "Navigator Management Partners is a potential implementation partner with extensive experience in the field, and Navigator personnel can be a tremendous asset not only during the implementation process but also as a long-term maintenance partner.  We have extensive experience with systems implementation in higher-ed environments, and with our Kuali affiliation we can bring that set of tools to our current clients as well as others who require the level of excellence that Navigator routinely provides."

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About Navigator Management Partners, LLC:

Navigator Management Partners is a regional consultancy specializing in Project Management, Business Process Design, Packaged Software Implementation, Organizational Change Management, and Enterprise Technology Strategy services. The team includes individuals with a proven track record in business and technology consulting, many having served Fortune 500 companies and Public Sector institutions as employees of the world's market leading consulting firms. Navigator was founded in Columbus, Ohio but has since opened offices across the United States.  Navigator's business is focused in the regions surrounding its office locations. In these markets, Navigator provides an affordable, local alternative to its larger competitors. Navigator brings world-class consulting services to its local marketplaces.


Clare Vetrick, Navigator Management Partners

Office: (614) 796-0090, Ext. 2424


SOURCE Navigator Management Partners, LLC