Navigator Management Partners Acquires rSmart Consulting Services

Navigator Management Partners (“Navigator,” announced today that they have acquired the consulting services of Scottsdale, AZ-based rSmart, a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for higher education. With rSmart (, Navigator will offer an unparalleled spectrum of Kuali services together with an increased national and higher education industry footprint.

Dave Schoettmer, President and Founder of Navigator, commented “rSmart is one of the leaders in Kuali consulting services, and is passionate about the same thing we are – achieving business value for our clients. Acquiring rSmart consulting services allows Navigator to enhance our higher education ERP capabilities as well as our Kuali software as a service (SaaS) consulting expertise.”

“Navigator was the perfect fit for us. Combining rSmart’s consulting services with their Kuali practice creates the most substantial, most experienced, and most capable Kuali consulting organization in our community,” stated Chris Coppola, CEO of rSmart.

The enhanced service offering positions Navigator to become a Kuali consulting services leader, bringing together Navigator’s Program and Project Management, Business Process Reengineering, Organizational Change Leadership, Business Intelligence, and Software Solutions expertise with rSmart’s open source software solutions expertise.

Together, the companies have offices in 5 U.S. cities with a combined staff of 165 employees and 45 higher education clients. The companies align with each other very well creating a natural fit, and there will be little impact to their employees, clients, prospects and partners.