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Administrative/Business Tools


Microsoft To Offer Dynamics AX Connector for SAP

Microsoft plans to roll out a new connector for its Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that can hook up with SAP's Business Suite ERP.

PowerSchool Adds iPad, Android Support

Pearson's PowerSchool has been bumped to version 6.2, adding new mobile devices support, as well as planning and reporting tools. Pearson has also released PowerTeacher 2.0, an update to the company's gradebook software.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Hits RTM Release in May

Microsoft Wednesday announced that SQL Server 2008 R2 has achieved release-to-manufacturing status and will be released in May worldwide.

SAS Broadens Free Access to Academic Analytics Tools

Business software maker SAS, whose initial product was conceived in a university, is seeking to expand its footprint in the education market.

What's on the K-12 IT Agenda?

With so much technology being thrown at it, the K-12 set has some choices to make this year. Budgets are tight; IT is evolving quickly; and administrators, teachers, and students alike are embracing new tools and software like never before. Balancing these three factors can be a challenge for the most tech-savvy school districts, all of which are being pulled into the technology age at an unprecedented rate.

SP1 Arriving This Year for Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft has announced updates to come in Service Pack 1 of Exchange Server 2010, including management and search improvements.

California Districts Tap Oracle BI for Student Reporting

Two school districts in financially parched California are working with Oracle to develop and implement state-mandated data systems using business intelligence software for managing and analyzing individual student data.

Indiana District Revamps Data Management

Carmel Clay Schools of Carmel, IN, is moving to GlobalScholar's Pinnacle Insight as its data management system in an ongoing effort to improve data-driven decision making in the district.

Westside Union SD Automates Timekeeping

Westside Union School District of Quartz Hill, CA, which serves communities in the Antelope Valley about 60 miles north of Los Angeles, reported that it will automate its extensive district timekeeping processes with a solution from workforce management software provider Kronos.

Texas Districts Move to Web-Based Data Certification System

Three Texas school districts have recently moved to Certica Solutions' Certify software for internal data certification. Humble Independent School District (HISD) and Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (LCISD), both in the Houston area, and San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) said they chose Certify to improve the quality of the data reported to Texas Education Agency (TEA) under state reporting laws.

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