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Administrative/Business Tools


Houghton Mifflin Targets District Administration with Pinpoint Suite

School publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has begun showing an integrated education suite intended to help districts fill gaps in their administrative applications and bring together disparate data.

New York District Simplifies Emergency Contact Management

A three-school New York district has implemented an emergency notification service that provides a way for parents and guardians to fill out contact information for their children online and through mobile devices.

Skyward, SRC Solutions Partner To Provide Online Registration

Skyward has partnered with SRC Solutions to provide paperless enrollment for K-12 schools.

Form Factor: Improving Processes at a California School District

The goal is to improve processes by converting form-heavy work into digital workflows. But as this California school district is discovering, finding the right technology is really only the first step.

Denver Public Schools Adopts Performance Management Software

Denver Public Schools in Colorado will be adopting new applications from Lawson to further automate human resources management work. The district, second largest in the state, has about 13,000 teachers and other staff in 160 schools.

HP, Microsoft Roll Out Turnkey Exchange and SQL Appliances

One year after announcing a $250 million, three-year pact to deliver next-generation data center technology, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Microsoft this week unveiled five appliances that offer Exchange and SQL Server in turnkey configurations.

iOS App Tracks E-Rate Account Data

A free app recently released for Apple iOS devices allows users to log in and view data related to their school or district's E-Rate account.

Destiny 9.9 Expands Reporting, Business Tools

Follett Software Co. has released the latest upgrade of its Destiny software for library automation and textbook management. Destiny 9.9 offers a number of improvements aimed at saving time and money for users of its Library Manager and Textbook Manager applications.

Nebraska District Takes Activity Funds Management Online

Millard Public Schools (MPS) of Omaha, NE has shifted its financial management and reporting to the Web.

PerfectForms Releases K-12 Education Version of Workflow Tool

PerfectForms, which develops applications that help organizations automate paper-based processes, has created a version of its workflow management product that caters specifically to the K-12 education market.

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