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Administrative/Business Tools


SchoolNet Launches Student Information System

After two years of testing and development in partnership with more than 200 school districts, Schoolnet has released its new student information system, GradeSpeed. The system allows user districts to import, track, and report on all student data without requiring substantial training of administrators who expect to use it regularly, according to the company.

Houston Area District Revamps Data Management

In an effort to save time and resources related to data compilation, Klein Independent School District (KISD) in suburban Houston has overhauled its data management systems.

PeopleCube Meeting Planner Adds Mobile Scheduling

PeopleCube has released a new version of its application for managing workspace, resources, and facilities. The new version of Resource Scheduler 9.0 provides integration with Lotus Notes, includes a mobile phone interface, features new Web-based functions, and integrates with personal calendaring systems such as Outlook.

Cleveland High Schools Try To Streamline College Applications Process

Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has chosen SuperAPP software from ConnectEDU to help streamline its students' college admissions processes in all 22 of its high schools.

Oracle Plans To Take on Microsoft Office

With its acquisition of Sun Microsystems complete, Oracle intends to go after Microsoft's lucrative Office franchise, the company revealed yesterday. While Oracle had been quiet about its intentions for supporting Sun OpenOffice, the company disclosed plans for a forthcoming upgrade called Oracle Cloud Office during a five-hour briefing at its Redwood Shores, CA headquarters.

Oklahoma School Districts Unify Administrative Systems

Two districts in Oklahoma are turning to ERP to help overhaul their administrative processes. Union Public Schools and Muskogee Public Schools this week went public with plans to deploy the Munis Enterprise Resource Planning suite from Tyler Technologies.

Web-Based SIS Looks To 'Go Green' with New Communications Features

InformationNow, a Web-based student information system from K-12 technology developer STI, is adding a new suite of features called "Go Green."

PublicSchoolWorks Debuts Fraud Reporting System

PublicSchoolWorks has released a new Fraud Reporting System that that integrates with its EmployeeSafe Suite. The system allows staff to report complaints and suspicious activity anonymously.

Disaster Recovery ROI Minus the Disaster

The Florida Department of Education revamped its disaster recovery strategy to strengthen it and save money. But now the department is enjoying a side benefit beyond cost savings. Even if a disaster never happens, applications can be failed over for maintenance, and users can revive a file they've lost.

Akron Public Schools Turns to ERP To Improve Business Operations

Akron Public Schools (APS) of Akron, OH, is deploying the Munis enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution from Tyler Technologies.

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