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Administrative/Business Tools


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.

Revenue Services Firm To Provide Claims Management for AZ Special Ed Programs

PracticeMax has contracted with 12 Arizona school districts to provide its Direct Service Claiming (DSC) software. PracticeMax DSC is a Medicaid billing and claims management solution specially designed for special education programs.

STI Enhances SIS with Donor Tracking Module

STI has introduced a new module for its InformationNOW student information system (SIS) called GIFTrak, which will allow private and charter schools to manage their donations, donor databases, and fundraising activities.

Learning Application Interoperability Standards Get Vendor Boost

Two standards efforts from the IMS Global Learning Consortium gained steam last week during Educause with support announcements coming from a number of high profile vendors, including SunGard Higher Education, Oracle, Jenzabar, Pearson, and Desire2Learn. IMS is a non-profit organization that develops interoperability standards for education technology.

Moodlerooms Launches Data Exchange Tool and Cisco WebEx Integration

Moodlerooms, a Moodle service provider, has released a data exchange tool and announced two new programs: a partnership with the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute and a new partner program for the development of plugins.

Texas District Turns to Web To Lower Dropout Rates

San Antonio Independent School District in Texas has implemented a Web-based program to lower the rate of students dropping from its high schools.

Enterprise Software Brings Cost Savings to School Districts Worldwide

Paper keeps getting more expensive. Printer toner may have plateaued in recent years, but at a pretty steep price point. Add to this the costs of printer and copier upkeep, and even replacement, as well as the physical space required to maintain paper files, especially as government reporting demands mushroom.

Largest SC District Deploys Enterprise Resource Management Systems

Greenville County Schools in Greenville, SC has chosen the enterprise software from St. Paul-based Lawson Software to streamline its administrative functions and financial data management.

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