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Administrative/Business Tools


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.

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.

Pennsylvania District Overhauls Administrative Systems

Allentown School District in Pennsylvania is overhauling its administrative systems. The district said it has replaced its Legacy human resources and financial systems to address growth and improve efficiencies.

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.

IT Budgets, Spending Set for Rebound as CIOs Realign Priorities

Worldwide IT spending and IT department budgets across public and private sectors are set to make something of a comeback following 2009's drastic declines. Further, all major segments in IT are expected to see positive growth in 2010, according to two separate reports released this week by market research firm Gartner Inc.

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