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Administrative/Business Tools


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.

VA District Overhauls Administrative Systems

Fairfax County, VA, has selected a package of solutions provided by SAP to streamline the administrative responsibilities of its county government and public school system.

Colorado District Overhauls Administration with New ERP Deployment

Cherry Creek School District in Colorado is revamping its administrations and replacing legacy systems with new enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools for finance, purchasing, and human resources management.

St. Louis PS Deploys Online Systems for Community Education

St. Louis Public Schools in Missouri is rolling out new software tools to help bolster its community education program. The district is adding a registration and student assessment system to help track and share data and outcomes.

Wisconsin Launches e-Transcript Initiative

Wisconsin is launching an electronic transcript initiative that will allow high school and college students in the state to use Docufide, a secure transcript service, for a discount.

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