Chicago, IL & Cary, N.C. — Edline and SchoolDude.com today announced a premier alliance to better serve public schools, including their tens of thousands of education institution clients. Two of the nation’s largest and most successful software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies for the education industry will provide the learning community with an integrated product that streamlines the information flow between teachers, faculty, staff and parents — and the mission-critical support services departments that keep districts operating efficiently and effectively. Edline, the K-12 technology leader in learning community management, online classroom management, and website and portal solutions, specializes in communication between students, parents, teachers and faculty. SchoolDude, the education market leader in enterprise workflow and business process improvement, specializes in building automation, facility scheduling, and facility, technology, energy and transportation management.
New Integrated Product Strategy
Edline and SchoolDude unveiled an integrated product strategy that will transform enterprise communications, learning management and support services.
Business process benefits from the alliance include:
- Streamlined information flow between teachers, faculty, staff and parents, and the support services department for more efficient district operations
- Simplified submission of support services requests within the Edline portal platform, including: maintenance, inventory, transportation, technology and facility event/rental requests
- Syndication of SchoolDude’s facility use calendar and event data to Edline’s portal platform, enabling clients to customize and publicize information on school, community or district calendars
Edline and SchoolDude will announce additional business process improvements in the future
Impact on School District & Technology Leaders
“Since the adoption of Edline and SchoolDude, our school district has the ability to streamline communications, access and manage resources within minutes, monitor ongoing student progress, and develop an online community for students, teachers, administrators, support staff and parents,” said Annamaria Schrimpf, Director of Educational Technology at Winchester Public Schools in Massachusetts. “For the educational technology department, these integrated resources have translated into greater staff efficiency and cost savings, improved data analysis, and guaranteed data integrity. Can it get any better? The integration of these two high-quality products, accessed through a single point of entry, enhances the end user’s experience and continues to expand the user base throughout the school community.”
“At Edline, we strive to support teachers and school staff, making their jobs easier through an array of technology solutions. We are pleased to announce our partnership with SchoolDude, which will greatly enhance our service to clients,” said Jon Abrams, Chairman, Edline.
Added Kent Hudson, CEO & Co-Founder of SchoolDude, “We are excited to partner with Edline, especially as portals and learning community platforms are becoming a strong part of the K-12 infrastructure. Our integration will create a better experience for our clients and provide them meaningful time and cost savings. Our mission as a company is to assist educational professionals in better managing operations and saving money, which in turn helps make them more successful. Integrating with Edline supports our mission to be a good steward of our client’s trust and investment.“
Edline provides the world’s leading K-12 technology solutions that help schools improve student performance by harnessing the power of parental involvement, supporting teachers, and engaging the learning community. We offer an array of technology solutions that support this mission: web hosting, content management, information portals, and tools for classroom management, gradebook, mass notification, analytics, virtual storage and related technologies — all of which can be deployed individually or together as part of an integrated and comprehensive Learning Community Management System. For more information about Edline, visit www.edline.com.
Vice President, Marketing
With more than 4,500 education institution clients, SchoolDude is the nation’s leading provider of on-demand operations management solutions designed exclusively for the unique needs of educational professionals. Backed by the industry’s only Legendary Service Program, SchoolDude’s broad suite of online applications is revolutionizing the business of managing educational operations. SchoolDude’s on-demand tools for operations management offer easy to use, affordable solutions to help both small and large educational institutions save money, increase efficiency and improve services. For more information about SchoolDude, visit www.schooldude.com.
Director, Business Development & Public Affairs