Monday, March 19, 2007

Over 3000 High Schools Now Have the Ability to Connect!

March 19, 2007- This morning we announced our latest data integration project with Rediker Software, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of high school student information systems with 3,200 schools across the country using their software. Besides the added simplicity of data export for ConnectEdu high schools who use Rediker, the real story lies in the genesis of our relationship with Rediker.

During one of our ConnectEdu account management meetings, it became evident that many of our high schools were using Rediker products. On top of that, the level of technological experience at each school varied dramatically. Some counselors had no problems exporting data, some needed a quick tutorial each time, and some just weren’t familiar with the process at all. But they all had one thing in common: they were using the same SIS platform.

Some of our progressive high school partners, like Nancy Stella from Middletown High School in CT and John Bennett from Harwich High School in MA, had a great idea. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a standardized export from Rediker? They consulted with the ConnectEdu account managers about making it happen.

Jeff Alderson, our Director of Strategic Partnerships, and our team quickly took to task on the project and the rest is history. Now any high school that uses Rediker as their SIS provider will be able to export data into Connect! right from their SIS.

This is just a small example of how ConnectEdu values our relationships with high schools and values their feedback. As partners in the “going-to-college” process, we actively look to solve the obstacles that get in the way for counselors and students. Furthermore, since our business model is dependent upon students successfully moving from high school to college, these obstacles are our problem, too.

We’re excited to be partnered with such a quality organization as Rediker and look forward to expanding SIS partnerships. These partnerships enhance our ability to make a difference for students and counselors engaged in the “going-to-college” process.

Let us know about your SIS provider and how we can make the process easier for you. Email us at: info@connectedu.net

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