SchoolsBuddy joins the PowerSchool Group ISV Partner Program to Streamline After-School Activities Management, Parent Teacher Bookings, School Sign Ups and Parent Communications
SchoolsBuddy offers direct integration with PowerSchool data, providing personalised views for parents and students
West Sussex, UK – 5th April 2019 – SchoolsBuddy, a leading school activity management and parent teacher conference bookings system, and PowerSchool, a leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, are joining forces through an independent software vendor (ISV) partnership agreement to provide a seamless link between PowerSchool data and SchoolsBuddy’s advanced school software solution.
The partnership enables PowerSchool schools to digitally manage their after-school activities and other types of sign-ups including field trips, sporting events and online parent consent. The partnership will also benefit schools looking to streamline and manage parent teacher conference bookings. Using PowerSchool Data, SchoolsBuddy can pre-filter based on grade, homeroom or subject class, so users only see relevant information and appointments available to them.
Gary Hector, Co-Founder of SchoolsBuddy said, “We are excited about our new partnership with PowerSchool, which will give us the opportunity to grow our business further while providing U.S. and international schools with a new solution to improve and digitize manual or out dated systems, as well as provide a more dynamic and streamlined approach to traditionally time-consuming tasks.”
SchoolsBuddy’s web and mobile solution is already in use across 35 countries, not only saving schools time and making processes more efficient, but also improving the experience of parents who can use the system on the web or via the mobile apps. The collaboration with PowerSchool and the direct integration makes the use of SchoolsBuddy even more powerful by providing a holistic approach which benefits school districts and international schools and groups by enabling data to be tracked and reported, such as participation in after-school activities or attendance at parent teacher conferences.
We are excited to welcome Schoolsbuddy to the ISV Partner community,” said Alan Taylor, SVP, Corporate Development for PowerSchool. ”Schoolsbuddy offers the essential tools for teachers and parents to efficiently manage extra-curricular activities, parent-teacher meetings and classroom communication. We look forward to working with Schoolsbuddy to support K12 schools around the world.”
Created in 2013, SchoolsBuddy is an innovative cloud-based web and mobile platform allowing Schools to integrate their co-curricular / after-school activities sign up and allocation and efficiently organise their parent teacher conferences. Other popular modules available within the system include online payments, communications, bookings and bus management all within a single portal. SchoolsBuddy’s simple and clear interface for staff, parents and students along with full mobile apps ensures quick and easy uptake and adoption of the system. Schools across the world report huge time savings for staff, money saved by using a single solution, transforming their processes and improving efficiency in many areas. For more information about SchoolsBuddy visit www.schoolsbuddy.com
At PowerSchool, we believe in the simple truth that every student deserves the best opportunities in life. That’s why our mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential, in their way. From the back office to the classroom to the home, PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, learning, grading, attendance, assessment, analytics, state reporting, special education, student registration, talent, finance and HR. Today, we’re proud to be the leading provider of K-12 education application technology supporting over 45 million students in over 70 countries. Visit www.powerschool.com to learn more.
About Our ISV Partnership Program
At PowerSchool, we value our customers and working to make their lives easier using innovative technology. Out of this pursuit, the Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partner program was born. The ISV program, from its foundation, seeks to harness relationships and work together with other K-12 vendors to create integrations that remove the legwork of data exchange for our customers. Our program promotes the delivery of comprehensive solutions to all areas of management of a classroom, school, district, or state. With the PowerSchool platform, you create robust, integrated solutions that meet your unique fingerprint in education, giving you flexibility to create what truly meets your needs across transportation, cafeteria, college/career readiness, visitor management and more. Visit the PowerSchool Partners List to learn more.