During the past year, SunGard K-12 Education’s PLUS 360 suite has been recognized for effectiveness and functionality by educators and software industry leaders from across the nation.
The PLUS 360 suite—which helps districts lead without limits—is a single integrated software solution for the management of student information, assessment and curriculum, special education, and financial and human resources. With PLUS 360, educators are able to access the information they need to help engage students, affect positive change, and ultimately improve student achievement. The administrative software solutions can be deployed to work together or implemented as stand-alone systems to help meet educational goals and requirements.
Joel Hames, SunGard K-12 Education’s director of product management, is honored by these recent recognitions. “SunGard K-12 Education is proud to develop administrative software that supports our nation’s educators in helping to improve student achievement,” he says. “Every day, our team focuses on providing tools that make our customers’ jobs easier. Our software reflects the very best of their ideas for the functionality that is essential for 21st-century schools. So we share these recent recognitions with them and thank them for their continued confidence in our software.”
In October 2014, eSchoolPLUS and PerformancePLUS were recognized as the Best Online School Management Solution and the Best Online District Management System, respectively, in the 19th Annual Education Software Review Awards Program. Sponsored by ComputED Gazette, the EDDIES target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity, providing parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence.
In August 2014, PLUS 360 received eSchool News’ 2014-2015 Readers’ Choice Award. The program recognizes the favorite ed-tech products and services of U.S. educators and administrators. Dennis Pierce, editorial director of eSchool News, says the Readers’ Choice Awards highlight “ed-tech products and services that have proven to be effective. We hope readers will find this information valuable as they consider what technologies they should use in their own schools.”
In April 2014, the PerformancePLUS assessment and curriculum management system was named Best Online School District Management System in the 20th Annual Best Educational Software Awards. Sponsored by ComputED Gazette, the program recognizes innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence.
In March 2014, eSchoolPLUS Teacher Access Center—which allows teachers to quickly access the information they need and provides tools for managing student grades, taking attendance, and reporting discipline issues—was named a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Classroom Management Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards, which are one of the premier awards for the software and information industries, have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. According to Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division, Teacher Access Center and the other finalists “are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products.”
In November 2013, the eSchoolPLUS student information system was named to the 2013 District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products. eSchoolPLUS and other featured products were nominated by K-12 educational leaders and administrators from across the country as those that have made a positive difference in their efforts. The list was selected by District Administration editors based on the quantity of nominations, as well as an evaluation of product quality.