The different functionalities that Aspen possesses and its simplicity of use are plusses.
McHenry, IL (PRWEB) July 01, 2011
Marietta (Ga.) City Schools, a K-12 district with more than 8,000 students in 11 schools, has culminated a one-year search for a new student information system (SIS) with the adoption of Aspen from Follett Software Company.
“It is a very integrated system," said Dayton Hibbs, assistant superintendent for operations, technology and assessment. “The different functionalities that Aspen possesses and its simplicity of use are plusses. It’s not some complicated tool, which is crucial because it will be easy to train and cross-train those in our district who will be using it.”
Hibbs added that Follett Software Company’s acquisition of Aspen (as part of its larger acquisition in October 2010 of Hingham, Mass.-based X2 Development Corporation) was a “big validation” for the search committee. Marietta City Schools has enjoyed a positive relationship over the years with Follett Software as a customer of the company’s market-leading Destiny® Library Manager™ product.
Cherokee County School District, in nearby Canton, Ga., previously selected Aspen and has implemented the web-based customizable student information platform for its 36 schools.
About Follett Software Company (http://www.FollettSoftware.com)
Follett Software Company is the integrated educational technology solution provider that more than half of America’s school districts trust to support staff and engage students in today’s digitally rich learning environment. Follett’s digitally powered technologies help districts more efficiently and cost-effectively manage traditional and digital educational resources, provide digital learning environment tools focusing on student achievement and make confident decisions based on quality academic data. Powerful, integrated solutions enable Follett to support today’s collaborative learning community and empower 21st century learning and discovery. Follett Software Company is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation, a $2.7 billion, privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.
About Aspen (http://www.FollettSoftware.com/Aspen)
Simplifying school data management through the integration of key K-12 applications, Aspen enables parents to see student grades, attendance and other vital school information online. Further, Aspen tracks student immunization, manages grades for teachers, and enables students to submit their homework online. Aspen runs the daily schedule for all students and teachers, assisting staff in the management of subject selections. Aspen is produced by X2 Development Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Follett Software Company.