RANDA Solutions Acquires eCove Software

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CEO and Founder John Tenny becomes VP of Education Solutions at RANDA

Marty Reed, CEO RANDA Solutions

Marty Reed, CEO RANDA Solutions

The addition of eCOVE to our suite of education software solutions strengthens and expands our reach in the marketplace, escecially in the classroom observation space.

RANDA Solutions, a Franklin, TN-based education data management software firm, announced today the acquisition of eCOVE Software, LLC, a classroom observation and walkthrough software company based in Oregon. The deal was finalized on October 10, 2014. This move will allow RANDA, a company that focuses on state and large district contracts, to enter the classroom observation market at a more granular level, including individual schools or a single teacher. The software is licensed to 810 entities throughout the U.S. and has a presence in 12 countries outside the U.S. These accounts will boost RANDA's presence in the teacher observation space, which includes statewide contracts in Ohio and Colorado.

eCOVE was founded in 2002 by CEO John Tenny, Ph.D. He will join RANDA as VP of Education Solutions and a subject matter expert on individual classroom observations. Dr. Tenney will remain in Oregon.

"The addition of eCOVE to our suite of education software solutions strengthens and expands our reach in the marketplace, escecially in the classroom observation space," says Marty Reed, RANDA's CEO. "And the addition of someone as well-respected as Dr. Tenney to our team will allow us to tap into his expertise and knowledge on a daily basis."

The eCOVE acquisition is the second classroom observation platform addition to the RANDA software suite this year. In the spring, the company bought OwnIt! based in Indianapolis. This is part of the company's strategy to supplement its traditional organic growth with the purchase of smaller companies in the education technology space.

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