SchoolDude’s CrisisManager Wins SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award for Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution

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Mobile Safety App CrisisManager Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition

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“Since its launch last October, CrisisManager is quickly becoming a vital tool for schools as they help their staff, faculty and students prepare for potential emergencies via their mobile devices,” said Nick Mirisis, director of marketing, SchoolDude.

SchoolDude, a leading provider of operations management solutions, today announced that its mobile safety platform, CrisisManager, won the SIIA CODiE Award for Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution.

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced SchoolDude as one of 28 CODiE Award winners in the education technology category. An SIIA CODiE Award win for ed tech companies is an especially prestigious honor, as each award winner has been selected by a combination of educators, who act as initial judges by selecting finalists from among all nominees, and SIIA members-company peers, who vote to select the winners from among the finalists.

“We are thrilled to be named a CODiE Award winner, as it is a very prestigious industry honor,” said Nick Mirisis, director of marketing, SchoolDude. “Since its launch last October, CrisisManager is quickly becoming a vital tool for schools as they help their staff, faculty and students prepare for potential emergencies via their mobile devices.”

SchoolDude’s CrisisManager helps mobilize school emergency plans and safety procedures so they are readily available to staff, faculty and students on their mobile devices at all times. Available on Apple and Android devices, CrisisManager makes campus safety plans accessible to individuals with or without a Wi-Fi connection. Plans are fully customizable based on an organization’s needs and/or scenario, e.g., severe weather, school delays/cancellations, violence, and can be updated at any time. In addition, push notifications and incident reporting, including photos and GPS location, enable real-time communications.

“SIIA’s 2015 Education CODiE Award winners’ are some of the most innovative, high-impact education products out there,” said SIIA Karen Billings, Vice President and Managing Director of the ETIN-SIIA. “We congratulate all of this year’s CODiE Award winners, and thank them for the contributions they have made to the education industry.”

Winners were announced on May 5 during the Education Information Summit, at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Details about the winning products can be found at http://www.siia.net/codies/2015/winners.asp

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE™ Awards were established in 1986 by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to celebrate the software and information industry’s finest products and services.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by media, publishing, and information services executives with considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry, analysts, media and bloggers, and bankers and investors. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

For more information about the SIIA CODiE Awards, visit: http://www.siia.net/codies

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit http://www.siia.net.

About ETIN
The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide educational software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information on ETIN of SIIA, visit siia.net/etin.

About SchoolDude
For the past 15 years, SchoolDude has served as the market leader in education enterprise asset management, delivering Software-as-a-Solution applications to help both small and large institutions better manage their facilities, IT and business operations. More than one million education professionals from more than 6,000 educational institutions are using SchoolDude products to streamline maintenance work order and IT help desk management, schedule preventive maintenance and plan for capital replacements, increase inventory accountability, maximize after-hours facility use and utility consumption. SchoolDude helps clients stretch budgets by managing support services effectively and efficiently, making a difference by helping institutions improve and enhance the teaching and learning environment. For more information, visit http://www.schooldude.com.

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