SchoolDude CrisisManager Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Postsecondary Enterprise Solution

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CrisisManager Earns Prestigious Education Industry Recognition

CrisisManager Mobile Safety App

“We are honored that CrisisManager is being recognized as a 2015 CODiE Award finalist – it is a highly regarded software distinction,” said Nick Mirisis, Director of Marketing of SchoolDude.

SchoolDude, a leading provider of operations management solutions, today announced that its mobile safety platform, CrisisManager, was named a finalist for the 2015 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Post Secondary Enterprise Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years.

“We are honored that CrisisManager is being recognized as a 2015 CODiE Award finalist – it is a highly regarded software distinction,” said Nick Mirisis, Director of Marketing of SchoolDude. “School emergencies and crisis situations are an unfortunate reality but with the right emergency communication tools we hope to empower higher education and K-12 communities to deliver actionable information when it matters most.“

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, 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.

The 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards program features 28 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models All winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation’s leading education technology conference, the Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on May 5. The announcement will also be live streamed.

“This year’s finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 157 products,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Technology Industry Network. “I look forward to honoring them all in May at the Education Industry Summit.”

Details about each finalist are listed at

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 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

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


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