SunGard Public Sector Receives "Strong Positive" Rating in Leading Analyst Firm's K-12 Student Information Systems MarketScope Report

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SunGard Public Sector's eSchoolPLUS student information system received a "Strong Positive" rating in Gartner's MarketScope for K-12 Student Information Systems in the U.S. SunGard Public Sector's K-12 Education business unit was one of seven vendors evaluated for the report and received the highest possible rating given to a vendor.

We view it as a reflection of the strength of our eSchoolPLUS student information system, which helps educators across the country in prioritizing student achievement and data-driven decision making.

SunGard Public Sector's eSchoolPLUS student information system received a "Strong Positive" rating in Gartner's MarketScope for K-12 Student Information Systems in the U.S. SunGard Public Sector's K-12 Education business unit was one of seven vendors evaluated for the report and received the highest possible rating given to a vendor. The Gartner MarketScope evaluation is based on a weighted evaluation of a vendor's products in comparison with the evaluation criteria.

Part of SunGard's PLUS 360 product suite for K-12 student management, eSchoolPLUS is a true Web-based student information system that allows educators, teachers and parents to support student achievement by providing accurate, real-time and accessible student data. Leveraging a single district-wide student database, eSchoolPLUS provides integration across departments with other critical systems including PLUS 360 applications for special education, finance and human resources and learning management.

"We are pleased to have been rated as 'strong positive' in Gartner's latest MarketScope report for K-12 student information systems," said Frank Lavelle, president of SunGard Public Sector's K-12 education business unit. "We view it as a reflection of the strength of our eSchoolPLUS student information system, which helps educators across the country in prioritizing student achievement and data-driven decision making."

About SunGard Public Sector
SunGard Public Sector serves a wide range of customers--city and county governments; public safety, justice, and security agencies; school districts; not-for-profit organizations; and state and central governments. SunGard Public Sector products include public administration, public safety and justice, and K-12 education software applications, as well as performance management and managed services. These solutions impact more than 140 million citizens in North America and 50 million citizens in the UK. Visit SunGard Public Sector at http://www.sungardps.com/plus360

About SunGard
SunGard is one of the world's leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 20,000 employees and serves 25,000 customers in 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 380 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. For more information, visit http://www.sungard.com

Trademark Information: SunGard, the SunGard logo, and eSchoolPLUS are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

MarketScope Disclaimer: The MarketScope is copyrighted September 28, 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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