The company is extremely excited to announce its relaunch under the new name, brand and mission – EdSmart.
Having expanded into eight countries and been implemented in 400-plus schools, the full potential of the original ParentPaperwork label has been reached. EdSmart is now the new place for ParentPaperwork and encompasses the huge milestones achieved in a short amount of time while strongly positioning this global edtech company for its future.
“It’s been a big and satisfying journey since we first developed an online platform that helps take schools paperless by digitising the forms and correspondence they exchanged with parents,” says Fiona Boyd, CEO of EdSmart. “But we’ve developed into so much more than just a piece of software for parent forms – we’re a complete and integratable administration solution that helps schools run smarter.”
Many schools currently think of their major software needs falling under two banners – that of the student management system (SIS or MIS) and the learning management system (LMS). However, there is a third category of software – a school organisation system – that replaces traditional burdens shouldered by administrators in schools, automating and streamlining the daily tasks of school life. That system is EdSmart.
“It made sense to have a new look & feel to reflect our development into a refined, personalised, easy and efficient method of routing workflows, collecting data and managing the administration between schools and of all their stakeholders,” continues Fiona Boyd.
While this brand change signals a major leap forward for the company, current users of the EdSmart platform under the ParentPaperwork name will not have to alter anything – all logins remain the same and will automatically reroute to EdSmart, the new place for ParentPaperwork. Current users are just reminded: wherever they see the EdSmart name and logo, this now represents what was once ParentPaperwork.
EdSmart has created a cloud-based School Organisation System (SOS) that is unlike any other other school administration system on the market. Why? Because it functions by integrating with all school databases and transfers data between systems. Data interoperability is the key that increases the potential of the EdSmart platform and makes it so powerful.
“It has been statistically proven that student improvement is linked to teacher-student contact time and parent engagement,” says Fiona Boyd. “The education arena, as a whole, has tighter budgets year on year, which makes delivering student improvement targets exponentially difficult.”
“The long-term solution is to embrace software that genuinely supports valuable teaching and reduces non-teaching staff time,” she concludes. “We feel that EdSmart meets that need.”
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