Real-time access to information from anywhere
To reinvent its processes, the district developed a custom solution running on the FileMaker Platform. The solution was created initially to replace an expensive, legacy student assessment system that was difficult to customize and required developer services, resulting in substantial savings over five years. Today, the single solution has many modules, securely accessible based on different roles within the district. The solution originally started off running on desktops but due to the FileMaker Platform it works great on the iPad. This is a huge benefit since iPads will soon replace every student desktop computer in the district.
“Many districts opt into separate, proprietary software packages for everything from assessments to reporting, a tack that can be very expensive, limiting and typically ends up stymied by siloed information,” says Ray Wipf, executive director of information management for the district. “Our single, multi-faceted FileMaker solution, which integrates information for both administration and learning, has resulted substantial savings.