Cincinnati Public Schools selects BusinessPLUS Finance and Human Resources Management System
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November 19, 2015

Cincinnati Public Schools selects BusinessPLUS Finance and Human Resources Management System

BusinessPLUS CaptureCincinnati Public Schools, Ohio, has selected SunGard K-12 Education’s BusinessPLUS to help manage critical financial, procurement, payroll, and personnel functions. After a competitive and rigorous review process, which took several months, the district chose the SunGard K-12 financial and human resources solution to provide robust support for managing district business processes and informed decision making.

Jennifer M. Wagner, Cincinnati Public Schools’ treasurer and chief financial officer, said BusinessPLUS will support the district in continuing to meet its goal of being fiscally responsible to its taxpayers while providing a high-quality education for all students. “Our team is excited to move forward with implementing an integrated application that meets our financial and human resource software needs,” says Wagner. “BusinessPLUS was the software that met the most of our functional requirements at the most economical price.”

Part of SunGard K-12 Education’s PLUS 360 suite, BusinessPLUS can be tailored to a school district’s unique needs and processes. Accounting, procurement, human resources, and payroll functions are easily managed through customizable workflows and notifications. A dashboard provides insights into budgetary performance, employee statistics, substantial purchases, and much more. BusinessPLUS also offers web-based self-service options for employees, vendors, and job applicants, helping districts operate more efficiently and do more with less.

Adam Eberle, SunGard K-12 Education’s chief commercial officer, is thrilled to welcome Cincinnati Public Schools to the family of SunGard K-12 Education customers. “Cincinnati Public Schools is a well-respected, well-managed school district that emphasizes efficient, effective, and transparent business operations,” he says. “We’re honored the district has chosen BusinessPLUS for robust support in managing its critical business operations.”

About Cincinnati Public Schools
Serving 34,000 students in 55 schools spread across a 91-square-mile district in southwest Ohio, Cincinnati Public Schools is Greater Cincinnati’s largest school district and Ohio’s third largest. Cincinnati Public Schools offers families high-quality school choices and academic programs. The district’s innovative approach to education, its investment in effective and caring teachers, and vast array of collaborative partnerships have accelerated school performance to the highest level in decades—ensuring that students in preschool to 12th grade thrive and graduate prepared for successful lives in the 21st century. Three CPS high schools — Walnut Hills High School, Withrow University High School, and Clark Montessori High School — are ranked among the top 1,000 public high schools in the United States, according to national magazines.

About SunGard K-12 Education
SunGard K-12 Education offers software solutions designed to help teachers, administrators, and parents support student achievement. PLUS 360 is a single integrated suite of software solutions for the management of student information, assessment and curriculum, special education, and financial and human resources. The suite—which provides district staff with anytime, anywhere access to important district information—can be deployed to work together or implemented as stand-alone systems to help meet educational goals and requirements. For more information, visit SunGard K-12 Education at

About SunGard
SunGard is one of the world’s leading financial software companies, with annual revenue of $2.8 billion. We provide solutions for financial services, the public sector, and education. Our software is delivered via Software as a Service (“SaaS”), in the cloud and on premises, surrounded by an extensive suite of service offerings. Through the depth and breadth of our solution portfolio, global capabilities, and domain expertise, we are uniquely capable of supporting virtually every type of financial organization, including the largest and most complex institutions in the world. SunGard’s approximately 13,000 employees proudly serve approximately 14,000 customers in more than 100 countries, bringing fresh ideas and inventive solutions to help our customers adapt and thrive. For more information, please visit

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SunGard K-12 Education Media Contact:      
Lori F. Hixon
Public Relations Specialist
610-849-7274 (office)

Release Number: 2015-0046

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