eSchoolPLUS Family App Named Best Mobile Student Tracking App in 2015 Best Educational Software Awards Program
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April 30, 2015

eSchoolPLUS Family App Named Best Mobile Student Tracking App in 2015 Best Educational Software Awards Program

BESSILOGO-winner2015SunGard K-12 Education today announced that the eSchoolPLUS Family App was named Best Mobile Student Tracking App in the 21st Annual Best Educational Software (BESSIES) Awards. Sponsored by ComputED Gazette, the BESSIES recognizes innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with technology to foster educational excellence.

Designed to tighten the feedback loop between schools and families, the eSchoolPLUS Family App puts just-in-time information that supports student achievement at the fingertips of parents/guardians and students on their mobile device. Simple navigation quickly connects students, parents, and guardians with classwork, schedules, attendance, grades, activities, and more. By displaying data through the lens of action, the Family App goes beyond providing a static display of repository data to offering information in a way that helps drive effective decision making by students and parents. The Family App is available for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on the App Store, for Android devices on Google Play, and for Kindle on Amazon.

Joel Hames, vice president of product, says SunGard K-12 Education is honored by this prestigious award.

“We’re pleased that BESSIES judges recognized the eSchoolPLUS Family App in the Teacher Tools category,” he says. “While this tool is primarily designed to connect families and students with key information that supports student achievement, it also helps schools by creating opportunities for effective collaboration with families. With the Family App, teachers and administrators can put more just-in-time information at the fingertips of parents and students so they can structure what happens at home to bolster their student’s success.”

About SunGard K-12 Education
SunGard K-12 Education offers software solutions designed to help teachers, administrators, and parents support student achievement. The PLUS 360 products are 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 over 15,000 customers in more than 100 countries, bringing fresh ideas and inventive solutions to help our customers adapt and thrive. For more information, please visit

Trademark Information: SunGard, the SunGard logo, eSchoolPLUS, and PLUS 360 are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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© SunGard 2015. All rights reserved.

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

Release Number: 2015-0012


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