SunGard K-12 Partners with MCOECN to Help Local Ohio School Districts Enterprise Resource Planning - SunGard K-12
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September 12, 2016

SunGard K-12 Partners with MCOECN to Help Local Ohio School Districts Enterprise Resource Planning

SunGard K-12 is proud to announce a partnership with The Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network (MCOECN) to provide the council’s Business Systems Software. MCOECN selected SunGard K-12’s eFinancePLUS for use by member ITCs and K-12 school districts to manage school district accounting, finances, procurement, human resources, payroll and other important business functions.

“With the addition of SunGard K-12’s eFinancePLUS to the MCOECN and ITCs’ suite of services, school districts now have an affordable, full-featured Enterprise Resource Planning platform available to enable their business operations and focus their precious resources in the classroom, where they can impact Ohio’s children the most,” said Geoff Andrews, Chief Executive Officer of the MCOECN.

Through the MCOECN’s partnership and license agreement with SunGard K-12, eFinancePLUS is available to all licensed K-12 school districts and other educational entities within the state of Ohio.

Greg Buddelmeyer, CFO of MCOECN, added, “We are pleased to select a nationally recognized company known for its commitment to K-12 schools to partner with the MCOECN and ITCs in Ohio. The quality of their product, company reputation and dedication to Ohio has been apparent throughout the process.”

As a part of MCOECN’s Request for Partnership – Intent To Qualify competitive selection process initiated in June 2015, SunGard K-12 participated in an eight-month effort that included rigorous reviews of vendors’ proposed software solution, resource commitment and dedication to a long-term relationship that embraces ITCs and K-12 school districts in Ohio. Over 50 ITC and school district staff members, including treasurers, fiscal, accounting and human resource specialists, were engaged in the process and invested over 5,350 hours of effort in selecting SunGard K-12 and eFinancePLUS.

Adam Eberle, Chief Commercial Officer, SunGard K-12, said, “SunGard K-12 is pleased to partner with MCOECN on this important initiative for the schools and districts in Ohio. Our eFinancePLUS solution is designed to assist districts, save time and money, and enable them to focus on student achievement – exactly what we are passionate about here at SunGard K-12.”

eFinancePLUS features automated workflows and notifications to increase the efficiency of the accounting, procurement, human resources, and payroll functions. The platform is designed for quick implementation and provides district administrators with insights into budgetary performance, employee statistics, substantial purchases, and much more. eFinancePLUS offers web-based self-service options for employees, vendors, and job applicants so that districts can operate more efficiently and do more with less.

The implementation of eFinancePLUS is planned in two waves, one of which began in July 2016, and the next which will begin in January 2017. SunGard K-12 is excited to have the first wave of MCOECN districts up and running on the ERP for the start of this school year including:

  • NORTHWESTERN LOCAL SCHOOLS
  • GRAND VALLEY LOCAL SD
  • JOSEPH BADGER LOCAL SD
  • TRUMBULL CAREER AND TECH CENTER
  • CLEVELAND HEIGHTS -UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS CITY SD
  • CUYAHOGA FALLS CITY SD
  • SUMMIT COUNTY ESC
  • PENTA JOINT VOCATIONAL SD
  • NEW KNOXVILLE LOCAL SD
  • WAYNESFIELD – GOSHEN LOCAL SD
  • NEONET ITC

About SunGard K-12

SunGard K-12 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 at sungardk12.com.

About MCOECN

The Management Council of Ohio Education Computer Network is an Ohio regional “council of governments” supporting the efforts of the OECN through a statewide network of twenty-one Information Technology Centers that serve public school districts, career centers, educational service centers, community schools and other local educational agencies.


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