uPerform Welcomes Alliance with SunGard K-12 Education

January 28, 2014
by Jim Jarrett

Leading K-12 administrative software provider chooses uPerform software to power its customers’ software adoption and user proficiency

ELKRIDGE, Md., Jan. 28, 2014 – uPerform Solutions, Inc., a global developer of learning and performance software solutions used by more than half of the Fortune 100, today announced an alliance with SunGard K-12 Education. SunGard K-12 will migrate much of its existing eLearning content and create future content for eSchoolPLUS™, BusinessPLUS™, and eFinancePLUS™ with uPerform™ Express. Districts will also have the option to license uPerform™ Express to customize and create new learning content to benefit school staff and district administrators.

SunGard K-12 Education software solutions currently serve almost 1,400 districts across the United States.

“SunGard K-12 supports one of every six students nationally, so we’re very excited about this alliance with a lead developer of administrative software for K-12 school districts,” said Patrick Dunlap, uPerform Vice President of Sales and Professional Services. “Our mission is to enable companies to enhance customer satisfaction and improve end user adoption and proficiency. We do this by providing solutions that help improve workforce skills and competency as employees interact with our allies’ business applications. SunGard K-12 joins well-respected companies—such as BMC Software, HP, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, and SAP—who use uPerform software to help their customers enable employee performance and ensure effective business outcomes. We expect this to be the start of greater expansion of our network of allies across multiple industries and disciplines in 2014.”

According to Joel Hames, senior product manager, SunGard K-12 welcomes the alliance with uPerform. “ uPerform™ Express is a powerful professional development tool, which complements our intuitive software’s robust documentation and built-in user support,” says Hames. “With uPerform™ Express, district IT staff can easily create procedural documents, simulations, and e-learning courses to help bring new users quickly up to speed on district-specific practices for using our software to support student achievement and manage district business operations.”

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 to help meet educational goals and requirements or implemented as stand-alone systems. For more information, visit SunGard K-12 Education at sungard.com/K12.

About SunGard

SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies. SunGard serves approximately 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries and has approximately 17,000 employees. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, education, and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services, and business continuity management software. With annual revenue of more than $4.0 billion, SunGard is one of the largest privately held IT software and services companies. For more information, please visit www.sungard.com.

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