DENVER, June 28, 2010 — Continuing to build upon its tradition of educational excellence and innovation, Follett Software Company announced today in a news conference here at ISTE 2010 the general release of the Cognite digital learning environment.
Tom Schenck, group president, Follett Technology Solutions and International Group, said the company’s role in the digital world continues to expand with Cognite, which integrates discovery tools, retrieval, collaboration and communication with the goal of creating a vibrant experience where K-12 students excel.
"With Cognite," Schenck said, "we allow districts to connect with an expanding universe of digital content that enriches curriculum development and makes learning more inspiring and engaging.
"For a long time, we were known simply as the ‘library company’," said Schenck, who joined Follett Software in 1989 and was responsible for the introduction and expansion of the Web-based Destiny platform, which has become the leading K-12 library and textbook automation product in North America. "Now we are building upon the strength of our library solution, Destiny Library Manager, and expanding the library into the classroom where it is helping teachers, engaging students and parents."
The Cognite launch coincides with Follett Software’s 25th anniversary, and the introduction of a redesigned website – www.FollettSoftware.com– plus a new brand initiative that identifies Follett as a "digitally powered integrated educational technology company." Moreover, Schenck’s company president responsibilities were recently expanded on a global level when he was named group president of Follett Technology Solutions and International Group.
"We are genuinely passionate about our role in the K-12 education marketplace – proud of where we’ve been and enthused about collaborating with our educational community partners," Schenck said.
Follett Software has established its reputation as the leading provider of educational management solutions for more than 60,000 schools. The company has further positioned itself as a partner for K-12 districts in the digital resources world with the integration of Follett Digital Resources into Follett Software Company. In the past 12 months alone, Follett has launched Cognite, and added 900 new districts and 7,250 new schools to our Destiny Library Manager customer base, 1,600 new schools implementing Destiny Textbook Manager and 525 new sites implementing Destiny Asset Manager, plus 10 new TetraData Insights districts. Schenck observed that Follett Software Company is poised for a bright year ahead as it looks to further expand its reach in education.
And where will Follett Software Company be in the next 25 years?
"The possibilities are endless," Schenck said. "But with the support and partnership of the educational community, our customers, the future holds many exciting opportunities for growth and success."
More information about Follett Software Company is available by calling 800.323.3397 or by visiting its website.
About Follett Software Company
Follett Software Company (www.FollettSoftware.com) is the integrated educational technology solution provider that more than half of America’s school districts trust to support staff and engage students in today’s digitally rich learning environment. Follett’s digitally powered technologies help districts more efficiently and cost-effectively manage traditional and digital educational resources, provide digital learning environment tools focusing on student achievement and make confident decisions based on quality academic data. Powerful, integrated solutions enable Follett to support today’s collaborative learning community and empower 21st century learning and discovery. Follett Software Company is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation, a $2.7 billion, privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.