MCHENRY, Ill., Dec. 1, 2010 Ė Follett Software Company's suite of Destiny resource management products and X2 Development Corporation's Aspen Student Information System have been selected by the readers of District Administration as "Top 100 Products" for 2010.
The winning products were determined by the quantity of nominations received per product as well as evaluated by the quality of readers' nominations and explanations.
"These product recommendations included extensive descriptions from school administrators of how these products are used in their districts, making it very challenging to choose the ĎTop 100' products," said Judy Faust Hartnett, editor-in-chief, District Administration. "We hope these products, and their accompanying testimonials, will act as a valuable resource for our readers."
Follett Software's suite of Destiny products includes Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Textbook Manager, Destiny Asset Manager and Destiny Media Manager, all with an enviable track record of success over the years. Destiny Library Manager, for example, is in use in more than 20,000 schools and 1,400 districts across the country, while Destiny Textbook Manager is in use in more than 7,000 schools and 350 districts nationwide.
X2 Development Corporation's Aspen Student Information System is a popular web-based enterprise platform for school and district administration, learning and communications that pulls together resources across the education community. Simplifying school data management through the integration of key K-12 applications, Aspen is used by more than 600,000 students in seven states. Follett Software Company acquired X2 Development Corporation in early October.
"This year's winners were a very diverse group of products, ranging from classroom resources to district-level management tools," says Kurt Eisele-Dyrli, products editor, District Administration. "Many of them enabled readers to do more with less, which reflects the challenging times faced by many school systems."
The 2010 winners were selected from hundreds of nominations received over the last six months, a significant increase in participation from the previous year, Hartnett added. The complete results are available at DistrictAdministration.com and are featured in the November/December issue of District Administration, which was mailed Nov. 30.
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.
About X2 Development Corporation
X2 Development Corporation (http://www.x2dev.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Follett Software Company, is a leading provider of integrated K-12 software applications serving more than 80 K-12 school districts in the United States and abroad.
About District Administration
District Administration (www.DistrictAdministration.com) is a monthly publication covering all of the important topics faced in today's K-12 school systems. With a circulation of more than 73,000, District Administration reaches top decision-makers in virtually every school district across the country. Subscribers are district-level leaders in K12 education, including superintendents, assistant superintendents, curriculum directors, business officers, IT directors and federal fund