MCHENRY, Ill., June 14, 2016 –Follett has selected the Gateway Suite from SRC Solutions, Inc. as its preferred and exclusive Online Registration development partner for the Aspen Student Information System.
As part of the relationship, Aspen will be integrating Registration Gateway and Central Records Gateway to provide paperless end-to-end solutions for Online Registration and Electronic Cumulative Folder Management.The fully integrated solution will be known as "Gateway Suite for Aspen."
According to George Gatsis, Senior Vice President of Technology Platforms for Follett School Solutions, Registration Gateway will allow Aspen school districts to migrate their paper-based registration processes to a simple yet dynamic online registration environment. "This will drastically improve data and document collection, and provide advanced reporting, notification and visibility across the district," Gatsis said.
Central Records Gateway will enhance user experience, Gatsis continued, by providing a full Online Electronic Cumulative Folder solution accessible directly from the Aspen user Interface. It is a highly customizable solution that allows documents to follow the student through his or her entire education life cycle by incorporating user access, automated expiration and archiving, and finally parent and student document access provisioned by the district.
"Registration Gateway is the only provider to truly offer a system that can begin at the school of choice or lottery process, then take the parent experience to Online Registration and finally to Electronic Cumulative Folders," Gatsis said.
He added SRC Solutions' Registration Gateway rose to the top of the selection process due to several key differentiators. Singled out each of the last two years by District Administration magazine as a "Readers' Choice Top Product," Registration Gateway:
- provides a proven end-to-end solution, incorporating physical document scanning as part of the registration process, instead of risky and insecure browse and upload features;
- offers a custom reports tool that allows joint customers to create any report;
- incorporates tools to combat address fraud and provide a means to automatically request updated residency documents;
- is a true workflow engine, and not just a simple static forms package.
"SRC Solutions is excited to be working with Follett Aspen," said Patrick Maher, CEO, SRC Solutions, Inc. "As school districts are held to stricter accountability standards, automated processes have taken hold where paper processes once reigned supreme. The Gateway Suite for Aspen takes on these challenges head on. We applaud Follett for doing their due diligence in selecting SRC Solutions – our product development, support and deployment stand second to none, and we look forward to proving this to our joint customers.Districts can typically see a 3-to-1 return on investment."
Follett's Aspen Student Information System hosts and manages student data, safely and securely stores data such as class schedules, student performance, health records, and athletic eligibility, and allows educators to closely monitor student progress, implement new curriculum, and conveniently communicate with parents.
Aspen currently serves more than two million students throughout 240 school districts in the U.S. and Canada.
For more information about Follett, visit FollettLearning.com. For more information about SRC Solutions, visit SRC Solutions, Inc.
About SRC Solutions, Inc.
SRC Solutions' flagship product Registration Gateway has had a long and successful partnership with K12 school districts. Being a technology leader is nothing new to SRC Solutions. Going all the way back to 2008, Registration Gateway was one of the first Online Enrollment solutions to offer real-time data integration to Student Information Systems and integrated document scanning and management.
About Follett's PreK-12 Business
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.
About Follett Corporation
For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Every day, Follett serves more than half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. Follett is higher education's largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community, operating more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,700 virtual stores across the continent. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett is a $2.6 billion privately held company.