Escape Technology Partners with Software Answers

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ROSEVILLE, Calif. & BRECKSVILLE, Ohio–Escape Technology (“Escape”), a portfolio company of affiliated funds managed by Alpine Investors, is pleased to announce its partnership with Software Answers, one of the industry’s first all-in-one software solutions for K-12 school leaders and educators.

“It is so exciting to begin this great partnership with Software Answers.”

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Since its inception in 1994, Software Answers has helped the K-12 education industry leverage an integrated student information and learning management platform that promotes improvement and efficiency in a student’s academic lifecycle, from registration through graduation. Connecting administration, the classroom, and home, Software Answers’ core system, ProgressBook, is recognized by districts for its ability to streamline administrative processes and improve student learning outcomes. The ProgressBook suite unites core technologies including student information data management, a teacher’s grade book, LMS, parent access, and assessment data analytics to provide a cohesive and seamless experience. With real-time updates and detailed reporting, ProgressBook gives teachers and parents the data needed to identify student learning gaps and connect with students to promote engagement, responsibility, and real-world skills.

With the partnership, Escape, the leading provider of ERP software for K-12 schools in California, further supplements their integrated suite of Finance, Payroll, and HR modules that manage critical budgeting and payroll processes. The two organizations are linked in service and philosophy, and have a strong reputation for customer care and developing best-in-class products. “We are very confident in the partnership with Escape, Ali Jenab, and our mutual investment in the future of education technology and innovation,” said Paul Chaffee, co-founder of Software Answers. “This partnership enhances our ability to provide cutting-edge solutions that support the needs of the entire school community and the K-12 education industry as a whole. The future potential that this partnership creates is truly remarkable, and we are extremely excited to continue to deliver knowledgeable service and support to our customers.”

“It is so exciting to begin this great partnership with Software Answers,” said Ali Jenab, CEO of Escape. “The entire leadership team is incredibly talented and passionate, and our company cultures are so similar. We both want to serve a purpose, whether that’s helping the education industry or helping each other achieve outstanding results, and this partnership has us poised for accelerated growth. The opportunity to join forces in ways that expand our services and the collective impact we have is incredibly energizing.”


About Escape Technology

Escape Technology develops state of the art software applications for the business departments of educational organizations. With a mission to power school business, Escape offers an intuitive, comprehensive system designed from the ground up specifically for the unique needs of education. Escape is not just a collection of individual modules, it is a complete, fully integrated solution, running in an online, real-time environment. For more information, visit

About Software Answers, Inc.

Software Answers, innovators of ProgressBook, is a premier provider of solutions that support student/classroom management and academic achievement for K-12 school districts. Single sign-on ProgressBook Suite serves the entire school community—administrators, teachers, students and parents—with six fully-integrated modules. Used by more than 750 schools nationwide, including 73% of the Ohio public schools, ProgressBook Suite includes: StudentInformation, GradeBook, ParentAccess, SpecialServices, DataMap, and VirtualClassroom. The company is headquartered in Brecksville, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. For more information, visit

About Alpine Investors

Alpine is a values-driven private equity firm with a mission to build enduring companies by working with, learning from and developing exceptional people. Alpine specializes in lower middle-market companies in the software, online and business services industries. For more information, visit


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