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“We believe the immense value in collaborating through partnerships is the best way to strategically address the ongoing needs of our combined customer base. By joining forces, we’ve taken a great step forward toward expanding our collective impact and developing the best in school business software.”
Since 1999, Digital Schools has been serving small and mid-sized school districts in California and Illinois with their core Digital Schools Suite offering: an easy to use and responsive administrative software that integrates HR, personnel costs, payroll and financial functionality. The software provides clients the ability to control and manage data with appropriate checks and balances, ensuring they have the visibility to enable oversight and closely manage their budgets, personnel costs and related activity. The Digital Schools Suite has been implemented at 50+ districts and two county offices of education in California.
With the partnership, Escape, the market-leading ERP software for K-12 schools, further expands their integrated suite of Finance, Payroll, HR modules that manage critical budgeting and payroll processes. Aligned in service and philosophy, the two companies serve the same purpose: providing the most superior back-office software solution, offering the best customer support in the industry and an increasing leadership position in the education technology market. Working together, the companies are well positioned to deliver the best products and services in the industry.
“In the past two years the education market landscape has become increasingly competitive,” said Ali Jenab, CEO of Escape. “We believe the immense value in collaborating through partnerships is the best way to strategically address the ongoing needs of our combined customer base. By joining forces, we’ve taken a great step forward toward expanding our collective impact and developing the best in school business software.” Both companies will continue to operate independently and retain their company names, branding and products.
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 http://www.escape.technology/
About Digital Schools
Digital Schools serves the K-12 market with a web-based HR, position control, gross payroll and budgeting application. With a cost-effective, administrative technology for districts, Digital Schools provides flexible, scalable, easy to use, and responsive software that enables oversight and correction for the budgeting of personnel costs and related activities. For more information, visit https://www.digital-schools.com.
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 www.alpine-investors.com.