Press Release: Follett Software Company [February 16, 2011]

Follett Software releases new version of Aspen Student Information System

Copyright (c) 2011 Follett Software Company

SummaryFollett Software Company has announced the release of version 3.1 of Aspen, its student information system, with an array of improved features focused in the areas of navigation, scheduling, health management, conduct and special education. The Aspen Student Information System is a 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 700,000 students in eight states.

MCHENRY, Ill., Feb. 16, 2011 Follett Software Company has announced the release of version 3.1 of Aspen, its student information system, with an array of improved features focused in the areas of navigation, scheduling, health management, conduct and special education.

The 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 700,000 students in eight states.

"Aspen 3.1 continues the direction we started with version 3.0 of simplifying features, making Aspen more intuitive and providing automated assistance to end users," said Brad Lindaas, vice president of business operations for the Aspen product line. "Guided Tasks, context-sensitive help, and a host of other improvements allow users to get assistance precisely when they need it, customized to their district's policies and procedures."

The key features in Aspen 3.1 include:

Existing Aspen customers with current technical support are entitled to the 3.1 upgrade at no additional cost.

In October 2010, Follett Software acquired X2 Development Corporation and its Aspen student information platform. X2 continues to operate out of Hingham, Mass., as a wholly owned subsidiary of Follett Software.

More information about Follett Software Company is available by visiting www.follettsoftware.com or by calling 800.323.3397.

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 Aspen

Simplifying school data management through the integration of key K-12 applications, Aspen (www.x2dev.com) enables parents to see student grades, attendance and other vital school information online. Further, Aspen tracks student immunization, manages grades for teachers, and enables students to submit their homework online. Aspen runs the daily schedule for all students and teachers, assisting staff in the management of subject selections.

Publication Year:2011
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:February 16, 2011
Publisher:Follett Software Company
Company: Follett Software Company
Products: Aspen
Subject: Product announcements
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Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2011-02-16 08:16:29