#1 Web-Based School Management Software Provider Partners with Industry Leader In Website Development and Content Management to Maximize School Website Potential
Alliance Will Enable Schools to Integrate and Display RenWeb Data From Their Own Branded Websites Designed and Hosted by finalsite
March 28, 2008 - RenWeb, the No. 1 web-based school management software, and finalsite, the industry leader in school website development and content management, today jointly announced a strategic partnership that will enable schools to maximize the potential and effectiveness of their websites by giving each customer the option to have finalsite design and host an integrated website that will display both external public information and secure RenWeb academic data and information, providing the school a consistent, branded look and feel across the entire website.
Under the agreement, RenWeb customers will have the opportunity to take advantage of finalsite’s world-class web-design and content-management services to develop and manage their own websites that promote their schools’ brands. From the school sites, parents and students will be able to log into secure Parent and Student Portals with the same design and branding to access RenWeb academic information such as homework, lesson plans, grades, attendance and other communications. Currently, parents log into RenWeb’s separate ParentsWeb site to access this information.
By purchasing finalsite’s design and content management services in conjunction with their RenWeb subscriptions, schools will be able to easily manage their branded websites on an ongoing basis, directly updating information such as calendar items, announcements, podcasts and videos.
Brad Lee, CEO of RenWeb, stated, “Through this partnership, which integrates RenWeb’s features and information with finalsite’s industry-leading website development and content management capabilities, our companies can provide schools best-in-class solutions for managing and displaying their school information and connecting with parents through their own branded websites.”
Lee continued, “Our customers often ask if we can provide and host their external websites, or conversely, if they can display their RenWeb ParentsWeb information in a branded environment that looks like the external websites developed by the schools. Through our partnership with finalsite, schools will now be able to develop and manage their external websites and their internal secure Parent and Student Portals in one place, providing families a seamless, branded experience across the schools’ entire web presence.”
“Through our integration, data will now flow between RenWeb and finalsite’s content management system and portals in real-time, changing the way schools manage their data integration,” explained Jon Moser, President and Founder of finalsite. “We have also made it easier for each of our constituents to have one username and password for both systems.”
“Our finalsite team and customers are very excited about this new opportunity”, continued Moser. “We believe that by having a premier organization like RenWeb as a partner, both finalsite and RenWeb will share a growing client base together. With our dedication to serving the global school market, we feel that RenWeb is a key piece to the puzzle. ”
Since 1998, finalsite has been globally redefining how schools maximize the use of the internet. We have a decade of experience in the development of 750 school websites worldwide.
Every school is different. Our focus is to develop innovative, user-friendly web solutions that combined with custom web design services effectively bring the culture of each individual school to life on the web. Our staff includes experienced software developers, creative designers, former educators and professionals all working together to develop the most effective web tool for your school.
Finalsite is familiar with the issues schools face, this includes enrollment management, day-to-day communications and integration solutions. We understand the current and arising technological needs of each individual school and the constituent groups they serve. This understanding has been fundamental in the development of our software, finalsiteCMS.
Maximize the potential of your website with finalsite. Visit www.finalsite.com
RenWeb is enabling administrators, teachers, parents and students in more than 1060 schools across North America to “switch on the power” as the leading provider of next-generation Internet-based school management software. RenWeb’s unmatched convenience and service includes complete installation of the software including conversion of data, all as part of one, low license fee, along with a client interface that provides easy access to more than 150 integrated features.
Developed by a university dean, RenWeb is leading the migration of schools from client server-based to web-based systems, bringing administration, parents, students and the classroom together with anytime, anywhere access to a full range of services. Features include Admissions, Enrollment, Scheduling, Billing and Tuition Management, Lunchroom Management, Health Management, Attendance, Homework, Lesson Plans, Gradebook, Report Cards, Transcripts, Extensive Reporting Capabilities, Automated Emailing and ParentsWeb. For more information about RenWeb, visit www.RenWeb.com.