PowerSchool Acquires SunGard K-12

PowerSchool Completes Acquisition of SunGard K-12; Combined Company Will Improve the K-12 Education Experience for 100 Million Educators, Students, and Parents

PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, today announced a significant incremental investment, furthering delivery of K-12’s most comprehensive technology platform. PowerSchool completed its acquisition of the SunGard K-12 business from FIS, a global leader in financial services technology. Through this acquisition, PowerSchool will provide significant value to the K-12 education community by combining cloud-based school finance, HR, and payroll solutions (ERP) with the industry’s leading student information system (SIS) and the Unified Classroom.

This is a strategic combination of market leaders, enabling our solutions to improve education for more than half of the students and schools in North America and 100 million educators, students, and parents. PowerSchool now offers the most comprehensive suite of innovative solutions for school finance, administration, classroom instruction, and family engagement.


Hardeep Gulati and Adam Eberle Discuss the Acquisition

PowerSchool CEO Hardeep Gulati and SunGard K-12 CCO Adam Ebersle discuss the SunGard K-12 acquisition, what it means for K-12, and the impact to SunGard K-12 customers.


Building a Unified Platform

SunGard K-12’s solutions help schools more effectively manage HR, payroll, and finance functions including accounting, recruitment, procurement, and compliance, offering ready access to detailed fiscal and employee data. These capabilities improve the productivity of K-12 schools and administrators by giving them greater visibility into and more control over staffing, finance, investments, compliance data, and processes.

With the combination of SunGard K-12’s industry leading ERP into PowerSchool’s single platform, the Unified Classroom solution, school districts can now realize greater efficiencies and savings in their business and HR operations. These capabilities improve the productivity of K-12 schools and all constituents, administrators, teachers, and principals by giving them greater visibility and more control over staffing, finance, investments, compliance data, and processes.

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PowerSchool's Regional SISs

In addition to the PowerSchool student information system (SIS), PowerSchool also boasts regional SISs including iNOW and Trillium. The eSchoolPLUS SIS will join the regional SIS family as part of PowerSchool solutions.


PowerSchool's Commitment to Our Expanded Customer Community

PowerSchool is committed to ongoing development, innovation, support, and service of SunGard K-12’s product suite, including eFinancePLUS, BusinessPLUS, and eSchoolPLUS SIS. Customers will have complete continuity working with our combined organization and can continue to work with their existing customer relationship manager, services, and support contacts at SunGard K-12. Our combined team will work diligently to provide improved levels of innovation, support, and services going forward.

Additionally, SunGard K-12 customers will have the option of adopting new technologies from PowerSchool, such as online registration, and the Unified Classroom—a complete integrated application for grading, learning management, assessment, analytics, and special education.

PowerSchool and SunGard K-12

View the SunGard K-12 press release announcing the PowerSchool acquisition of Sungard K-12.

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Customer & Partner Letter

What the impending acquisition means for current PowerSchool customers and partners.

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Frequently asked questions about PowerSchool’s intent to acquire SunGard K12.

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For media inquiries, please contact Danielle Tyler, Communications Specialist.

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