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Munetrix Named Finalist for Four EdTech Awards

EdTech Digest Recognizes Munetrix in All Nominated Categories

Munetrix is proud to announce that our Munetrix Enterprise Edition for Schools product suite was named a finalist in all four categories for which it was nominated in the 2022 EdTech Awards presented by EdTech Digest. The product was named finalist in the following categories:

  • Best Administrative Solution
  • Best Collaboration Solution
  • Best District Data Solution
  • Best New Product or Service

Finalists and winners for The EdTech Awards 2022 were recently announced to a worldwide audience of educators, technologists, students, parents, and policymakers interested in building a better future for learners and leaders in the education and workforce sectors. Celebrating its 12th year, the U.S.-based program is the world’s largest recognition program for education technology, recognizing the biggest names in edtech—and those who soon will be, according to a press release issued by the sponsoring organization.

Finalists and winners for The EdTech Awards 2022 were recently announced to a worldwide audience of educators, technologists, students, parents, and policymakers interested in building a better future for learners and leaders in the education and workforce sectors. Celebrating its 12th year, the U.S.-based program is the world’s largest recognition program for education technology, recognizing the biggest names in edtech—and those who soon will be, according to a press release issued by the sponsoring organization.

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The EdTech Awards recognizes people for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders and innovative trendsetters across the K-12, Higher Education, and Skills and Workforce sectors.

“We have put a tremendous amount of work and innovation into our suite of solutions for educators and school administrators,” said Buzz Brown, CEO of Munetrix. “These recognitions are fine testaments to the outcome of that diligence and welcome recognition for the product’s versatility and universal appeal to both educators and administrators in districts all across the country.”

“As events unfold on the world stage that seem to inch ever closer to a precipice unknown, we are reminded that the leaders and innovators of education technology have always worked on the edge,” said Victor Rivero, who as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest, oversees the program.

“The future-focused work they do is inspired by the infinite potential of all people to learn and thrive. It’s pushed forward by the human spirit. It’s the light that even through the darkest times always shines through,” Rivero said.

About the EdTech Awards

The EdTech Awards were established in 2010 to recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology. This year’s finalists and winners were narrowed from the larger field and judged based on various criteria, including: pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value and potential. 

Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest Victor Rivero said:  “To the innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in K-12, higher education, and workforce learning who continue connecting, producing and persisting despite all challenges—a hearty hat-tip and a grand salute!”

The complete list of winners and finalists can be found on the EdTech Awards website here.

To learn more about Munetrix’s complete suite of products for school districts, click here.

K-12, News, Press Releases

Munetrix Offers Free Budget Allocation Comparison Report to School Districts in Budgeting Season

As we enter budgeting season, finance directors, superintendents and other administrators are facing dilemmas and difficult decisions.

The problem we see is many administrators are forced to make difficult decisions with limited data and incomplete information.

To help facilitate and illustrate a more robust methodology for finance directors, we are, for a limited, time offering a free report to any school district that wants to see how their budget allocations compare to those of all districts in their regions.

Fiscal Health, K-12, Opinion, Uncategorized

Better Data Makes Better Budgets

As we enter budgeting season, finance directors, superintendents and other administrators are facing dilemmas and difficult decisions. Whether trying to prioritize the allocation of stimulus or other surplus funds, or processing the challenging demands of budget cuts, it’s decision time.

The problem we see is many administrators are forced to make difficult decisions with limited data and incomplete information. As we will illustrate, placing unnecessary blinders on your budgeting can lead to incorrect conclusions and potentially misplaced allocations of resources.

Performance Analytics Solutions for Schools in Michigan
Education, K-12

Performance Analytics Solutions for Schools in Michigan

Performance analytics solutions for schools in Michigan are rapidly maturing—both from a standpoint of what school districts need and are discovering is now possible, as well as from the standpoint of what software can actually achieve in terms of insights and intelligence.

School districts have been managing increased transparency and compliance mandates for years, and those obligations and opportunities have only grown in scope and scale with the availability of additional federal stimulus dollars earmarked for education and technology upgrades. The recent stimulus funding presents an opportunity for educators and administrators to easily integrate performance analytics solutions for schools in Michigan that create a district-wide “culture of data literacy.” 

In doing so, administrators at schools in Michigan will need to  think differently about capital improvement planning and infrastructure spending, and they will need a strategic way to prioritize projects, identify funding sources and analyze performance. 

A Closer Look at Munetrix’s Performance Analytics Solutions for Schools in Michigan

In addition to capital improvement metrics, performance analytics for schools in Michigan include everything from financial metrics to academic performance

Financial performance analytics solutions include modules for budgeting, chart of accounts planning, forecasting, scenario building, debt management, peer benchmarking and capital improvement management.

Academic performance analytics solutions for schools in Michigan include software modules for student achievement data, progress monitoring and MTSS, educator evaluations, student needs assessments, student reporting data, student migration and enrollment trends, and much more!

Both our financial and academic performance analytics solutions for schools in Michigan are fully integrated with state-of-the-industry interoperability that meet or exceed the latest educational and IT standards.

If your school district administrators are being tasked with constantly “doing more with less” in keeping pace with today’s transparency and compliance requirements, contact us to schedule a demo of our easy-to-use and easy-to implement performance analytics solutions for schools in Michigan today!

K-12, Municipal, News, Press Releases

Munetrix Announces Investment by Essex Bay Capital

Investment and expertise will fuel next stage of growth and further advance the forecasting, transparency and performance analytics company’s mission to help K-12 schools and municipalities make smart decisions.

Munetrix, a provider of municipal and school district data management tools and proprietary performance analytics applications, today announced it has received a growth equity investment by Essex Bay Capital, a private equity investment firm that partners with middle-market companies and management teams to help drive growth. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Munetrix empowers municipal leaders, school administrators and finance leaders to make more informed financial, strategic, and academic decisions.

The investment allows Munetrix to expand its resources in areas like product development, customer support and sales. Essex Bay will continue to support Munetrix’s unique expertise, excellent customer service, as well as their extensive partnerships like Ed-Fi Alliance and data integrations like the one it has with Michigan Datahub to provide best practice guidance and resources to clients.

“I could not be more proud of the Munetrix team for living our mission and delighting our customers every single day by helping hundreds of K-12 school districts and municipalities on financial planning, budgeting, transparency and academic outcomes” said Buzz Brown, Cofounder and CEO of Munetrix. “We are excited to work with our new partners at Essex Bay who understand and appreciate our core values, and who will support our vision for product innovation and growth, both organically and through acquisitions.”

Franklin Foster, Partner at Essex Bay Capital, said, “Munetrix’s reputation as a leader and innovator in the financial planning and academic analytics realms is well-earned, as evidenced by its winning of a 2021 CODiE award, an EdTech Breakthrough Award, its ongoing GovTech100 recognition, and the clear demand for the solutions it brings to market. We look forward to partnering with the Munetrix leadership team to continue the company’s fast-paced growth and further support its mission, culture and customers.”

Additionally, as part of the transaction, Munetrix has added serial GovTech entrepreneur Steve Ressler to its Board of Directors. Steve has held numerous GovTech executives roles, including as President of Callyo, which was recently sold to Motorola Solutions, as well as serving as Chief Marketing Officer of Granicus and Founder of GovLoop. Steve will bring his experience growing GovTech companies to the next phase of growth at Munetrix.

About Munetrix:

Munetrix, among the nation’s largest aggregators of municipal and school district data, promotes municipal wellness and sustainability through its cloud-based data management tools and proprietary performance analytics applications. In partnering with Munetrix, municipalities and school districts are able to manage their data and access cost-effective products and advisory services to make meaningful and reliable budgets, financial projections, academic achievement metrics, trend reports and better-informed forward-looking decisions. More than 300 clients across the country use Munetrix’s tools to make more informed financial and business decisions and improve student success.

About Essex Bay Capital:

Essex Bay invests in small to mid-sized private companies, partnering with management to accelerate growth. With over 20 years of investing experience, and 70+ completed acquisitions, our team brings more than just capital to the equation. We are long-term investors, focused on creating sustainable value.  We build companies, organically and through add-on acquisitions to become market leaders. Partnership and alignment are at the core of everything we do. We pride ourselves on being transparent and supportive with resources, insight and expertise to create win-win opportunities for our partners. Learn more at www.essexbay.com.

Education, K-12, News, Press Releases

Munetrix Academic Module Recognized by SIIA as Best Collaborative Solution for Teachers

Munetrix Named Winner of Prestigious CODiE Award for 2021!

The Munetrix Academic Module 2.0 has been named a 2021 SIIA CODiE Award Winner for Best Collaborative Solution for Teachers, as part of the 2021 SIIA CODiE Awards. The prestigious CODiE Awards recognize the companies producing the most innovative education technology products across the country and around the world.

The Munetrix Academic Module is a comprehensive, all-in-one solution for educators being tasked with more—with less time and fewer resources. It was developed to accelerate academic outcomes and facilitate the monitoring of progress made by the whole student—academically, emotionally, socially, demographically, and socio-economically—all with a single, easy-to-use interface.

“We were humbled even being named a finalist for this award, given the company we were keeping. Now, to be named a winner in this category is gratifying recognition of the hard work we’ve done as a company and in cooperation with the educators we serve,” said Buzz Brown, vice president of customer engagement and chief data officer with Munetrix. “Our mission has long been to make data accessible, actionable, holistic, and easy for anyone to use and understand. SIIA’s recognition of the success of that mission is welcome validation from an industry stalwart.”

“Congratulations to the 2021 Ed Tech CODiE Award winners,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the importance of innovative Ed Tech products and services and this year’s class takes a special place among the many amazing products recognized across the 35-year history of the CODiE Awards.”

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced the full slate of CODiE winners during an online winner announcement in light of ongoing COVID-19 concerns. 

Forty-five awards were given for products and services deployed specifically for education and learning professionals, including the top honor of the Best Overall Education Technology Solution.

A SIIA CODiE Award win is a prestigious honor, following rigorous reviews by expert judges including educators and administrators whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products, and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

One evaluating judge remarked, in evaluation of the Academic Module, that the product represents “the ‘unicorn’ that our district teachers and administrators have been looking for! A one-stop shop for data to help support students and achievement! It includes SO many pieces for educators, personnel, finance, achievement, evaluations and improvement plans — for students, staff and operations.”

By harvesting and contextualizing public and private data into one powerful combination, the product provides schools a unique, holistic platform that empowers districts to analyze all of their data with a single log-in and destination, supporting horizontal succession planning, building institutional knowledge, and workflow management all in one place. Offered in conjunction with a financial analytics and planning engine, the Academic Module is a comprehensive suite of powerful, interdependent solutions that takes multi-level, complex data sets and makes them simple to understand, report and act upon, including: achievement and growth data, student reporting, needs assessment, educator evaluation, progress monitoring, as well as financial budgeting, forecasting and modeling.

More information about the CODiE Awards is available at http://www.siia.net/codie.  

Details about the winning products can be found at https://history.siia.net/codie/2021-Winners

About Munetrix

Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Munetrix, provides schools, districts, educators and administrators cloud-based data management tools and proprietary performance management applications that range from academic achievement, budget and finance to personnel management, team collaboration and asset management solutions. The Academic Module empowers educators, from the district office to the individual teacher, to easily analyze various student data at the individual student, class, grade, building and district level across multiple assessments with a few clicks. Correlations between state and nationally normed assessment data are calculated using actual district student data — not projected data — providing an accurate picture of achievement trends within the district. It also empowers educators to analyze year-over-year grade-level trends and cohort trends to identify areas of strength and need in curriculum, instructional practices, etc. Learn more at www.munetrix.com.

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit www.siia.net/CODiE.

Education, K-12, News, Press Releases, Uncategorized

Munetrix Recognized for Learning Analytics Innovation in 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Prestigious Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Educational Technology Products and Companies

EdTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global educational technology market, announced today that Munetrix, a data analytics solutions provider serving municipalities and public school districts nationwide, has selected the Munetrix Academic Module solution as the winner of its “Learning Analytics Solution of the Year” award in the third annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program.

The Munetrix Academic Module was developed to accelerate academic outcomes and facilitate the monitoring of progress made by the whole student – academically, emotionally, socially, demographically, and socio-economically – all with a single, easy-to-use interface. By harvesting and contextualizing public and private data into one powerful combination, the product provides schools a unique, holistic platform that empowers districts to analyze all of their data with a single log-in and destination, supporting horizontal succession planning, building institutional knowledge, and workflow management all in one place. 

The new solution represents a robust combination of financial, demographic, student achievement, educator assessments, and perception and process data tools to accommodate the optimization of student, teacher, school and district educational outcomes.

“This award is another humbling recognition of the hard work we’ve done as a company and in cooperation with the educators we serve,” said Buzz Brown, vice president of customer engagement and chief data officer with Munetrix. “Our mission has long been to make data accessible, actionable, holistic, and easy for anyone to use and understand.”

“The product saves teachers and administrators hundreds of hours per year, collecting, aggregating, disaggregating and analyzing data by more traditional methods stored in multiple, disparate locations, where they are difficult to sort, search and cross-analyze,” Brown added. “The cloud-based platform provides the highest levels of industry- standard data security and encryption for privacy and security of student data. We are honored to receive this award from EdTech Breakthrough, especially on the heels of such an unprecedented year.”

The mission of the EdTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of educational technology categories, including Student Engagement, School Administration, Adaptive Learning, STEM Education, e-Learning, Career Preparation and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 2,000 nominations from over 17 different countries throughout the world. 

“The Module empowers educators — from the district office to the individual teacher — to easily analyze various student data at the individual student, class, grade, building and district level across multiple assessments with a few clicks,” said James Johnson, managing director, EdTech Breakthrough. “At the end of the day, the Munetrix Academic Module is a comprehensive, all-in-one solution for educators being tasked with more — with less time and fewer resources. Munetrix absolutely breaks through the EdTech space with this module and we offer our heartfelt congratulations for winning our ‘Learning Analytics Solution of the Year’ award.”

Offered in conjunction with a financial analytics and planning engine, the Academic Module is a comprehensive suite of powerful, interdependent solutions that takes multi-level, complex data sets and makes them simple to understand, report and act upon, including: achievement and growth data, student reporting, needs assessment, educator evaluation, progress monitoring, as well as financial budgeting, forecasting and modeling.  

The reporting functionality saves educators countless hours by automatically populating Individual Reading Improvement Plans (IRIPs) with required data points from multiple student assessments. For administrators, the Module allows districts to identify personalized professional development plans to increase educator effectiveness by providing accurate and consistent calculations of educator evaluation scores across multiple data sources from nationally recognized assessment providers.

To schedule a personal demo of the Academic Module 2.0, please contact sales@munetrix.com.

Want to see more? Take a tour of the Academic Module’s many tools, resources, features, benefits and applications here >>.

About EdTech Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the EdTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in educational technology products, companies and people. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough educational technology in categories including e-learning, student engagement, school administration, career preparation, language learning, STEM and more. For more information, visit EdTechBreakthrough.com.

About Munetrix

Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Munetrix, provides schools, districts, educators and administrators cloud-based data management tools and proprietary performance management applications that range from academic achievement, budget and finance to personnel management, team collaboration and asset management solutions. In partnering with Munetrix, both municipalities and school districts are able to manage their data and access cost-effective products and advisory services to make meaningful and reliable budgets, financial projections, trend reports and better-informed forward-looking decisions. Learn more about Munetrix’s solutions for administrators and managers at municipalities at www.munetrix.com.

Education, K-12, News, Press Releases

Munetrix Named SIIA Education Technology 2021 CODiE Award Finalist

Academic Module Named to Best Collaborative Solution for Teachers Category

We are proud to announce that the Munetrix Academic Module 2.0 was named a 2021 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Collaborative Solution for Teachers category. CODiE Award finalists represent applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PreK-20 sector. 

The Munetrix Academic Module is a comprehensive, all-in-one solution for educators being tasked with more—with less time and fewer resources. It was developed to accelerate academic outcomes and facilitate the monitoring of progress made by the whole student—academically, emotionally, socially, demographically, and socio-economically—all with a single, easy-to-use interface.

One award judge remarked, in evaluation of the Academic Module, that the product represents “the ‘unicorn’ that our district teachers and administrators have been looking for! A one-stop shop for data to help support students and achievement! It includes SO many pieces for educators, personnel, finance, achievement, evaluations and improvement plans — for students, staff and operations.” [WATCH VIDEO HERE.]

Acknowledged as the premier awards program for the software and information industries for over 35 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards are produced by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software, education, media, financial information and digital content industries. The Munetrix Academic Module was honored as one of 152 finalists across the 42 education technology categories. 

“Being named a finalist, among the company we are proud to be keeping, is humbling recognition of the hard work we’ve done as a company and in cooperation with the educators we serve,” said Buzz Brown, vice president of customer engagement and chief data officer with Munetrix. “Our mission has long been to make data accessible, actionable, holistic, and easy for anyone to use and understand.”

By harvesting and contextualizing public and private data into one powerful combination, the product provides schools a unique, holistic platform that empowers districts to analyze all of their data with a single log-in and destination, supporting horizontal succession planning, building institutional knowledge, and workflow management all in one place. Offered in conjunction with a financial analytics and planning engine, the Academic Module is a comprehensive suite of powerful, interdependent solutions that takes multi-level, complex data sets and makes them simple to understand, report and act upon, including: achievement and growth data, student reporting, needs assessment, educator evaluation, progress monitoring, as well as financial budgeting, forecasting and modeling.

“The CODiE Awards recognize the most exciting and transformative products in Ed Tech,” said Jeff Joseph, SIIA President. “This year, these leaders helped our nation respond to the historic pandemic, enabling learners, educators, administrators and parents to remain connected to each other and to critical educational resources via an array of innovative services and platforms. Congratulations to this year’s finalists for demonstrating the vitality, resilience and importance of this important industry.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-recognized awards program. Educators and administrators serve as judges and conduct the first-round review of all education nominees. Their scores determine the SIIA CODiE Award finalists which accounts for 80% of the overall score. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Business Technology category winners will be announced during an online winner announcement celebration June 22, 2021.

About Munetrix

Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Munetrix, provides schools, districts, educators and administrators cloud-based data management tools and proprietary performance management applications that range from academic achievement, budget and finance to personnel management, team collaboration and asset management solutions. The Academic Module empowers educators, from the district office to the individual teacher, to easily analyze various student data at the individual student, class, grade, building and district level across multiple assessments with a few clicks. Correlations between state and nationally normed assessment data are calculated using actual district student data — not projected data — providing an accurate picture of achievement trends within the district. It also empowers educators to analyze year-over-year grade-level trends and cohort trends to identify areas of strength and need in curriculum, instructional practices, etc.

Learn more about the full suite of applications for teachers and administrators here.

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.

About Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)

SIIA is the only professional organization connecting more than 700 data, financial information, education technology, specialized content and publishing, and health technology companies. Our diverse members manage the global financial markets, develop software that solves today’s challenges through technology, provide critical information that helps inform global businesses large and small, and innovate for better health care and personal wellness outcomes.

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