Apr 02

GuideK12™ named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best K-12 Enterprise Solution

Guidek12 smGuideK12, Geovisual analytics for education, Earns Prestigious Education Industry Recognition


Eagan, MN (April 2, 2013) GuideK12™, geovisual analytics for education, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for best K-12 enterprise solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 27 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education and Software.

This year’s program features 23 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation’s leading education technology conference, the Ed Tech Industry Summit, in San Francisco on May 6.

GuideK12™ is a web-based Geovisual Analytic tool that helps school districts solve critical educational challenges by visualizing data in a way that has never been possible before now.  Having the ability to link student information with household information, a district can save time and money while increasing transparency for everything from boundary planning, to program resource allocation to student performance analysis.  Having data in an interactive map that allows administrators to run “what if” scenarios is a break through and drives decisions that are more efficient, and accurate.

“We are proud to receive this honor from the SIIA team and feel we have a very unique offering.  The enterprise category is important to us, as our product liberates data and puts it closer to the decision makers throughout the district.  The districts we support deploy our technology to a wide range of users in multiple departments because of the breadth and depth of our web-based tool. Districts have so much data, geovisual analytics is the way to connect the dots, make sense of it quickly and easily for actionable insights.” states Chuck Amos, GuideK12 CEO.

“We’re pleased with the innovative educational technology products that have made it to this stage. All of this year’s finalists show great promise, and they should be proud of their finalist status,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division. “I look forward to seeing them all in May at the Ed Tech Industry Summit.”

Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2013/finalists.asp

For more information about GuideK12, visit them online at: www.guidek12.com

About SIIA

SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content.  Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property.  The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.

About GuideK12:

Based in Eagan, MN, GuideK12LLC is a geovisual analytics software company, which enables education decision makers to instantly explore and analyze school district data by adding a geographic and visual dimension to their student and community information.   By visualizing information spatially, decisions on everything from boundary analysis, to policy changes to resource planning and forecasting enrollments can be more insightful and faster.  GuideK12 has received numerous awards including DA Top 100 products for 2012, the National School Board Innovator Showcase for 2013 and named a 2013 SIIA CODiE finalist.  GuideK12 serves large metro, suburban and rural school districts throughout the United Sates. It is owned by private investors and a private investment group based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.