The launch of the K-12 education market’s first Integrated Insights Platform provided opportunities to expand Frontline Education’s market position across the company’s industry-leading solutions portfolio in Recruiting & Hiring, Absence & Time, Professional Growth and Special Ed & Interventions. This shift, early in the first quarter of 2017, resulted in increased partnerships with districts of all sizes and types including more than 125 multi-application sales and 77% of sales coming from existing clients, demonstrating high client satisfaction as well as the strong validation of Frontline’s solutions.
An approximate 20% increase in applications per client from 2016 to early 2017 indicates a shift towards more significant district partnerships with Frontline Education over typical point solution vendor relationships and shows that districts understand the benefits of adopting multiple, integrated solutions from one partner. Applications and solutions releases including Frontline Mobile, which added more than 10,000 active users in three months, and Frontline Central gave Frontline Education the leading market position necessary to ensure key sales including Detroit Public Schools, Kansas City Public Schools Unified School District 500 and Jefferson County Schools.
“The time savings with Frontline Central is huge. Lots of streamlining and lots of important timelines reduced so that we can focus on bigger and better things,” said Loraine Morazzano, Ph.D., Senior Chief Officer, Human Capital for Grand Prairie Independent School District in Texas. “We are saving money by eliminating the paper from our onboarding process. Now that money is freed up for other initiatives.”
While organic growth represents a large percentage of the strategic plan, Frontline Education has also maintained corporate development momentum from the five acquisitions that were completed last year. Frontline investors finished 2016 by raising another round of equity capital to put an additional $100 million in acquisition-related funding on the balance sheet. A critical component of growth at Frontline Education coming into 2017, that foundation led to the acquisition of Teachers-Teachers early in the second quarter.
In addition to milestones in sales, acquisition and development, the debut of The Line, a publication for superintendents by superintendents, created a tangible representation of Frontline Education’s thought leadership initiative. Focused on civil discourse and the path forward for K-12 education, The Line is a publication of the Frontline Research & Learning Institute.
The recently announced appointment of Ted Mitchell, former Under Secretary of the US Department of Education, to the Frontline Education board has added to the company’s leadership position in the education market.
About Frontline Education:
Frontline Education is an integrated insights partner serving more than 9,500 K-12 organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. With more than 15 years of experience serving the front line of education, Frontline Education is dedicated to providing actionable intelligence that enables informed decisions and drives engagement across school systems. Bringing together the best education software solutions into one unified platform, Frontline makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the administrative needs of the education community, including their recruiting and hiring, employee absences and attendance, professional growth and special education and interventions programs. Frontline Education corporate headquarters are in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with offices in Andover, Massachusetts, Rockville Centre, New York and Chicago, Illinois.
Learn more at www.frontlineeducation.com
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