Rediker Software, a school administrative software company for PK-12 schools in over 115 countries, today announced that it will use Microsoft Azure to power its products for parents, students and teachers. By choosing Microsoft Azure, Rediker Software is able to provide its global user-base with reliable, fast and secured access to the company’s product line of PlusPortals for parent, students, and teachers, TeacherPlus Gradebook and Teacher Evaluator.
Microsoft Azure, a global cloud platform, enables companies to connect web and mobile applications to an existing IT environment. Through Microsoft Azure, Rediker Software is able to create a seamless connection between its student information system, Administrator’s Plus, and the company’s web and mobile applications for parents, students and teachers. As a result, members of a school community using Rediker Software’s products can easily access up-to-date data such as student demographics, grades, attendance, schedules and discipline from the web or directly from a mobile device.
"Microsoft Azure provides us with cutting edge cloud technology so all of our school communities, whether in Asia or North America, receive a positive user experience with fast and reliable access to the information they need virtually anywhere, anytime."
“We are thrilled to have Microsoft Azure power our web and mobile offerings for parents, students and teachers,” said President of Rediker Software Andrew Anderlonis. “Microsoft Azure provides us with cutting edge cloud technology so all of our school communities, whether in Asia or North America, receive a positive user experience with fast and reliable access to the information they need virtually anywhere, anytime.”
The scalability of Microsoft Azure was very important to Rediker Software. The company expanded its software portfolio, which was originally targeted solely to administrators, to include offerings for parents, students and teachers. Therefore, Rediker Software needed a cloud solution that would be able to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of parents, students and teachers who would now be accessing data.
“To manage going from thousands of users to hundreds of thousands of users, soon to be millions is extremely complex,” stated Anderlonis. “Microsoft Azure empowers us to easily and cost effectively manage our web and mobile offerings to our quickly growing global user-base.”
“Microsoft Azure provides Rediker Software and its school communities with a cloud platform that is secured, scalable and cost-effective,” said Vibhor Kapoor, Director, Microsoft Azure Product Marketing. “We are pleased that Rediker Software has chosen Microsoft Azure as its global cloud platform to enable parents, students and teachers to easily access their information wherever they are on a variety of devices.”
Rediker Software already has almost 500,000 users accessing its PlusPortals, TeacherPlus Gradebook and Teacher Evaluator through the web and mobile devices. The company plans to have well over one million users by the start of the 2014-2015 school year.
About Rediker Software
For 35 years, Rediker Software has been a leader in school administrative software for private, public, international, religious and independent schools. Through its innovative solutions, Rediker Software helps schools in all 50 states and over 115 countries manage administrative tasks, maximize school-to-home communication and inspire student performance and success. The company’s products include Administrator’s Plus, Admissions Plus Pro, TeacherPlus Gradebook and Teacher Evaluator. Rediker Software offers experience, reliability, unsurpassed technical support, ease of use, and leading-edge features found in no other system.