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Leading Analyst Firm Report Recognizes a Follett Education Solution

Follett's Aspen SIS/MIS offers features educators are looking for in a modern student management system

MCHENRY, Jul 23, 2012 – Schools, districts, local education government, Ministries of Education and consortia around the world rely on the Gartner Report when choosing what is considered the most important investment in a school--its Student Information System (SIS/MIS). The report aggregates information about the vendors in the existing SIS/MIS as well as the LMS/Learning Platform marketplace. The purpose of the report is to help education leaders better understand the market. Follett is pleased to have been included in a recent Gartner Report

Simona Rollinson, the President of Follett Software Company says, "We believe the Gartner report is a great step for Follett in the journey of discovery and gives us a credible avenue to continue the socialization of the Aspen™ platform."

Follett has been recognized by the education industry as a leader in library content and education technology. That reputation is quickly expanding into all aspects of the school, as educators discover the flexibility of Follett's Aspen SIS/MIS with a unified LMS/Learning and Curriculum Management Platform.

The Aspen platform is a Web-based, highly adaptable solution providing features for all roles in the school, from administrator to the teachers, coaches, and the school nurse. The Aspen solution quickly gathered a cult-like following in the Northeastern United States and is now expanding to schools, districts, governments and consortia around the world, including several implementations in the UK. Some of the Aspen platform's early adopters share their thoughts about the solution.

Rollinson adds, "Follett has developed its distinctive Aspen educational platform with much insight into evolving customer needs and how the educational world is changing. This is the uniqueness of the Follett promise – the quiet entry into the competitive setting of the SIS/MIS marketplace and providing an innovative, reliable product backed by the right team and the power of Follett's content relationships."

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About Follett’s K-12 Business |   Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.

About Follett Corporation |

Since 1873, Follett has served as the trusted partner in education for students and educators at all levels of learning. Today Follett delivers physical and digital learning materials, retail services, school content and management systems to more than 80,000 early childhood, primary and secondary schools, and on more than 1,000 college campuses. Headquartered in River Grove, Illinois, Follett is a $2.7 billion privately held company.

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