GuideK12 and Excensus Agree to Strategic Development Partnership
GuideK12; Excensus LLC — Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Strategic Partnership for Continued Development of Next Generation GuideK12 Tools
August 28, 2012 Eagan, MN- GuideK12™, the leading provider of geovisual analytics for the education marketplace is pleased to announce an exclusive, strategic software development partnership with Excensus LLC. This announcement cements an established working arrangement between the two companies, allowing for the continued, rapid development and deployment of the next generation of tools for GuideK12. Based in Minnesota, both parties view this partnership as the pathway to providing educators with the future of geovisual analytical tools, shaping the future of resource optimization and planning for school districts nation-wide.
"This partnership represents a powerful combination of market insights and proven technology expertise, bringing this cutting edge geovisual tool to the forefront of the education marketplace for our customers." said GuideK12 CEO Chuck Amos. "GuideK12 geovisual analytic software allows district decision makers to visually explore and analyze data by location, revealing important patterns, relationships and trends. GuideK12 makes it simple to realign district boundaries, analyze policy issues and the ever-important ability to predict future trends." Amos continues, "The market reaction to GuideK12 has been phenomenal, this announcement ensures that we will continue delivering high value solutions to our customers."
Excensus is a leading national provider of web-based demographic mapping and analysis solutions for its government and educational clients. With this agreement, the Excensus technology will be used exclusively in support of new cutting-edge GuideK12 product development in the educational market. In addition to its work with GuideK12, Excensus is the principal developer of the US Census Bureau's OnTheMap™ web mapping tool. This data analysis tool has received awards for innovation from both the United Nations and the US Department of Commerce. With OnTheMap™, customers are able to define a custom geographic area anywhere in the U.S., and obtain instant access to detailed maps, graphs, and reports profiling employment and commuting patterns in that area.
"We are thrilled to be in this strategic partnership with GuideK12 and supporting their goals and vision for the education marketplace," John Carpenter, President and CEO of Excensus LLC comments. He continues, "There is an urgent need by school districts in this country for fast and accurate planning and analysis tools that effectively merge student and community level data from multiple sources for mapping, communicating and analyzing changes in local demographics, school facility usage, and program needs. Together with GuideK12 and the GuideK12 clients, we will change how school districts make data-driven decisions."
About GuideK12:GuideK12 LLC, is a geovisual analytics software company that 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, and policy changes to resource planning and forecasting can be more effective and efficient. Named one of SIIA's 2012 10 most innovative education technology products, 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. For more about GuideK12, please visit: http://guidek12.com/
About Excensus: Excensus is a Minnesota-based technology and demographic consulting company whose unique products and expertise provide customers with fast and robust, cutting-edge edge data and software tools for enhanced small-area demographic analysis and more strategic community analysis and decision-making.
Contact: Guide K12, Julie Fitzgerald, email@example.com