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Indiana K-12 School District Adopts Follett Software’s Cognite

Vigo County School Corp. Cites ‘Ease of Use’ in Choosing Digital Learning Environment

MCHENRY, Ill., Nov. 9, 2010 – Follett Software Company’s new digital learning environment, Cognite, has been adopted by Vigo County School Corporation, the K-12 school district that primarily serves Terre Haute, Ind.

Bill Bruce, the district’s director of technology for nine years, said several reasons spurred the choice of Cognite, including the desire to consolidate resources, the digital learning environment’s ease of use, and an ongoing, positive partnership with Follett Software Company.

“We looked at other learning environments, but this was by the far the best one for our needs. We will ultimately use it at all of our grade levels,” said Bruce, whose district has 29 schools and nearly 16,000 students.

Since Vigo schools currently use Follett Software products Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Media Manager, TitlePeek and WebPath Express, Bruce also stressed the significance of being able to seamlessly connect all the district’s existing resources.

“We knew we could reduce costs by rolling our information into one interface,” Bruce continued. “And Cognite’s ease of use was a big factor for us, especially as we make it available throughout the district.” According to George Gatsis, vice president of product management, marketing and development, at Follett Software, the Vigo district adoption illustrates how Cognite’s momentum is building. “We are proud that Vigo has again partnered with us, and it reflects how the news about Cognite is spreading,” Gatsis said. “Cognite is a great example of Follett Software’s ongoing transformation to a digitally powered integrated education technology company.”

The Cognite digital learning environment brings together discovery, messaging and retrieval tools. With a tradition of providing educational excellence, Follett Software is helping to develop 21st century learning skills. Districts can access digital resources from anywhere and access them in one place, providing an online collaboration tool to discover, share and organize. Cognite has been recognized as a Top 10 finalist for the Innovation Incubator Program, a competition sponsored by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) that spotlighted promising new
technologies.

For more information about Cognite, visit http://www.FollettSoftware.com/Cognite, where a video – Cognite: Your Digital Learning Environment – is available for viewing. For more information about Follett Software Company, visit www.FollettSoftware.com or call 800.323.3397.

About Follett Software Company (www.FollettSoftware.com)
Follett Software Company is the integrated educational technology solution provider that more than half of America’s school districts trust to support staff and engage students in today’s digitally rich learning environment. Follett’s digitally powered technologies help districts more efficiently and cost-effectively manage traditional and digital educational resources, provide digital learning environment tools focusing on student achievement and make confident decisions based on quality academic data. Powerful, integrated solutions enable Follett to support today’s collaborative learning community and empower 21st  century learning and discovery. Follett Software Company is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation, a $2.7 billion, privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.