Edsby Wins SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award for Best Classroom Management Solution

Washington, D.C. (May 18, 2016) – Today Edsby® was named the best Classroom Management Solution of 2016 in the 2016 SIIA CODiE™ Awards.

The winner announcement was made by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, to an audience of over 300 leaders. 61 awards were given for products and services deployed specifically for B2B software, information and media companies.

An SIIA CODiE Award win is a prestigious honor, as each award winner was reviewed by a field of industry experts, whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then reviewed the finalists and their votes were combined with the scores from the industry experts’ to select this year’s CODiE Awards winners.

Edsby is a modern, cloud-based learning management system for K-12 school districts that uses latest web and mobile technologies to connect teachers, students, parents and administrators in exciting new ways. Among its tightly integrated features are social learning, assessment & reporting, approvals, workflows, group collaboration, course planning, parent communication, analytics, permission and access control, and more.

“This award reflects years of focusing exclusively on the needs of K-12 organizations,” said John Myers, Edsby President and Co-Founder. “In recent months, more and more K-12 districts have been discovering how Edsby makes teachers’ jobs easier by providing modern, fast tools for classroom tasks like attendance, assessment, class updates, blended learning, parent conferences, report cards and more. Best of all, Edsby provides a better way to engage parents in each child’s learning journey, which is a key strategic goal for most districts.”

Unlike other LMSes, Edsby is designed specifically for the special requirements and needs of K-12. To make district-wide rollouts quick and to minimize ongoing administration, it integrates tightly with existing systems, leveraging data and security policies that already exist. And it allows for the deep customization required district-by-district–including local terminology, assessment schemes and reporting–even while being cloud-based.

“I asked many questions to try to identify any areas of weakness, but there were none I could find. This is an amazing product,” wrote Freyja Bergthorson, Technology Resource Teacher in Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, in her assessment of Edsby. She was one of three judges that evaluated Edsby for the award.

“SIIA’s 2016 Business Technology CODiE Award winners are some of the most innovative products impacting businesses across the world. Recognized by their peers, the CODiE Winners should be proud of this prestigious accolade honoring excellence in business technology products,” said Rhianna Collier, VP & Managing Director for the Software & Services Division at SIIA. “We congratulate all of this year’s CODiE Award winners, and thank them for the contributions they have made to their industries.”

Today’s award is the latest in a series of distinctions for Edsby. In the four years Edsby has been available, it has won 14 honors, ranging from readers’ choice awards to other top product and company distinctions. A complete list is at https://www.edsby.com/about-edsby/edsby-awards/.

Details of all winning CODiE products can be found at http://www.siia.net/codie/2016-Winners.

About the SIIA CODiE Awards
The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit www.siia.net. The Software & Services Division of SIIA (SSD) represents companies that develop the applications, services, infrastructure and tools driving the success of today’s high-tech industry. For more information, visit www.siia.net/SSD.

About Edsby
Edsby is a modern, purpose-built learning management system (LMS) for K-12 that enables school districts and private schools to connect their teachers, students and parents using the technologies that have become pervasive in people’s lives. Edsby is developed by CoreFour, a team that has been building scalable, reliable software systems for education organizations around the world for almost 30 years using latest technology and standards. Edsby is a registered trademark of CoreFour Inc.