Designed with education IT professionals in mind
With over twenty years of experience building software for the K-12 education world, the Edsby architects know that education IT departments face challenges like no other. You have to support tens or even hundreds of thousands of end users. Your budget per user is less than 10% of what it would be in the business world. And of course, you have to do it in an environment where the security of your data is critical.
We’ve spent considerable time and effort making Edsby easy to buy, easy to deploy, and easy to support. And we haven’t forgotten about keeping Edsby fun, too. When was the last time you rolled out an application that your users loved?
Integration, Not Duplication
You’ll see this theme over and over as you look at deploying Edsby. We’ve done our homework so you can deploy Edsby on your terms, on your network, using your preferred environment. In the integration section of the website, you’ll see detailed information about how Edsby handles the hard issues such as SIS integration, LDAP and/or Active Directory authentication, report card workflow, and more. We’re strong believers in giving you the detailed information that will help your Edsby deployment run smoothly.
The cloud is your friend
Edsby runs in the cloud. This means that you no longer have to worry about hardware upgrades, software upgrades, system monitoring or backups. Edsby takes care of that for you around the clock. No more hassles!
We help you manage deployments
Whether you are deploying Edsby to a single school or to hundreds of schools across a district we provide you with great tools for managing and customizing your Edsby experience.
Sysadmin tools are a core component, not an afterthought
We understand you need some pretty powerful tools that will enable you to effectively manage a systems with potentially hundreds of schools and hundreds of thousands of users. Our unique approach to handling permissions and access controls provides a powerful mix of role-based permissions, custom permission extensions, and automated access controls. These enable even large systems to be managed with just a small amount of time.
Edsby never forgets to do data backups. They run every day. Automatically. In fact, a backup of each backup is transmitted to a separate data center in different city. Just in case.
Delegated administration, so you don’t have to solve every problem
We know that a big part of your day is dealing with lost passwords and other time-consuming but simple problems. If you are not using a single-sign-on solution, we’ve made this easier for you by automatically delegating simple account maintenance activities. Teachers can reset passwords for the students that they teach, and principals and front office staff can reset the passwords for all students and teachers in their school. Edsby also supports an option that enables teachers to reset their own passwords using a confirmation to their district email address. Parents can reset their own passwords using their supplied email address.