Skyward reviewed other solutions in the market and found that many of the solutions were either overly complex for the user or too cost prohibitive for the public schools they served.
Skyward had already collaborated with Progress on past projects and understood their expertise in the business intelligence space. Also, it was most important that the two firms had a history of working well together. It was clear to Skyward, after reviewing all the existing options, that Progress OpenEdge Analytics360 was the best solution for their needs. And since they could white label the product and embed it into their application, the choice was even easier. Ray Ackerlund, Skyward VP of Marketing and Product Management, stated, “After discussing at length our needs and goals we found that Progress could design a solution with the functionality we wanted, at a price point that our K-12 customers could afford.”