Private equity-owned school software supplier IRIS Software Group has launching IRIS Ed:gen, a cloud-based online school management information system (MIS) providing live data for multi-academy trusts, helping with registration and audit, and supplying intelligence for teachers working in school or remotely from home.

In October, as exclusively revealed by EducationInvestor UK, IRIS Software Group acquired iSAMS, the MIS used by a third of UK private schools. IRIS stated that its new Ed:gen MIS enables education leaders to stay ahead of regulatory change, streamlines management by automating mundane and complex operational tasks, and engages employees, parents and students to exchange important information and build relationships.

Winston Poyton, senior product director for education at IRIS Software Group, said: “With exams replaced by teacher assessment grades in England for another year, the academic data stored in school management systems is more critical than ever before. Teachers must be able to moderate, level, and benchmark students fairly and consistently. IRIS Ed:gen is the nerve centre of education operations and will enable them to access accurate information for all students from across the academic year to support with grading.

 “Our objective is to be at the heart of school management, providing the software solutions that will enable education leaders to improve the life chances of every student. The launch of IRIS Ed:gen is the next step in achieving this goal.”

IRIS Software Group is owned by Hg Capital and Intermediate Capital Group.

Date published: 23 February 2021

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