New entity to offer integrated solutions for educational content and technology
MCHENRY, Ill., March 25, 2014 – Follett’s PreK-12 businesses will become one legal entity named Follett School Solutions, Inc., effective April 1. The new entity is part of Follett’s strategy to deliver increased value to customers by integrating and leveraging the content and technology capabilities of its previously separate businesses: Follett Educational Services, Follett Library Resources and Follett Software Company.
“This will allow us to simplify how we partner with our customers to deliver integrated education solutions to PreK-12 schools that help administrators, educators and students achieve their goals,” said Tom Schenck, president and COO, Follett School Solutions. “We’ll now be one resource for a suite of services and solutions that deliver educational materials, technology platforms, and comprehensive student data management.”
Schenck said while the transition for Follett’s customers would be seamless, customers will need to update their accounting and purchase order information by visiting www.follettupdates.com. The same site also contains a thorough FAQ section, plus a list of contact numbers for those seeking more information or support.
Follett International will remain its own legal entity, though customers located outside the United States will continue to benefit from the same realignment advantages as customers inside the U.S.
For more information, visit www.follettupdates.com or call customer service at 888.511.5114 or 815.759.1700.
To learn more about Follett, visit www.follettlearning.com.
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About Follett’s PreK-12 Business| follettlearning.com
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.
About Follett Corporation| follett.com
Since 1873, Follett has served as the trusted partner in education for students and educators at all levels of learning. Today Follett delivers physical and digital learning materials, retail services, school content and management systems to more than 70,000 early childhood, primary and secondary schools, and on more than 1,000 college campuses. Headquartered in River Grove, Illinois, Follett is a $2.7 billion privately held company.
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