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SchoolDude Launches CrisisManager, a New Mobile Safety Platform for K-12 and Higher Education Institutions

By Abi Mandelbaum
October 6th, 2014

CARY, NC (Oct. 1, 2014) – To help ensure schools and colleges have mobile-enabled emergency response plans, SchoolDude, a leading provider of operations management solutions, today unveiled CrisisManager, a new mobile safety platform.

SchoolDude launched CrisisManager to help guarantee emergency plans and safety procedures are immediately and readily available to K-12 and higher education institutions via mobile devices at all times. CrisisManager’s safety plans, accessible to individuals with or without a Wi-Fi connection, are fully customizable based on an organization’s needs and/or scenario, e.g., severe weather, school delays/cancellations, violence, and can be updated at any time.

“The unfortunate reality is that school emergencies happen and while most schools have detailed safety plans, they aren’t easily accessible during a crisis situation,” said Lee Prevost, president of SchoolDude. “CrisisManager takes those plans, many of them currently paper-based, and makes them dynamic and actionable on the mobile devices of staff, faculty and even for students in colleges and universities.”

With CrisisManager, organizations can:
· Publish custom and secure safety plans and procedures to smartphones
· Update plans as often as needed
· Send push notifications to users to alert and inform
· Offer incident reporting, including photos and GPS location

Individuals can access building diagrams and maps and utilize one-tap emergency contact calling through the app or mobile-enabled platform. Plans are password-protected and only shared with individuals based on their roles and responsibilities within the organization.

SchoolDude serves more than 6,000 school districts, independent and private schools, colleges and universities – and more than 25 percent of the public K-12 districts in the U.S. use SchoolDude’s management solutions.

About SchoolDude
For the past 14 years, SchoolDude has served as the market leader in education enterprise asset management, delivering Software-as-a-Solution applications to help both small and large institutions better manage their facilities, IT and business operations. More than one million education professionals from more than 6,000 educational institutions are using SchoolDude products to streamline maintenance work order and IT help desk management, schedule preventive maintenance and plan for capital replacements, increase inventory accountability, maximize after-hours facility use and utility consumption. SchoolDude helps clients stretch budgets by managing support services effectively and efficiently, making a difference by helping institutions improve and enhance the teaching and learning environment. For more information, visit http://www.schooldude.com.

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About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.