READING, PA & FOLSOM, CA–February 5, 2007–Weidenhammer Systems Corporation today announced the acquisition of CIMS® Finance and CIMS Student from Pearson School Systems. Weidenhammer has been a valued Pearson associate since 1988. The two companies share a vision to provide customers with the most effective, complementary financial and Student Information Systems in the education marketplace.
"This sale is strategic for both Pearson and Weidenhammer," said Mary McCaffrey, president of Pearson School Systems. "CIMS customers will benefit from Weidenhammer´s ongoing support and development of this excellent product suite and our continuing relationship enables us to offer our K12 customers unique synergies between Pearson´s market-leading SIS products and the best in K12 financial services software."
John Weidenhammer, President of Weidenhammer Systems Corporation, said, "As a long-time Pearson School Systems certified business associate, Weidenhammer has been working with school administrative solutions for finance and students for almost 30 years. We are very pleased to add the CIMS products to our portfolio and further bolster our vision of providing integrated finance and Student Information System solutions to our existing customers and the education industry."
Weidenhammer´s vision of building a nationally branded and deployable financial application suite designed specifically for schools is another step closer with acquisition and ongoing support for both CIMS solutions. Recently, the Company purchased Information Design, Inc. (IDI), makers of SAGE–´a full functioning, graphical financial software, deployed on an Oracle database.
Weidenhammer will offer CIMS Finance customers an optional migration path to SAGE and will work with Pearson School Systems to provide CIMS Student customers with an optional migration path to PowerSchool®, Pearson´s web-based Student Information System.
Effective immediately, Weidenhammer will be offering employment to CIMS staff who will continue to support CIMS customers. Weidenhammer will assume relationships with existing CIMS certified business associates to ensure continued support for CIMS customers.
About Pearson School Systems
Pearson School Systems is advancing student learning through its highly interoperable enterprise solutions for student information management. As the market leader in K12 technology innovations, Pearson School Systems supports about 20 million students with a product lineup that includes PowerSchool® Premier, Chancery SMS®, Mac School®, Win School®, and SASI". Pearson Inform", the achievement data analysis and decision support tool rounds out a solution set designed to provide administrators, teachers, students, and parents with comprehensive software options that are easy-to-use and can be customized to meet a wide range of end-user needs. All Pearson School Systems products are fully supported with training and the finest customer support services in the industry. Pearson School Systems is a business of Pearson Education, the world´s leading integrated education company. Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the international media company. For more information, please visit: www.pearsonschoolsystems.com.
About Weidenhammer Systems Corporation
Weidenhammer, founded in 1978, is a provider of leading-edge Information Technology solutions for the education and commercial marketplace. In addition to its headquarters in Reading, PA, Weidenhammer maintains 5 branch offices in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Colorado, and has 150 professionals on staff. The company has core competencies in consulting, software development, systems integration and managed services, as well as school district administrative solutions. Weidenhammer has strategic relationships with Pearson School Systems, Cisco, School-Link Technologies, Microsoft, HP, Edustructures, and Computer Automation. For more information about Weidenhammer contact Jim Bitler at 610.378.8600 ext 8455 or visit www.hammer.net.
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