“We are pleased and honored by their and other’s reaction to 3rd Quote. These are hard working people with a lot on their plates and not much time. Democratization, empowerment, collaboration, and giving voice is in our DNA as a company. We are impassioned about offering a product that will truly help these school tech directors in Iowa, Georgia, and across the US. The pain points for Edtech procurement don’t stop at state lines. In fact, it’s well documented.”

“Shortening the ed-tech sales cycle and helping schools to improve their purchasing decisions through the use of our simple to use tools is our mission. Traditional search engines just aren’t cutting it.” states Alpesh Patel, 3rd Quote COO & Co-Founder. “We are also pleased to announce two new major 3rd Quote features designed to empower schools and Edtech providers: Report Card and Budget Planner.”

New feature: Report Card

The Report Card is the first collaborative evaluation tool available to K-12 schools in the US. It gives all school stakeholders a voice in the decision-making process of Edtech providers or solutions empowering them. Key features include:
● Adding Team Members (any/all stakeholders)
● Review and Monitoring of Key Milestones
● 8 Review Rating Categories (Sliding Scale)
● Include Provider & 3rd Party Research
● Commenting System (to allow private discussions)
● Easy to Create

3rd Quote providers are able to see school created Report Cards’ summative evaluations without identifying the school or team members.

New feature: Budget Tool

The Budget Tool is another industry first for K-12 schools. It is designed with the Director of Technology, Technology Coordinator, and/or Network Manager in mind. Key features include:
● Easy Access & Creation
● Category Selection
● Funding Source
● Provider Identification
● Cost
● Linking to Existing Proposals & New Proposals
● Linking to Existing Report Cards & New Proposals
● Download Data as a CSV File & Google Drive Integration

For more information about 3rd Quote and their education solutions please visit: http://the3rdquote.com.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

Laura Ascione
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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Editorial Director, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura