LINCOLN, Neb., June 29, 2022 – FACTS, a division of Nelnet, Inc. (NYSE: NNI), announces its partnership with Pikmykid, the premier school safety and dismissal platform, to make it easy for schools to implement their school safety solution quickly and accurately.
This partnership benefits schools on a global scale as Pikmykid and FACTS work together to keep students safe and simplify the process of arrival and dismissal through their integration. Schools can now easily implement the dismissal technology while their information remains secure through the FACTS Student Information System (SIS).
“Partnering with FACTS was one of the easiest decisions we’ve made,” said Saravana Pat Bhava, CEO and Founder of Pikmykid. “FACTS has a proven track record of working with thousands of private schools around the country to keep their data secure and their parents happy.”
With FACTS and Pikmykid, schools can expect secure, real-time data sharing through an API-based integration between the two systems. Jonathan Borrega, Director of Technology at Atlantic Christian Academy shared, “The FACTS API works seamlessly and helped us get [everything] streamlined. I definitely recommend it!”
Using this integration, staff have up-to-date insights on each students’ location and where they need to go on their way home from school. The process for adding and deleting students is simple. Managing absentees takes only a click of a button for a parent, which allows insights to sync instantly between the staff in the classroom and the person managing the change.
“Data Integration across systems is always a challenge for our schools,” said Jonathan Elliott, CTO of Pikmykid. “So, collaboratively we got to work to provide a seamless API integration that solves the problem for our mutual school clients.”
“Our partnership with Pikmykid has been really beneficial for our schools,” said Jeremy Penner, Director of Product with FACTS. “School dismissal can be a headache for everyone; parents, teachers, principals, and other school staff. So working with Pikmykid to simplify processes and keep information secure made a lot of sense.”
Both companies look forward to continuing to provide innovative technology to streamline the school day so that administrators, staff, and parents can focus on what really matters – student education.
FACTS is committed to making educational dreams possible for families and students, as well as enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions. FACTS serves more than three million students and families at over 11,500 schools, and manages $9 billion in tuition funds annually. FACTS offers a comprehensive suite of services, including tuition management, payment processing, financial needs assessment, online application and enrollment, online payment forms, development and advancement tools, student administration software, and a learning management system. FACTS also provides meaningful and sustainable professional development services to educators at all grade levels through online courses, custom workshops, and leadership coaching.
Pikmykid is the leading safety and dismissal platform that empowers schools to simplify dismissal without the need to purchase, install, or support additional hardware. Many schools struggle with dismissal processes that waste time, leave students vulnerable, and exhaust staff and faculty. With Pikmykid, schools can trade in their outdated methods for a combination of dismissal management, safety and emergency tools, parent messaging, and real time reporting that keeps your staff happy and students accounted for. No more long car lines, endless front office calls, or missing students – just one powerful platform that allows schools to focus on what really matters – learning.