Student management

Community Brands acquires BigSIS, a fully integrated student management platform

Acquisition brings data and functions in an all-in-one solution for private and independent schools

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida., August 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Community Brands, the leading provider of cloud-based payment software and solutions for associations, nonprofits and K-12 schools, has acquired BigSIS, a school management platform and market-leading Student Information System (SIS), expanding its capabilities to better meet the needs of private and independent schools.

BigSIS is an all-in-one, cloud-based student information system (SIS) that unifies admissions, registration, tuition, fundraising, and academic functions. With a single data model, schools can manage information from initial contact with potential families and enrolled student experiences to fundraising activities. The powerful flexibility of the BigSIS platform allows it to be at the heart of the school. Easy to use and accessible to all users, the platform enables a digital-first approach to the day-to-day tasks that private schools must adopt to stay and stay competitive.

“I am delighted to announce the acquisition of BigSIS,” said Dave Wirt, Director General of Community Trademarks. “It’s purpose-built for schools and expertly serves the next generation of parents, students, and administrators looking for self-service, integrated data. BigSIS is strategically important to our K-12 customers given the increased demand for innovation in a post-pandemic world Now more than ever, making life easier for administrators and teachers is critical, as is helping schools meet their enrollment and retention goals families to ensure their financial viability.

The BigSIS platform elegantly simplifies student reporting and speeds access to information. Families, teachers and staff can access data from anywhere. Staff can create online forms to collect information and payments from the office or home. Teachers have intuitive access to register attendance, modify schedules and communicate directly with their students and families.

In addition to the “school year” calendar, BigSIS makes it easy for schools to offer programs such as daycare and summer camps to families without the need for a third-party vendor or IT support. The ability to extend student records to alumni management is a key advantage for private and independent schools creating more sophisticated fundraising strategies.

“BigSIS is a very powerful technology with self-service capability and flexibility that connects administrative offices to everyone in the school,” said the founder of BigSIS. Ben Alexandra. “BigSIS’s pairing with the Community Brand Portfolio gives schools of all sizes an all-in-one option. Schools can also integrate BigSIS with Ravenna Admissions and MIP Fund Accounting for an unparalleled offering.”

About Community Trademarks

Community Brands is the leading provider of cloud-based payment software and solutions for associations, nonprofits, and K-12 schools. Specifically for nonprofit charities and schools, the Community Brands Education and Nonprofit portfolio provides the industry’s most comprehensive set of software solutions for nonprofits and K-12 schools of all sizes. Nonprofits benefit from award-winning fund accounting and fundraising solutions specifically designed to enable them to reach and grow their impact in our communities. Coupled with a comprehensive set of K-12 solutions encompassing enrollment management, financial aid, student information systems, and digital payments, schools are empowered to raise funds and fulfill their missions. To learn more, visit communitybrands.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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SOURCE Community Trademarks