Top 10 Education Technology Consulting/Services Companies - 2020

While education has always played a vital role in ensuring mankind’s continuous growth and development, it is equally important to make sure that the methods themselves have caught up to the current market trends. Newly emerging innovative technologies in schools, educational institutions, and corporate enterprises have consequently led to a rise in the number of education technology (EdTech) providers with each passing day. With the changing times, comes a new generation of minds and a new playing field for the faculty in educational institutions. The organizations in the education industry must meet the recent technological expectations, lest they are left in the dust of their competition.

Even from an enterprise standpoint, new developments in training modules, virtual laboratories, and engaging video lessons empower employees by providing them with a clearer comprehension of their tasks and company processes. With the growing requirements of technological innovation in the learning segment, there has been a surge in the number of providers for EdTech solutions and services.

This edition of CIOReview presents to you the most promising education technology services and solutions providers of 2020. Over the past few months, a panel of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and the editorial team of CIOReview have reviewed companies in the education technology sector and have shortlisted the forerunners who have shown exceptional growth and have met the challenges of the industry head-on. We present to you “10 Most Promising Education Technology Consulting/Services Companies 2020”.

Top Education Technology Consulting/Services Companies

Gray Associates is a strategy consulting firm focused on higher education. The organization helps education clients develop fact-based institutional and marketing strategies that maximize outcomes for students, the school, and its constituencies. To support its client work, Gray Associates has developed an industry-leading database that combines information on inquiry volumes, demographics, competition, and employment. Using this information and proprietary analytical techniques, the team works with faculty and school leadership to develop institutional strategies, select programs, pick locations, and prepare curricula. The services offered by the business include academic program portfolio analysis, market-entry, design and optimization, post-secondary education, campus site selection, corporate strategy, industry analysis, and program selection and assessment

Identifying the need for robust software solutions that facilitate the seamless exchange of data across different entities in the education space, Hourglass Education Technology Solutions, LLC designs, develops, and delivers web and mobile software solutions that can be customized according to clients’ needs and integrated with their existing systems. The company’s software solutions are rooted in design thinking, they emphasize user experience, and they are developed using agile methodologies, particularly the scrum framework. Experience working with clients in K-12 and higher education has allowed Hourglass to hone its ability to design web and mobile software products from the ground up, along with enhancing existing products. Hourglass has developed a particular expertise in building data systems used in the K-12 space for the evaluation of teachers and school leaders and the delivery of real-time, targeted professional development

Project Education is a leading education management company. The company offers customer forms, surveys, and reports which are created specifically to meet each district’s needs and fit its client’s processes. Project Education’s professional development offerings and consulting services, in addition to great partners; provide districts with a Total Solution. After implementation, the company offers superior training and support and is available to assist in every situation. The company’s management team has 20 years of educational, technology, and software experience. The company uses the knowledge to develop the educational software platform that districts need; comprehensive, efficient, and easy to use

Charter School Management

Charter School Management

CSMC is the provider of back-office business and development services to charter schools. With 70 employees and growing, CSMC supports more than 150 schools across the country. CSMC’s sole mission is to support and empower education leaders to create and lead innovative and high-quality charter schools. Their staff has backgrounds in school development, accounting, school operations, human resources, and financial management, giving them the experience, personnel, and resources necessary to complement your educational and leadership strengths. The firm’s experienced team delivers its clients an unrivaled quality of service and value to schools, school groups, and those just starting a school

Diamond Assets

Diamond Assets

Diamond Assets LLC is a national asset management organization specializing in IT buy-back programs for organizations across the country. The company works in partnership with schools and school districts, helping them create long-term sustainability plans by maximizing the equity in their technology. Diamond Assets provides tools to help its customers analyze the best time to refresh their fleet of devices. Clarity, the refresh tool, offers quick, easy to understand information about the value of existing Apple technology. The company provides a quote reflecting the current amount of the devices. With an accepted quote, the company offers fast, secure pickup or mail-in services, detailed inventory and evaluation of devices, certified, secure data erasure, a thorough reconciliation review, and prompt payment

Ellucian

Ellucian

Ellucian develops solutions that power the essential work of colleges and universities. The company is the world’s leading provider of software and services designed for higher education. Ellucian provides student information systems (SIS), finance and HR, recruiting, retention, analytics, and advancement software solutions. The company works with more than 2,500 institutions in nearly 50 countries—enhancing operations and enriching the experience for over 18 million students. With more than 1,400 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions in higher education

Finalsite

Finalsite

Since 1998, Finalsite has been bringing cutting-edge web design and web software to leading independent schools, colleges, and organizations around the world. Their vision is for schools worldwide to value Finalsite’s marketing and communication platform as an indispensable part of their daily success. Through the mission, they want to be the global provider of school marketing and communications, software and services, an industry leader who delivers best-in-class design, and software solutions for attracting and retaining families, simplifying school-to-home communications, engaging alumni and donors and managing the complex requirements around data privacy, accessibility, hosting, and security. Finalsite currently serves over 2,500 schools and educational organizations across 80 different countries

Kwall

Kwall

Established in 2008, KWALL provides expert Drupal services for clients who require their interactive property to reflect their business appropriately. The business’s development staff has delivered hundreds of websites and web applications on time, within budget, and feature-rich. KWALL has assembled a team driven to develop amazing products, and we’re committed to growing the Drupal community as contributors. Some of the specialties of the enterprise comprise Drupal development, web design and development, mobile application, responsive design, ecommerce, accessibility, web experience management, content strategy, software as a service, hosting service, and maintenance

Microassist

Microassist

Microassist provides governments, universities, and companies with custom training support, managed learning services, and digital accessibility consulting solutions. Their expertise has been leveraged to create, remediate, and maintain some of the largest government sites within the United States operating under Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 requirements. Microassist has a long history of partnering with clients across industries. Whether building learning and training programs to empower workforce teams, or to enable barrier-free citizen and client engagement, the business helps make knowledge accessible for all. A longstanding public-sector partner, they offer government solutions through the Federal GSA contract and state cooperative contract vehicles with the State of Texas Department of Information Resources

Synergis Education

Synergis Education

Synergis Education is a premium, full-service provider of educational services designed for college and university leaders who are not satisfied with the status quo. The organization assists its partner institutions in gaining regional prominence, enrollment growth, and overall sustainability for years to come through continual improvement and paramount practices. Some of the key offerings of Synergis comprise enrollment operations, marketing, student accounting, non-term financial aid compliance, online, on the ground and blended modalities, student information system, learning management system, academic support, student retention, and capital investment