Skyward - EdTech's Company of the Year!

Nov 20, 19

Scott Glinski with Skyward employees

Scott Glinski with Skyward employees

WSIPC is thrilled to congratulate our partner Skyward on being selected as EdTech Digest’s Company of the Year for 2019, for going above and beyond in serving the education sector.

“[Skyward] is a technology company that has been there for education since back in the early days,” says Victor Rivero, Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest.

“They have made serving people a priority, and have done so through sticking to their values of hard work and positive productivity. They have steadfastly listened to their customers and wisely iterated to better serve them. In an age of rapid change, they have made quality of service a constant, and for that we are proud to recognize Skyward in bringing solutions to school districts across the country and around the world.”

From their first product back in 1981, Skyward has remained committed to “a better experience” for every user; today the company serves more than 2,000 customers, reaching 7 million students in 21 states with their administrative software for education.

CEO Scott Glinski, who has been with the company for 32 years, said in an interview upon becoming CEO in January 2019, “I have seen firsthand how the work we do contributes to education and I look forward to finding new ways to bring a better experience to our customers. I am ready to set our sights on the future. This is an exciting time, and the best is yet to come for our Skyward family.”

Over the years, Skyward has been recipient of EdTech Digest’s Cool Tool Award as part of The EdTech Awards, and as they move into their 40-year anniversary as a company, they are now honored with the title of EdTech Digest Company of the Year.

With the growth of an empowered workplace culture, Skyward has achieved several company milestones, including securing a contract with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), making Skyward the preferred student information system (SIS) provider in the state of Texas.

“I think another key to success has been our executive team’s willingness to meet face-to-face with as many of our customers as possible and simply listen,” said Skyward CEO Scott Glinski. “We wouldn’t be where we are without putting our customers first and understanding their needs. Great software is one thing, but outstanding support is every bit as important—maybe even more.”

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Skyward’s Qmlativ Education Management System is a comprehensive, web-based system, encompassing two product suites (Student and Business). Qmlativ offers a wide variety of applications, and holistically manages the daily operations of your district or school.

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