Administration tools vendors, those that provide school information systems, enterprise resource planning and communication tools, are expected to enjoy a positive year in 2022. Almost all curriculum leads surveyed in this report said that they have purchase plans for student-facing software applications.
School information systems (SIS) tops the list, despite approximately eight in ten respondents stating they are already using such system across their school district. Opportunities exist for all vendors, as a high proportion of districts typically have more than one vendor in place, suggesting that decision-makers are open to alternative solutions.
The study shows that enterprise resource planning (ERP) will be an area of growth, too, with the majority of those not using an ERP solution planning to implement one within the next two years. Futuresource expects there will be opportunities for a wide range of providers, as the market is likely to follow similar patterns to the localized adoption of SIS.
Despite brands such as Oracle and PowerSchool already building a substantial footprint, most vendors are being considered by a reasonable proportion of respondents.
Understanding the current adoption levels of administration tools within education, along with planned investment, is often challenging. This is due to the large number of vendors and the different solutions offered to schools. In addition, the decision-makers and influencers often operate at district level, so CTOs and CIOs do not have the same level of influence typical of other industries.
The pandemic highlighted not just the need for technology for students and teachers to interact, but the role EdTech can play in collaborative learning and connectivity. Even with the pandemic behind us, those changes still remain.
This report explores the position of education administration tools within the K-12 universe, and is based on interviews with school IT decision makers in the USA. Respondents represent all 50 states, grouped by East Coast, West Coast and Central states.
This report focuses on the current and projected ownership of administration tools, including school information systems (SIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and communication tools, as well as the key priorities and obstacles faced.
This education technology report is one in a series of four from Futuresource, with the other three covering:
| Client Device Computing
| Classroom Tools
| AV Devices
| Comprehensive PDF report
| Student information systems software
| Enterprise resource planning
| Analytic software
| Budget allocation
| Administration software – future purchases
| Administration software – procurement
| Administration software – hosting
| Feedback on the current usage of EdTech in schools and planned investment in administration tools
| Insights into which factors are most important to schools when investing in administration tools and their planned future purchases
| Barriers to investment are also explored, as well as key methods of procurement
| EdTech market analysis
| EdTech market size
Futuresource has been tracking, researching and consulting on the global education technology market for more than 20 years. However, since 2020, the pandemic has placed a spotlight on EdTech and the role it has played in keeping children educated, and Futuresource’s reporting has been ramped up accordingly. This publication is one in a series of highly granular research reports, produced to provide businesses with an holistic view of the market.
Any enterprise operating within the EdTech sector will benefit from this report, particularly:
| Manufacturers and their suppliers
| Resellers and VARs
| Intermediaries and supply chain
| EdTech market strategists, marketing and sales professionals