Forecast5 Analytics Receives Recognition from EdTech Digest and Chicago Tribune

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Cool Tool and “Top Workplaces” for 2021 awards amplify company’s importance on technology and culture

Naperville, IL and Malvern, PA –September 27, 2021– Forecast5 Analytics, a recent addition to Frontline Education, a leading provider of school administration software purpose-built for K-12, received multiple honors for its technology and workplace culture. Forecast5 product, 5Lab, was named a finalist for the Cool Tool Awards by EdTech Digest and the company was named one of the “Top Workplaces” for 2021 by the Chicago Tribune.

“At Forecast5, and now at Frontline, our team members have always been the lifeblood of the organization,” said Scott Smith, CEO of Forecast5 Analytics and now General Manager, Analytics of Frontline. “We place great emphasis on cultivating an environment where employees enjoy their work and advance professionally, while delivering top-notch products that support the K-12 community. These awards are a strong reinforcement that great people are always behind great tools.”

The largest recognition program in all of education technology, The EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of administrators, educators and learners everywhere. Client-nominated under the District Data Solution category and a Cool Tool finalist, Forecast5 product, 5Lab, consolidates disparate data sources into a single analytics environment helping administrators do the important work of identifying learning gaps and determining intervention methods to improve student achievement outcomes.

The Chicago-area companies selected for recognition as one of the Chicago Tribune’s “Top Workplaces” for 2021 were determined through employee surveys that measured qualities such as company leadership, communications, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits. Conducted by Energage, results from the same survey earned Forecast5 recognition in the Top Workplaces USA awards annouced in March 2021.

Frontline’s 2020 acquisition of Forecast5 expanded the reach and impact of Frontline’s broad portfolio of school administration software, which is purpose-built for K-12 human capital management, business operations and student management.

“As a company committed to delivering innovative tools that empower success for K-12 administrators, it is great to see Forecast5 recognized for both its people culture and problem-solving technology,” said Mark Gruzin, CEO of Frontline Education. “Our collective commitment to culture and best-in-class software helps us to better serve our clients and to ensure their success. Congratulations to our Forecast5 team.”

About Forecast5 Analytics
Forecast5 Analytics is a leading provider of financial forecasting, benchmarking, student performance and geovisual analytics software to the K-12 education sector. With Forecast5 tools, K-12 financial leaders can track current financial performance, benchmark historical performance and develop scenario-based forecasts to predict financial needs. The company’s tools also enable district administrators to assess student performance, assess readiness and improve student outcomes. Forecast5’s geovisual analytics provide a location-based perspective to help districts address complex challenges. More than 2,000 clients across the country use Forecast5 tools to make more informed decisions and improve student success.

About Frontline

Frontline Education is a leading provider of school administration software, connecting solutions for student and special programs, business operations and human capital management with powerful data and analytics to empower educators. Frontline partners with school systems to deliver tools, data and insights that support greater efficiency and productivity, enabling school leaders to spend more time and resources executing strategies that drive educator effectiveness, student success and district excellence.

Frontline’s broad portfolio includes solutions for proactive recruiting and hiring, absence and time management, professional growth, student information systems, special education, special programs, Medicaid reimbursement, school health management, payroll, benefits and financial management. Over 9,500 school districts representing millions of educators, administrators and support personnel have partnered with Frontline Education in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners.

Frontline Education’s corporate headquarters is located in Malvern, PA, with Location Hubs (physical offices) in Roseville, CA, Naperville, IL and Austin, TX. In addition to Frontline’s Location Hubs, Collaboration Hubs – flexible locations in areas where Frontline has a concentration of team members, have been established across the country and Remote Location Hubs – designed to drive remote employee engagement through intentional and common use of tools and processes, have been established as part of a company-wide effort to reimagine the work environment.

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