30 January 2017
Australia’s ed-tech landscape has been given a dramatic shake-up with key players Synergetic Management Systems and SEQTA Software uniting to create the country’s largest wholly Australian-owned K-12 school administration, teaching and learning software company.
Under the umbrella of Education Horizons Group (EHG), the company leverages SEQTA’s powerful teaching and learning software with Synergetic’s world-class school management products to offer schools a complete end-to-end solution that will truly empower school administration staff and teachers to complete their work efficiently and effectively.
Synergetic currently delivers academic, administrative, fundraising, finance and student management software to more than 690 contracted schools, servicing over 230,000 students and more than 21,000 school staff across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East.
On the back of its multi-award winning teaching and learning management system, the SEQTA Suite, SEQTA currently provides more than 455 schools, 30,000 teachers and 245,000 students and their parents with instant online access to everything they need to effectively play their role in the school’s learning community.
The synergies between Synergetic and SEQTA are not limited to product and this is evident in the quality of their people. Comprising highly qualified, experienced and long-standing staff, the level of expertise, product knowledge and capacity to deliver first class customer service is abundant. Both companies share a strong and value-based culture, where quality relationships are a key priority and nurtured.
The formation of EHG is expected to increase business growth prospects and grant wider opportunities to acquire further complementary businesses in the future; building on the exceptional capabilities that its subsidiaries individually offer.
Synergetic Managing Director Tim Dawson said that EHG’s formation marks the beginning of a new era for school management solutions in Australia and beyond.
“EHG will improve the standard for what schools should expect from their chosen software solutions. Synergetic and SEQTA share a common goal of empowering education and educators, and EHG symbolises that. These are exciting times for school software.”
SEQTA founder and Chief Executive Officer Grant Grosser said that amid the partnership’s obvious business benefits, schools were the biggest winners.
“EHG gives schools the unique opportunity to benefit from a fully-integrated, end-to-end software solution which is supported by two, long-standing, reputable companies working together to create the best experience for schools.”
Executive Chairman John Vickers said that the transaction brings together two of the leading minds in the K-12 ed-tech sector in Australia in Tim Dawson and Grant Grosser. “I have every confidence that Tim and Grant will take EHG from strength-to-strength into the future.”
Media contacts:• Tim Dawson /
Chief Executive Officer, Educations Horizons Group / Managing Director, Synergetic Management Systems• John Vickers /
Executive Chairman, Education Horizons Group
Synergetic is a leading provider of world-class school management software. Its uniquely integrated community database allows school to access, manage and share information quickly and efficiently. Synergetic offers windows and web solutions, which are scalable, and fully modular allowing choice from over forty modules.
Synergetic delivers academic, administrative, fundraising, finance and student management software to 690 contracted schools; currently servicing over 230,000 students and more than 21,000 school staff across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East.
SEQTA Software (a division of Saron Education Limited, a public unlisted company) is the provider of an award-winning teaching and learning management system – SEQTA Suite. Modelled on teachers’ actual documentation, the SEQTA Suite workflows provide unprecedented efficiency, while engaging parents and students in an interactive supportive community. By bringing together multiple information sources into one easy-to-use LMS, SEQTA liberates teachers from labour-intensive, disparate and fragmented software or paper-based systems.
Today SEQTA provides solutions to over 455 schools, 30,000 teachers and 245,000 students across Australia and internationally.
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Synergetic staff kicked off 2017 with a creative bang with our inaugural Hackathon. Whilst traditionally centred around developers, all staff across all departments were invited to take part in the24 hour event.
We’ve had a great response to next Tuesday’s User Group meeting in Adelaide, and look forward to seeing our SA clients there.
Due to a change of circumstances, we wish to advise that the event will now commence at 1.30pm and finish around 4pm (not 1pm-3.30pm as previously advertised). The date and location remain unchanged, so if you could please arrive at 1pm-1.15pm for a 1.30pm start, that would be great. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but we hope you will still be able to attend!
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As we head towards the annual break with another busy and exciting year behind us, we would like to thank all our clients for making this such a successful and memorable year.
We are sure that you are all looking forward to the end of year break to spend time with family and friends, as are we, and likewise we hope you have an enjoyable festive season with those who are near and dear to you. We look forward to sharing another prosperous year ahead with you.
Please keep a note of the upcoming closure periods below.
Synergetic is pleased to announce there will be a SA User Group Meeting held on Tuesday 13 December to explore the recent Synergetic v67 Gold Release, including the new Online Form Builder and Application Dashboard and other company updates. We would like to thank Concordia College for offering to host this event.
We look forward to seeing you at this important briefing and would welcome the opportunity to extend the invitation to your fellow colleagues. Please head online to www.synergetic.net.au to register your attendance under ‘Lab Courses’ tab in the Training toolbar (once logged in).
Concordia College is located at 24 Winchester St, Highgate with the event being held in the Suaviter (formerly the College Chapel). Please arrive at 12.30-12.45pm for a 1pm start, with the plan to wind up around 3.30pm.
We look forward to seeing many of you there!
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