Ericom – Paradigm Pioneers Uses Ericom to Web-Enable its Hosted SIS
Educational IT solutions company, Paradigm Pioneers, streamlines administration process for thousands of special education teachers and administrators with browser-based solution
Ericom Software, a global leader in secure application access and desktop virtualization solutions, today announced that Paradigm Pioneers, Inc., a New Jersey-based computer consulting company specializing in database and IT solutions for private special education facilities, has deployed Ericom AccessNow to web-enable its proprietary student information system (SIS), the Paradigm Pioneers School System.
Utilizing Ericom AccessNow, Paradigm Pioneers, Inc. provides 3,000 special education administrators and educators across New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Maryland with flexible, secure, browser-based access to the Paradigm Pioneers School System. This solution allows educators and administrators to easily manage functions such as billing, attendance, IEPs, One on One, Related Service Sessions, student health records, and report card distribution.
Prior to discovering Ericom AccessNow, Paradigm Pioneers hosted its Paradigm Pioneers School System using a private cloud. However, the company wanted to give users across over sixty schools the flexibility to access its SIS from a wide range of devices and IT environments, without complex end-user configuration or maintenance. Though Paradigm Pioneers Co-Owner and CIO, Steven Nuesch, looked into Citrix as a remote desktop solution, he found that it was extremely expensive and cumbersome to administer. Nuesch also considered hosting Paradigm Pioneers’ application on a web-enabled database, but this would have required Paradigm Pioneers to re-configure their solution.
“Ericom AccessNow provides a very simple yet effective solution to web-enable our offering, allowing our clients to access the Paradigm Pioneers School System in a browser from anywhere and on any device with no more effort than clicking a link, and most importantly, without us having to make changes to our application,” stated Nuesch. “Ericom AccessNow was easy to integrate with our existing IT infrastructure and, with help from Ericom’s attentive technical team, we were ready to support our users quickly.”
With Ericom AccessNow, Paradigm Pioneers, Inc. is able to provide an extremely user-friendly experience for teachers, therapists and administrators, alleviating pressure on IT support. Accessing their school’s Paradigm Pioneers School System database is as simple as clicking a link on the Paradigm Pioneers homepage: “Just a few seconds, and they’re in,” stated Nuesch.
Additionally, because Ericom AccessNow is compatible with virtually any device, schools can reap the full benefits of the Paradigm Pioneers solution while gaining the ability to phase out expensive devices such as Macbooks in favor of more cost-efficient devices such as Chromebooks, and thus save money on device spending.
“Transforming a Windows-based offering for easy web access on any device is a burdensome, lengthy and very costly endeavor. Ericom AccessNow streamlines this process by eliminating the need to redevelop and port existing software to the web. Using Ericom’s technology software vendors and managed service providers can rapidly webify their offering for easy access from any location or device,” stated Ilan Paretsky, Chief Marketing Officer at Ericom Software. “Ericom AccessNow has helped Paradigm Pioneers to ensure that their users can focus on what matters most – providing a quality education to students.”
For more information about Ericom’s browser-based access solutions, visit: http://www.ericom.com/access-now/html5-rdp-client/
Ericom Software is a leading global provider of application access, virtualization, cloud enablement, and web security solutions. Since 1993, Ericom has been helping users to securely access enterprise mission-critical applications running on a broad range of Microsoft Windows Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops, legacy hosts and other systems. Ericom has offices in the United States, United Kingdom and EMEA. Ericom also has an extensive network of distributors and partners throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Far East, and Africa. Our expanding customer base is more than 30 thousand strong, with over 8 million users.