“When the Arkansas Department of Education, ADE, selected Mainstream Technologies to provide software programming services, their ability to rapidly grasp both the needs of the business and the legacy technology was impressive.
The ADE collects data from our school districts nine times a year. This information is used for any number of federal and state reporting requirements. Our business goals and needs at the time were to upgrade our legacy technology; improve the collection methods; improve the quality of the data; and then expand the availability of this data back to our school districts. This data would give our educators the ability to make data-driven decisions in the field which would directly impact the educational experience of our children.
After the ADE selected Mainstream Technologies, we identified a pilot project which took three months to complete. It was on time, on budget with the quality we expected. Now, Arkansas is ranked first among states for the quality of our student data.
Our new system runs much faster and more efficiently due in large part to the additional efficiencies Mainstream Technologies built into our new system.”