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Press release

Skyward business partner

Tools4ever becomes Skyward business partner

Partnership will help schools streamline their Identity Management

Tools4ever, the market leader in Identity and Access Management solutions, is pleased to announce that they are now a formal business partner of Skyward, Inc, vendor of School Administration Software. Tools4ever is eligible for this partnership because they have the ability to connect Skyward with its User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA). Skyward is a platform used by many school districts as a student information system and other school business software needs. This connection will allow school districts to automate and streamline their identity management, which will reduce the time and resources the IT department uses dealing with account management issues.

The UMRA Skyward connector will allow school districts to eliminate manual inputs of data into their Active Directory and will instead automatically manage the lifecycle of the user accounts across the enterprise within AD and even in different platforms. The connection is also being utilized to synchronize student and staff data with cloud based systems such as Google Apps and Office 365.

The Skyward connection has currently been implemented by over 35 school districts including Lewisville Independent School District. With the UMRA Skyward connection Lewisville no longer has to manually make changes to student accounts. UMRA automatically looks into the student information system to determine where in the Active Directory accounts need to be created, modified or deleted.

In reference to the new connector, James Byerly, Enterprise Account Executive for Education stated, "Our partnership with Skyward will allow us to provide cost effective and quick-to-implement solutions for their customers. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership for many years to come."

Additionally, Tools4ever offers numerous other SIS connectors that work with UMRA. These include: Power School, Jenzabar, Smartschool, Banner, JPAMS and many more.