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Forecast5 Analytics Named a 2021 Top Workplace USA

March 1, 2021


Contact: Andrea Fitzpatrick, Director of Corporate Communications
Frontline Education

Leader in K-12 education data analytics recognized for its commitment to employee culture.


NAPERVILLE, ILL. (March 1, 2021) — Forecast5 Analytics, Inc. has earned multiple honors in the Energage 2021 Top Workplaces award program. Top Workplaces winners were selected based on the results of feedback gathered at more than 1,100 companies nationwide through an employee engagement survey issued by Energage.

“The Top Workplaces awards are a reflection of our collective focus on the communication, collaboration and engagement that defines the Forecast5 culture, even as the definition of ‘workplace’ evolved dramatically,” said Scott Smith, CEO of Forecast5 Analytics. “Our leadership and HR teams have gone above and beyond to ensure that Forecast5 is an amazing place to work and grow, and I am incredibly proud of what we have all accomplished together over the past year.”

Over the past several years, Forecast5’s HR and leadership teams worked together to implement numerous initiatives focused on employee engagement and satisfaction. The Forecast5 employee experience was enhanced through unique programs and engagement activities including:

  • Corporate investment in tuition reimbursement and paid short-term and long-term disability programs
  • New company-wide policies, including an enhanced PTO and holiday program as well as dedicated space for mothers and employees needing room for quiet reflection
  • A performance management program with corporate, team and individual goal setting
  • New learning and development opportunities, including LinkedIn Learning and an internship program
  • Internal communications enhancements, such as an employee portal for increased collaboration, engagement, and knowledge sharing; launch of the first Forecast5 town halls and employee shout-outs; and launch of first Forecast5 employee engagement survey
  • Formation of the Employee Engagement Committee, which leads monthly engagement events

    More than 1,100 organizations with over 150 employees were evaluated and compared against benchmarks based solely on employee feedback. Results were calculated by comparing the survey’s research-based statements, including 15 Culture Drivers that are proven to predict high performance, against industry benchmarks. Eighty-five percent of Forecast5’s employees completed the survey, and Forecast5 received six top honors across Energage’s general, industry and culture categories:

    Top Workplaces USA Awards
Top Workplaces USA 2021

Industry Awards
Top Workplaces 2021 - Technology Industry

Culture Excellence Awards
Top Workplaces 2021 - Clued-In Leaders
Top Workplaces 2021 - Communication
Top Workplaces 2021 - Innovation
Top Workplaces 2021 - Top Leaders

Forecast5 Analytics was acquired by Frontline Education in December 2020. The acquisition expanded the reach and impact of Frontline’s broad portfolio of school administration software and services, which are purpose-built for K-12 human capital management, business operations and student management.

“This recognition honors the dedication of Forecast5 Analytics’ leadership and HR teams, as well as the positive culture that every Forecast5 employee has contributed to the organization,” said Mark Gruzin, CEO of Frontline Education. “We are excited to have Forecast5 as part of the Frontline family and look forward to sharing best practices in employee engagement as our organizations grow together.”

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 Education
Frontline Education is a leading provider of school administration software and services purpose-built for K-12 to support the growth of people and optimize the management of processes. With solutions for human capital management, student management, and business operations, Frontline partners with school systems to deliver tools, data and insights for greater efficiency, productivity, and performance resulting in more time for initiatives that matter to the education community.

Frontline’s broad portfolio includes solutions for proactive recruiting and hiring, absence and time, professional growth, student information systems, special education, special programs, Medicaid reimbursement, school health management, payroll, benefits and financial management. Educational organizations representing over 80,000 schools, millions of educators, administrators and support personnel have partnered with Frontline Education in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners.

Frontline Education corporate headquarters are in Malvern, PA, with offices in Roseville, CA; Salinas, CA; Naperville, IL; Andover, MA; Walled Lake, MI; New York, NY; Rockville Centre, NY; Brecksville, OH; Austin, TX, and Plano, TX, as well as a growing remote workforce.


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