Forecast5 and Illinois ASBO Form PartnershipNovember 16, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Eric Smith
The Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) has joined the Forecast5 Analytics Corporate Partner Program, the organizations announced today. The relationship will facilitate the growth and use of financial analytics and business intelligence applications in Illinois schools districts.
Forecast5 Analytics and IASBO Form Partnership
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (November 16, 2012) —The Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) has joined the Forecast5 Analytics Corporate Partner Program, the organizations announced today. The relationship will facilitate the growth and use of financial analytics and business intelligence applications in Illinois schools districts. Forecast5 has developed a unique collaboration platform that embeds sophisticated data tools allowing public school administrators to drive decisions with new insight and efficiency.
“I have been a member of IASBO for more than 20 years and have a true appreciation for the positive impact that the association has on Illinois schools,” said Mike English, Forecast5 President and CEO. “We are excited to be able to work with IASBO and its members, to develop new data tools that increase efficiency and insight. By linking up with some of the best minds in school finance, we are greatly accelerating the benefit and use of this technology.”
Dr. Michael Jacoby, Illinois ASBO Executive Director and former school business official and superintendent, said “Forecast5takes mountains of data already generated by districts and makes it useable, accessible and comparable. With this information in the hands of our members, I am convinced that the landscape of decision making will change rapidly from those based on assumptions to those driven by real data. Illinois ASBO is proud to be a Corporate Partner with Forecast5. This will be a game-changer for education in Illinois and across the nation.”
Forecast5and Illinois ASBO are highlighting 5Sight, a dynamic business intelligence tool which allows schools to drive decisions with competitive and comparative insight. The product will be prominently featured at this week’s 2012 Joint Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Forecast5 Analytics provides powerful analytic tools to help local government leaders drive financial and strategic decisions. The Forecast5 platform includes cloud-based business intelligence software, interactive visuals and a collaborative analytics engine. For more information, visit http://www.forecast5analytics.com.
About Illinois Association of School Business Officials
Founded in 1952, Illinois ASBO is devoted to the school business management profession and strives to promote the standards of school business administration through a multitude of benefits for every member. For more information, visit http://www.iasbo.org.