Iowa Association of School Boards Joins Forecast5 Analytics to Bring Business Intelligence to Iowa School DistrictsMay 29, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Eric Smith
The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) recently announced a partnership with Forecast5 to develop analytics and related business applications for Iowa Public Schools.
Iowa Association of School Boards Joins Forecast5 Analytics to Bring Business Intelligence to Iowa School Districts
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (May 29, 2013) —The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) recently announced a partnership with Forecast5 to develop analytics and related business applications for Iowa Public Schools. The company’s flagship product, 5Sight, is a dynamic business intelligence and data visualization platform that helps schools drive decisions with competitive and comparative insight. 5Share is a social collaboration engine that allows school district administrators to share insights based on the data found within the business intelligence environment.
Forecast5 CEO/President Mike English said, “The partnership between the IASB and Forecast5 is a great platform to deliver analytics for the benefit of Iowa public schools. We are excited to be able to access the IASB’s thought leadership and educational resources as we develop new tools to help schools drive decisions with data.”
IASB’s Executive Director, Tom Downs, and Deputy Executive Director/CEO, Galen Howsare, proclaim Forecast5 as “the next generation of financial tools for boards to more effectively allocate limited resources to leverage the greatest student achievement.” Both also state that “IASB is proud to sponsor Forecast5 as a valued endorsed program for Iowa districts.”
Forecast5 National Sales Director Scott Smith spoke about the benefits of 5Sight. “We are excited to provide our unique Business Intelligence platform to Iowa schools. Education leaders will have the opportunity to gain insight from relevant, ‘move the needle’ analytics. Whether utilizing 5Sight to assist in completing a task, for decision support, or as part of a data discovery process, having access to comparative and competitive data will impact schools across the state.”
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.
About Iowa Association of School Boards
IASB is a private, nonprofit organization representing Iowa's 348 school districts, nine area education agencies and 15 community colleges. For more information, visit http://www.ia-sb.org.