It’s no secret that schools and education have changed drastically since Aeries Software began in 1995.
From the dawn of Microsoft Windows 3.1 and Local Area Networks to Web-Based, Centralized Systems, Aeries has seen it all. We’ve embraced the change every step of the way, and have prided ourselves in being an industry leader in adopting new technologies.
For nearly twenty years, we’ve offered cloud-hosted solutions to our customers. Our latest iteration adapts the Aeries Web application to exist in the AWS Cloud.
While this model works, there’s still a lot more that can be gained once Aeries is fully optimized to take advantage of the true power of the Cloud.
Are you ready for the future?
Our Vice President of Product, Camden Iliff, said: “In order for the Aeries SIS to truly excel in the cloud and continue to be a leader in the education industry, Aeries Software is undertaking the largest product redesign in our history. The Aeries SIS is being re-written and re-designed to be the first mainstream SIS in the market to be built from the ground up as Cloud-Native.”
Our President, Brent Lloyd, said it best: “Aeries has led the education industry in technology adoption for the last 25 years. This decision ensures that we will continue to be the benchmark for Student Information Systems for the next 25 years.”
What are the benefits of the Cloud?
- 100% API Coverage for ALL functionality within the system, maximizing Interoperability
- Maximizing customizability & scalability
- Improved performance, security, and flexibility
- Automated Test Coverage
- Longitudinal Database
How long do we expect this transition to take?
We get it: educators are planners. Although this work will take a few years, the promises of a Cloud-Native SIS will ensure that Aeries remains the industry leader in providing the best SIS to the K12 market. Current customers will have access to test the new system in their own sandboxes starting around January 2023. At that time, Early Adopters will begin the implementation process to start using the Next Generation Aeries in the Summer of 2023 to be ready for the 2023-2024 school year.
So, what happens to the current users?
The current version of Aeries will continue to be supported with continued software updates to support state and federal reporting, 3rd party integrations, and key industry changes until all customers can be transitioned to the new system.
Don’t worry: the new product rollout has the professional backing of Microsoft consultants and AWS specialists!
We are so excited to embark on this new journey with our customers. We’ve had some great suggestions for improvements from customers, and this change will free us from old constraints on the system and let us soar!
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