Ottawa, ON, May 7, 2021– Harris, a global vertical
market software provider and acquirer, expands its education portfolio with the
acquisition of eScholar LLC, a US-based data analytics software provider.
Founded by Shawn Bay in 1997, eScholar’s suite of products brings together disparate student data sets to streamline processes, delivering insightful analysis and personalized education planning for local and state education agencies. Shawn comments, “ Harris respected our vision and goals for the company and demonstrated a firm commitment to our customers, our employees, and our products. I’m confident this acquisition will open up new opportunities to advance the company.”
eScholar will become an integral part of Harris School Solutions, which designs, develops, and supports solutions to meet challenges faced by schools, school districts, and education agencies. Gary Evans, Executive Vice President of Harris School Solutions’ financial division said, “We are very happy to have acquired a leader and innovator in the education software industry. We have a shared mission of providing tools, data, and insights to allow school administrators to run more efficient operations and plan for the future, and we will deliver to that objective together.”
Tyton Partners advised eScholar on the transaction.
eScholar is committed to supporting state and local education agencies in providing the highest quality education for all students by implementing solutions that unlock the potential of data. Supporting pre-K through postsecondary student achievement (PK-20), eScholar delivers a suite of data warehouse and unique identification management solutions. Relied on by 13 state education agencies and over 4,800 districts across the country, eScholar solutions transform the way educators use data.
About N. Harris Computer Corporation (Harris)
Harris acquires vertical market software businesses, manages them well, and builds them for the future. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown extensively from its roots in the utilities, local government, education, and healthcare verticals to operate over 150 businesses globally across more than 20 industries. We are a part of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), one of the world’s most active acquirers of VMS businesses.
For further information contact:
Executive Vice President, Harris School Financial Solutions
Phone: +1 610-239-9988 Ext. 61140