The School Business Management package, SmartFusion, now comes standard with complete PA-reporting built in, out of the box.
Harris School Solutions (HSS), the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and continuing education programs across North America, has launched a new PA-optimized version of its SmartFusion software for comprehensive School Financial Management.
The Pennsylvania version of SmartFusion features all of the state’s required reports built into the system upon purchase, so no additional updates are required for users to maintain compliance with Pennsylvania School Financial accounting and state reporting. Furthering the convenience for Pennsylvania users, SmartFusion also features a consolidated reporting process that requires fewer clicks and steps.
Included among those reports are NPAS, PIMS (including Safe School and SupPer), EIT (Act 32), LST / Occupation Tax, PDE-2028 Annual Budget Report, and PDE-2057 Annual Financial Report.
In addition to the new PA version of SmartFusion, Harris School Solutions also has brought on industry expert Kristin Eckels to work directly with schools across the state in assessing their financial software needs and discerning whether SmartFusion is a fit for each individual Pennsylvania school or district.
Eckels, who herself earned several Business degrees at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, has taught a range of subjects at a number of Pennsylvania high schools, including Business Education at Mt. Lebanon School District and, most recently, Computer and Information Technology at Elizabeth Forward.
On the business side, Eckels has conducted sales for international brands such as Rodan & Fields and has run her own independent business.
Now, Eckels plans to use her unique blend of experiences across Sales, entrepreneurship, and teaching/Education to help equip the schools in her home state with the tools they need.
“This role is an incredible opportunity at the perfect company for me. I’ve always had a passion for both Education and Business, and this position bridges the two. Plus, everyone at Harris School Solutions has that same drive, that same respect for Education that underlies everything they do. It’s what has fueled their success to this point, and it’s palpable. To join this team and become a part of that is truly special for me.”
Scott Schollenberger, EVP of the company’s School Financial Solutions business unit, shares Eckels’ sentiment, saying:
“Kristin has the Sales experience to do well anywhere, but her passion for Education is what’s going to make her incredibly successful here, in this company, in this role. She’s been in these classrooms, teaching every day, so she has the firsthand knowledge of what the schools need, particularly here in Pennsylvania. It’s obvious within a few minutes of speaking to her just how much she cares about these schools, and that’s something you can’t train. We’re very fortunate to have her on our team.”
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Founded in 1976, Harris School Solutions is a leading provider of diverse and pioneering software solutions for the K-12, Charter School, and Continuing Education markets, offering sophisticated technology, outstanding client care, and market-driven products. Visit www.HarrisSchoolSolutions.com to find out more.
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