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ScholarChip Acquires ABE Systems, Keeps Staff, Plans Major Expansion of Platform

Company Will Integrate Functional Behavioral Assessment into its Smart Card ID and Automated Attendance Solutions

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New York, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ScholarChip, the creator of the One Card ID System for K-12 schools providing centralized attendance, safety and operations, has acquired ABE Systems from McKenzie Taylor Company, a leading provider of web-based student intervention software.

All ABE System features will be maintained, enhanced, and integrated with ScholarChip's system; assessment data will be ported to ScholarChip's highly secure data centers to further protect student privacy. ABE's software development, which had been located offshore, will now be enhanced by US-based development. ScholarChip will maintain ABE Systems' headquarters office in Georgia as a satellite location; Mike Conder, ABE founder, and all ABE employees will be retained by ScholarChip.

"This acquisition is an important step in our history," said Maged Atiya, Ph.D., ScholarChip CTO. "It expands our ID-card attendance products into behavioral management and incorporates the two in an easy-to-use system."

The range of ABE's software will widen significantly by integrating into ScholarChip's comprehensive card-based attendance services and adding real time truancy, tardy, and class cut data to its discipline and behavioral management products. Intervention processes and documentation will be richer and less time consuming. In addition, ScholarChip's Smart Form service, an application that automatically populates web forms with the tap of a smart ID-card, reduces data entry tasks. This new tool for systematic behavioral management will result in fewer suspensions and discipline events.  

Products and services are currently available through both companies; ScholarChip and ABE Systems will streamline its sales, marketing, and administrative processes during the next quarter.

About ScholarChip

ScholarChip has pioneered the concept of a centralized and integrated School Safety and Operations System--a true academic one-card solution. To meet the growing need for mobile technology in schools, ScholarChip has developed Apps and smart ID cards that operate seamlessly with NFC mobile devices. In addition, ScholarChip's Higher Education services extend to high performance Tuition Payment Plans, Loan Servicing and Payment Gateway. For more information visit http://www.scholarchip.com. For more information on ABE Systems, visit http://www.abesystems.com/index.php.

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Terrence McGivney
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