LINQ Announces Strategic Acquisitions to Accelerate Growth of its Student-to-State Vision

Wilmington, North Carolina, UNITED STATES


Wilmington, NC, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMS LINQ INC (LINQ), the premier K-12 technology company in the U.S., announced the acquisition of two organizations that strengthen the company’s rapidly expanding product portfolio. This further accelerates LINQ’s vision of providing purpose-built solutions to ease the operational burden states and school administrators face. From streamlining enrollment processes to gaining greater financial clarity across an entire district, LINQ is Making Schools StrongerTM by starting with the back-office.  

Script, a Digital Administration Platform  

Script delivers on the industry’s most innovative approach to school workflow automation and digital forms. Script enables administrators and technology directors with solutions to effectively register students, build configurable workflows that drive efficiency, and easily collect parent signatures to standardize processes that save districts time and money.   

Daniel D. Grecco II, CEO & Managing Partner for Ark Applications, LLC, explained why the acquisition of Script by LINQ helps create greater innovation in the K-12 industry tech space. 

“Script’s mission has always been to continually improve K-12 education through technology by automating processes to empower educators to continue delivering high quality educational services to students,” Grecco said. “The overall future success of the educational technology industry is going to continue to rely on competitiveness, innovation, skills and productivity and truly excited for the next step in Script’s evolution as part of LINQ.” 

Specialized Data Systems (SDS), business office solutions 

SDS brings over 45 years of experience in providing effective, cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators. From accounts payable and bookkeeping to managing school employees, SDS adds valuable solutions that empower administrators to easily forecast and plan, while meeting state and federal guidelines. 

Adam Hooks, President of LINQ, anticipates this acquisition will deliver further innovation that K-12 schools districts need to drive efficiency and productivity, from students to states. 

“In today's rapidly changing K-12 market, districts are using cloud-based ERP solutions for planning, controlling, and delivering data effectively, and the future success of districts relies on innovative technologies that drive greater efficiency,” Hooks said.  

The partnerships with Script and SDS give LINQ the invaluable opportunity to offer districts more time to focus on what matters most: ensuring students are nourished, safe, and getting the quality education they deserve.  

Harjot Sachdeva, Operating Partner at Banneker Partners, said the recent acquisitions create a unique opportunity for LINQ in the K-12 industry. 

“With these acquisitions, LINQ is poised to become the only company with a comprehensive platform for states, districts and families,” Sachdeva said. “Each of these partnerships gives LINQ an opportunity to offer greater efficiencies while furthering its core mission of enabling administrators with innovative solutions across state reporting, financial, nutrition, registration and human capital management.” 

About LINQ   

LINQ is the only company to deliver a full suite of integrated solutions to help the K-12 community improve operational efficiency, optimize financial performance, maintain state regulations, and increase participation in nutritional programs. LINQ offers solutions for finance, human resources, nutrition management, digital payments, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and document management. LINQ has been serving the K-12 community for over 30 years. To find out more about LINQ’s integrated suite, visit LINQ.com or follow us on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter

About Script  

Script is an education technology company that believes in providing the best value for school administrators, teachers, and parents. We love to help our schools in streamlining their field trips, parent purchases and more! We believe in empowering schools with the latest technology to help teachers teach more and manage less. To learn more about Script, visit www.scriptapp.com. 

About SDS  

SDS has been developing administrative software since 1976, that provides school districts throughout the United States with flexible and comprehensive systems. At SDS, we are continuously moving forward with new technologies and programs that enhance a school’s ability to operate more effectively and to meet their State and Federal requirements. For more information, visit www.schooloffice.com. 

About Ark Applications, LLC 

Founded in Tampa in 2015, Ark Applications focuses on helping companies realize their full potential through creating lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships. Whether through consulting or investment, they believe that every engagement must reflect the core values of their business. Ark Applications not only want to provide value for the businesses with which they consult, but also be the helping hand that enables them to be more successful. For more information, please visit www.arkapps.com

About Banneker Partners  

Banneker Partners invests in enterprise software companies that can reach greater heights and focuses on driving long-term sustainable value. The four partners at Banneker have over 90 years of software investing and operating experience among them and have worked with companies ranging from $1 million to over $1 billion in revenue. For more information, please visit www.bannekerpartners.com

 

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