Volaris Group Welcomes Furlong Business Solutions to Education Vertical
September 05, 2017 - TORONTO, ON
Volaris Group today announced that it has acquired Furlong Business Solutions Ltd. (“Furlong”), a provider of School Management Information Systems (MIS), based in Andover, UK.
More than 280 schools, academies, UTC’s and international schools use Furlong solutions in their operations. The company’s core solution, SchoolBase, is a comprehensive MIS designed to provide schools, students and parents with better access to information for more efficient school administration, pupil management and better utilization of school resources. In addition, Furlong provides complementary financial management, library management and music and performing arts systems.
The company has grown steadily since it was founded in 2003 and recently was recognized with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
“Becoming part of Volaris means we can continue growing our business and innovating our products, helping our customers continue to provide the very best education to their students,” said Howard Langley, Furlong’s Managing Director. “This is an exciting opportunity to leverage Volaris’ resources and capabilities particularly in regards to best practice sharing, mentoring and coaching for better business performance focused on customer needs.”
In keeping with Volaris’ philosophy of acquire, strengthen and grow, Furlong maintains its brand and independence. Howard Langley continues to lead the business. Furlong joins Softlink and TASS Software in Volaris’ Education vertical.
About Volaris Group
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow – whether that growth comes through organic measures such as new initiatives and product development, day-to-day business, or through complementary acquisitions. Learn more at www.volarisgroup.com.
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