In 2003, BrightArrow developed, for 3Com, a product called Education Module, which used its core technologies to deliver as part of the 3Com IP-PBX the following features: Parent auto-dialing, 911 notifications, malicious call trace, on-demand call recording, homework hotline, intercom, school bells and a speech recognition auto-attendant. This BrightArrow-developed solution was sold to school districts of various sizes as its most utilized feature set.
In 2008, BrightArrow introduced its hosted, web-based mass notification system. The company rapidly expanded its customer base by integrating with the most sought-after Student Information Systems (SIS’s), including Blackbaud, PowerSchool, Infinite Campus and Skyward.
In 2011, BrightArrow introduced its PowerSchool integration at the first annual National PSUG event. The BrightArrow functionality is embedded into PowerSchool’s Admin pages, PowerTeacher/PowerTeacher Pro, and the Parent Portal. BrightArrow also integrated with Blackbaud, providing the only alert system using a direct API real-time connection. BrightArrow now integrates with over 100 data sources, including additional SIS’s, Human Resources, Transportation and Meal Service databases.
BrightArrow integrates with school databases, but also provides integration for any organization that needs fast, easy, reliable mass notification.