Sofbang: Providing Technology Solutions to Streamline the Education System

CIO VendorDanny Asnani, Principal, Sofbang & Al Pomerantz, Principal, Sofbang
In order to meet the demands of the education ecosystem for improved performance, it has become vital to blend the array of latest technologies in with the conventional systems of the institutions. Students are often exposed to different types of online and paper-based forms, systems and applications when enrolled in K-12 schools, universities or other academic institutions, which result in unnecessary redundancies for students, faculty and administration. In addition, the lack of alignment with the back office ERP and front office Student Information Systems (SIS) or CRMs, make the user experience defragmented, brittle and complex. K-12 and universities require a unified digital solution that can fulfill the needs of students, teachers, faculty, and administration. Providing adaptable solutions to overcome this shortfall and other challenges to make the education system more streamlined is Chicago-based firm, Sofbang, an award-winning leader in delivering business driven technology solutions.

As an Oracle Platinum Partner, Sofbang provides unified digital, mobile and cloud-based solutions for the education industry. “Through our solutions, we have addressed the need of a platform that can facilitate the seamless exchange of information across different departments and users,” says Danny Asnani, Principal at Sofbang. The company has a demonstrated approach and sublime experience of over 10 years with several Oracle Fusion Middleware, Mobile and Cloud implementations making them the preferred partner of choice for bringing the unified digital experience in educational institutions.

Sofbang builds its solutions around a unified digital experience, providing secure portals, integrated mobility and on-premise with cloud integrations that enable staff, users, partners, and suppliers to stay connected throughout an organization’s network.
The valuable experience that Sofbang has garnered separates them from their competitors, but what makes them truly unique is their demonstrated support for clients. “We understand the business and then leverage our knowledge in executing processes effectively”, explains Al Pomerantz, Principal at Sofbang. “Processes include understanding the everyday challenges of educational organizations, simplifying and breaking down the large complex ERPs into simplified solutions”. The company follows a ‘designed for change’ methodology to help clients gain a competitive advantage. “Our solutions adjust and grow as our clients' needs grow,” states Pomerantz. With this approach Sofbang has successfully empowered various K-12, public universities, private institutions, and R&D institutions in the education space. Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of Chicago, and the Illinois State Board of Education are among the many clientele of Sofbang.

Since educational institutions also have to deal with the same standard business operations as other public and private sector entities such as HR, procurement, maintenance, capital projects and additional operating activities, the application integration associated with these areas are applied to help improve all operational activities of the academic institutions. Breaking down communication silos is an expertise that Sofbang brings to the table with cost savings by reducing reconciliation time, data entry errors and time consuming paper shuffling processes. Streamlining paper based intake processes, automating procurement to pay processing, consolidated and intelligent billing systems are a few of the enhanced capabilities that help academic institutions save money and improve efficiencies of their day-to-day operations


Chicago, IL

Danny Asnani, Principal, Sofbang & Al Pomerantz, Principal, Sofbang

Sofbang specializes in delivering business driven technology solutions that help clients achieve strategic business objectives.