UniLink Data Systems Acquires PCSchoolJune 21, 2018
We are pleased to announce the acquisition of PCSchool by UniLink Data Systems (UniLink). PCSchool is a Student Information System serving over 140 schools in Australia, New Zealand, Abu Dhabi, and Thailand. PCSchool will continue to be offered in the Australian and New Zealand markets, with potential future growth in Asia Pacific. The company’s founder, Brendan Croese, will remain in his leadership role and has committed to a five-year contract with UniLink. Together, we are committed to providing a best-in-class, web-based Student Information System.
UniLink is a leading provider of end-to-end e-commerce solutions for education. This focus includes OneStopSecure, the premier payments and reconciliation solution for the Higher Education sector and FACTS, a tuition management and payment processing solution for the K-12 schools market. UniLink is an Australian company located in Melbourne, with a presence in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Launceston. UniLink’s parent company Nelnet Inc, is a leading US education services company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
PCSchool is a fully integrated Student Management software suite that has served the Australian and New Zealand marketplace successfully for over 30 years. The PCSchool solution is recognised as having a broad scope, a responsive and collaborative approach, and a very high level of support. The acquisition by UniLink will ensure the product continues to serve its current customers and enable it to achieve its immediate aspiration of strong growth as a vibrant web-based solution for K–12 schools.
“We are very pleased to add PCSchool to our education business. The PCSchool solution is complementary to our current FACTS offering in schools and our companies share similar values. We are looking forward to working with Brendan and his team to achieve their objective of being the premier web-based Student Information System in the Australian and New Zealand markets. This is a very exciting time for both our companies.” David Heffernan, Managing Director, UniLink Data Systems
“PCSchool is very excited with the potential benefits resulting from the acquisition by UniLink. Our ongoing goals to maintain a strong development focus and bring our web offerings more strongly to market are now more achievable than ever before. In any acquisition we were focused on continuity for our customers, security for our staff and partnering with a like-minded company. I am very pleased that all these expectations are realised through UniLink and I look forward to PCSchool raising the bar even further as the new association matures.” Brendan Croese, Director, PCSchool