How it all began

It all began in 1989 when the husband of a Deputy Head designed a DOS based database to solve the problem of data collection at her school.
He didn’t know it at the time but that labour of love would form the basis of the browser-based versatile MIS that so many schools all over the world now trust.

So, how does the story go?

1989

1989

1989

Howard Langley Furlong founder creates a DOS database, the pre-cursor to SchoolBase

2003

2002

2002

After being approached to help with a School’s admissions process Furlong begin work on their first piece of EdTech software

2004

2004

2004

SchoolBase Management Information System, Furlong’s flagship product is launched

2007

2007

2007

SchoolBase presence in the UK Independent school market grows and Furlong acquire their first International School

2008

2008

2008

Furlong acquire Academic Business Solutions and FeeMaster 200 the Fee-billing software joins the Furlong family, seamlessly linking with Sage200.

2013

2013

2013

SchoolBase online is launched marking the move away from our original Access system towards a fully web-based system

2017

2017

2017

Furlong is acquired by Canadian Software group Volaris, connecting them with over 400 software companies globally allowing for best practice sharing and development

2018

2018

2018

After 10 years as Technical Director David Ryan becomes Managing Director

2019

2019

2019

Maestro Music Department Management Software is officially launched – the first fully web-based music management software on the market

2020

2020

2020

Furlong now has over 250 schools using their software across the world and the drive to help schools achieve academic excellence continues…