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?
Howard Langley Furlong founder creates a DOS database, the pre-cursor to SchoolBase
After being approached to help with a School’s admissions process, Furlong begins work on its first piece of EdTech software
SchoolBase Management Information System, Furlong’s flagship product is launched
SchoolBase presence in the UK Independent school market grows and Furlong acquires its first International School
Furlong acquires Academic Business Solutions and FeeMaster 200, the Fee-billing software, joins the Furlong family, seamlessly linking with Sage200.
SchoolBase online is launched marking the move away from our original Access system towards a fully web-based system
Furlong is acquired by Canadian Software group Volaris, connecting the business with over 400 software companies globally allowing for best practice sharing and development
After 10 years as Technical Director David Ryan becomes Managing Director
Maestro Music Department Management Software is officially launched – the first fully web-based music management software on the market
Furlong now has over 250 schools using its software across the world and the drive to help schools achieve academic excellence continues…
Our desire to enable excellence in education continues, our aim is to develop meaningful partnerships with the schools we work with, that starts with understanding their challenges in order to help deliver solutions that make a positive impact.