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Frontline Education Partners With Vanco for Payment Processing

Frontline Education, which makes tools for K-12 personnel, business operations and student information functions, has integrated with a payment-processing company's event ticketing and management capabilities.

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K-12 administration software company Frontline Education has added secure ticketing, fundraising and event planning functions to its catalog under a new partnership with fintech company Vanco.

According to a news release last week, Frontline customers now have access to Vanco’s planning, registration and payment platform at no extra cost to their school districts. Vanco’s website notes that its solutions also include cashless campuses, student cafeteria accounts and web stores for selling school apparel.

The Pennsylvania-based Frontline Education, according to its website, sells software to assist with human resources, business operations, curriculum, special education, student information and academic analytics. The company counts more than 10,00 clients representing millions of school employees (administrators, educators and staff support).

“Our Vanco partnership brings K-12 school districts a secure payments solution for effortlessly administering events and transactions,” Mark Friedman, chief marketing officer at Frontline Education, said in a public statement.

This partnership was announced about a year after Frontline launched its Human Capital Analytics tools, which allow school districts to identify staffing needs, analyze employee absence trends, fill substitution vacancies quickly, and share professional development opportunities. In 2021, Frontline bolstered its software and data analytics capabilities by acquiring Forecast5 Analytics and Hayes Software Systems.

Vanco, based in Atlanta and Bloomington, Minn., has more than 45,000 clients to include schools, churches and community organizations, according to the news release.

“Our collaboration with Frontline Education will bring our innovative, state-of-the-art event management platform to a broader audience, creating a synergy that will benefit both organizations and, more importantly, our customers — schools, parents and students,” Vanco Chief Revenue Officer Faton Gjuka said in a public statement.

Vanco’s website contains a video illustrating its capabilities for event management. For a high school football game, the user in the video is able to choose their seats from a map of the school athletic venue, make the purchase with a credit card on the secure checkout page and receive tickets with scannable QR codes that prevent tickets from being used more than once at an admission gate. The administrator dashboard, meanwhile, lists the number of tickets sold and still available, as well as the sale revenues. Administrators can also compare those figures to the same event from previous years and customize summary reports.