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For Immediate release

Common Goal Systems standard pricing lower than Missouri statewide SIS contract

Elmhurst, IL (February 24, 2012) – Common Goal Systems is pleased to announce that standard SchoolInsight pricing is lower than the Missouri statewide student information system (SIS) contract for small to medium-sized school districts.

"With all the hype about saving school districts money, we're surprised the contract isn't more financially competitive," says Mike Xakellis, CEO for Common Goal Systems. "We are excited that our list pricing for new districts is more affordable. The contract also neglects the needs of smaller school districts, charging the same fee for all districts under 500 students -- whether the district has 100 or 500 students. This just doesn't seem fair for the smallest districts."

The contract pricing recommends 7-12 days of professional services and also charges for data conversion, project management, eLearning, etc. This overhead is typical of complex, large school district software. SchoolInsight is designed for small to medium-sized districts, requiring only a fraction of the training and implementation services. The chart below summarizes first year new customer costs of Common Goal Systems and Missouri statewide SIS contract.

StudentsCommon Goal CostsStatewide SIS CostsSavings
50$ 1,726$ 11,490$ 9,764
100$ 2,462$ 11,543$ 9,081
200$ 3,880$ 11,648$ 7,768
500$ 7,705$ 11,963$ 4,258
750$ 10,379$ 17,444$ 7,100
1000$ 12,878$ 20,425$ 7,547
1500$ 19,316$ 30,638$ 11,321
2000$ 25,005$ 35,850$ 10,845

For more information about SchoolInsight in Missouri, please contact Marty Bennet at 314-925-0791 or

Common Goal develops SchoolInsight (, a user-friendly, MOSIS-compliant student information system used by about 30 satisfied Missouri school districts. The company also develops TeacherEase (, one of the first web-based gradebooks. Using the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, Common Goal Systems offers its products via the Internet and is responsible for all system operation and maintenance. Founded in 2001, Common Goal Systems has hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.

- Common Goal Systems, Inc Press Release, February 24, 2012