Skyward Bid Management

Bid Management is a great tool for making sure your expenses stay within your school’s budget and to simplify your district’s entire bidding process.

  • Track all bids and store estimated needs, vendor responses and estimates in one central location.

  • Create estimates for your product needs.

  • Use estimates for reports and budget proposals to compare vendors.


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  • Skyward Bid Management


    Feature  Benefits
    Integrates with Skyward's School Business Suite
    • Generate one purchase order from multiple bids
    • Track items ordered and received through original bid
    Vendor access
    • Use vendor data to generate reports to compare bids from multiple vendors
    Built-in reports
    • Simplifies the bidding process
    • Automatically generates detailed data reports based upon specific selected criteria
    • Produce reports that list vendor bid, comparison of bids received, and detailed data reports from specific criteria
    Tracking options
    • As items are ordered and recorded within Bid Management, track which requisitions are ordered and which remain open
    Product need estimates
    • Use estimates to create reports for budget proposals and a form for bid requests
    Item master
    • Information regarding each item available for the bid process is kept in one central location
    • View all estimated needs, bid requisitions, and vendor bids for an item in one location
    • Track historical information related to an item in a single location
    • Access information pertaining to an item's use in Inventory, Accounts Receivable, and/or Fixed Assets



    Setting up category codes in Skyward for all my accounts and running a report by category code for the code 07 state budget report has saved me so much time! I really like all the features of Skyward that make my job easier and help me be more efficient.

    Marie Hazlett (SECRETARY, EMPORIA USD 253, KS - Enrollment 4,780)


    The previous person in my position kept to the basics with bookkeeping. With Skyward, I am able to do two sided journal entries, more detailed reporting, merge vendors and eliminate a ton of paper reports. I am continuously learning and I enjoy all the benefits that Skyward has to offer. I am looking forward to learning the web-based system of the Student Management Suite so I can work more from home.

    Lisa Skoyen (Financial Manager, OSSEO-FAIRCHILD SCH DISTRICT, WI - Enrollment 1,050)


    Skyward has made accounts payable invoice entry much faster. With entering the purchase orders online the accounting information is entered as part of the process. When I get an invoice all I have to do is enter in the purchase order number and all of the information that was included automatically imports into the invoice so all of the hand entering can be done much faster.


    We have been using Fee Management for tracking charges and payments in our Community Education Childcare Centers for several years now. The program works very well, is easy to use after some basic training and provides our department with a valuable tool. We use Crystal Reports to generate weekly reports for payments, weekly attendance and sign-in/sign-out sheets. At the end of the calendar year, we are able to generate tax statements for parents in minutes.

    Steve Elliott (Community Education Director, SAGINAW TWP CMTY SCH DIST, MI - Enrollment 5,066)

    When going through the selection process we continually heard about the great support Skyward provides, and they were right. The Skyward team has been great to work with as we continue to streamline our processes and better utilize the features of their student information system. Skyward is a good product that continues to get better.

    Mark Maxwell (Director of Technology, SPRING BRANCH ISD, TX - Enrollment 32,200)



    I love my Skyward! We changed from CIMS three years ago and what a difference! The possibilities are endless when it comes to pulling student data. Keep the updates coming!

    Ann Gallaher (Tech Support Specialist, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN SCHOOLS, IN - Enrollment 17,100)



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    "Our district has been very happy with Skyward's finance software and the new advances and updates they have. Skyward is continually working to help make our jobs easier."


    Cathy Kirby
    Accounts Payable
    McFarland Com. Schools, WI



    "I find the finance aspect of Skyward convenient to use...the flow of tasks are easy to follow."


    Becky Pint
    Accounting Specialist
    Prior Lake SD, MN



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