Built Not Bought: The Skyward Difference Built Not Bought: The Skyward Difference

Built Not Bought: The Skyward Difference

by Casey Thompson
Casey Thompson Casey Thompson Digital Media Manager
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At Skyward, we are proud to say we build 100 percent of our school administration software solutions. While it would be easier for us to purchase and piece together existing software, that’s simply not the Skyward way. Since 1980, we’ve grown our software not by acquisition, but by building it from scratch. Learn more in this video!

 


As you can see, from brainstorming to implementation, every button and screen you use was developed by Skyward employees for Skyward districts.

But it doesn’t stop there.

Our user experience (UX) designers work with district users like you to identify needs, gather feedback, and build a better product. We value your opinion because no one knows the software like you do.

So how can you get involved in shaping the next generation of Skyward? We’re so glad you asked! Here are two simple steps you can take:

1. Share ideas via our Product Ideas Portal

What would you change about Skyward if you could? The Product Ideas Portal is the place to share your visions, vote on others’ ideas, and make your voice heard. Check out one Skyward user's experience this video!

Here’s how you can contribute ideas to the Portal:

If you use SMS 2.0: Designated Skyward contacts can access the Portal by clicking on the question mark in the upper right corner of Skyward, then selecting Submit Idea.

If you use Qmlativ: Skyward users who can access the Knowledge Hub can submit ideas. From the Knowledge Hub dropdown menu in Qmlativ, select Product Ideas.

2. Join our User Research Panel

Sign up to be added to our library of testers. We will contact you when an opportunity comes up for someone in your role to share feedback.


We cannot create the best Skyward products without your help! We hope you’ll join us and become a part of the process that makes Skyward software unique.
 

Follow-Up Resource: How Your Feedback Helps Develop Skyward

We value your feedback! Find out how we collect your ideas and use them to shape the future of Skyward in this article, written by one of our UX designers.

 


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