PowerSchool partners with BME to expand into Middle East

Robert Speed, Vice President International Sales at PowerSchool
The partnership aims to support educators across Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait with access to tools that are part of PowerSchool’s international localisation framework 

Dubai, May 04, 2023: PowerSchool, the provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America, has announced a partnership with Board Middle East (BME) as part of the continued expansion of its PowerPartner Programme. This partnership with BME will expand access to PowerSchool’s solutions in the Middle East. 

The BME partnership will focus on supporting educators and the nearly 8 million students enrolled across the Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, with plans to serve more than 750,000 students across these countries in the next year. Through the partnership, educators across these countries can access tools that are part of PowerSchool’s international localisation framework including its learning management system (LMS), Unified Classroom® Schoology Learning and Unified Operations™ PowerSchool SIS. 

“At BME, we work to build brighter futures for students by providing integrated services and solutions to impact the whole education experience and challenge the current model of education; we strive to bring the best education technology to our region,” says Abdulaziz Alsania, Chairman and owner of BME.  

The PowerPartner Programme, a global channel partner initiative, leverages PowerSchool’s regional channel partners to support localised marketing, sales and customer deployment efforts. Currently, PowerSchool channel partners serve customers in Sub-Saharan Africa, Thailand, India, the Philippines and Uruguay, with plans to rapidly expand the programme this year to other regions. 

“We’re thrilled to partner with BME to support PowerSchool’s extensive and growing customer base in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region,” says Robert Speed, Vice President International Sales at PowerSchool.  

In addition to the partnership with BME, PowerSchool is strengthening its customer support in the region with the opening of the company’s previously announced MEA Office in Dubai, in Q2 2023. Additionally, the company recently announced plans to expand its international localisation framework, including an upcoming release that will enable out-of-box support for right-to-left language support and Arabic translation capabilities in three of its Unified Operations™ solutions as well as its learning management system (LMS), PowerSchool Unified Classroom® Schoology Learning. 

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