Custom software solutions for education

Software Development Services for the Education Community

FMS has delivered a wide variety of systems to the education community. Here are some recent examples that are making an impact on how data is managed, shared, and optimized for decision making:

Managing Course Content

Education Course Management Software for the Defense Acquisition UniversityThe Defense Acquisition University is the education branch of the Department of Defense charged with training and providing continuing education for all branches of the US military.

FMS has created a course competency requirements management web site for their instructors, students, and managers. The system ensures the training courses continue to cover the topics necessary for developing the careers of the students.

Case Study Competition for Female Entrepreneurs

Visual Studio .NET web solution for George Washington UniversityCase Study web site for George Washington Univesrity Business SchoolThe George Washington University School of Business wanted to create a case study competition and research website for female business owners to share their life experiences. Called the Hot Mommas Project, our web site is now the largest such public collection in the world and includes tagging and integration with social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. A dynamic user interface based on AJAX technologies enhances the user experience.

Managing Interviews of College Applicants

Interview management software for college applicantsHarvard College is the oldest and most competitive university in the country. Harvard provides a personal interview to each applicant through its alumni network. FMS created a database solution to manage the complex matching of candidates to interviewers, so each candidate is interviewed in a timely manner. Assignments are emailed, and a web site created to accept assignments and upload interview write-ups, while managers can track the status throughout the admissions interview season.

Helping Public Schools Claim Federal Impact Aid Funding

Washington DC Public Schools System DCPSBecause federal property is not subject to local taxes, the federal government compensates municipalities for federal students and workers through their Impact Aid program. Every year, school systems need to support claims to receive this payment. The Washington DC Public Schools (DCPS) sends surveys to determine students who live or have parents who work on federal property.

Our multiuser Impact Aid Survey Form software transformed a manual process into a more efficient, accurate and timely solution. It led to increased funding well in excess of the cost of our application, and will continue to payoff for years to come.

Understanding Education Issues at the Local Level

Fairfax County Public SchoolsFMS president Luke Chung has served several years on the business and community advisory board to the superintendent of schools for Fairfax County, Virginia, one of the largest and best public school systems in the country. He is currently serving on the Teacher Performance Evaluation Task Force.

Fairfax County Information Technology Policy Advisory CommitteeHe also serves on the Fairfax County Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee (ITPAC) representing the school board. Luke was appointed to this county level group to advise the Board of Supervisors on the county's technology investments and future direction.

Other Education Institutions

FMS has supported and created Microsoft Access, SQL Server and Visual Studio LightSwitch solutions for the desktop and web for many other institutions of higher education:

Microsoft Access for Catholic University Microsoft Access for University of District of Columbia University of Michigan Medical School Drug Treatment Regimen Models Visual Studio LightSwitch for University of New Mexico
University of Pennsylvania Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

Key Features of our Custom Education Solutions

  • Helping organizations make better decisions by improving data collection, storage, reporting, and analysis
  • A high degree of usability and scalability
  • Solutions that can be customized and extended by our clients
  • Web, desktop and hybrid application implementations

Why Choose FMS?

Founded in 1986, FMS is a privately held, small business. Our clients include businesses of all sizes, non-profits, and local and federal government agencies. Our developers serve many local clients in the Mid-Atlantic, Washington DC metropolitan area. We also have clients across the country from New York to California, and Florida to Alaska, in addition to our international clients. Many of our custom solutions are deployed around the world with language localization support.

Risk Free Assessment

With our experience, extensive code library, and tested processes, FMS offers great solutions at very competitive prices. Email or call us at 703-356-4700 to learn more about our consulting services and how our staff of full-time professionals can help you. FMS is located in Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC.