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
The Defense Acquisition University
is the education branch
of the Department of Defense charged with
providing continuing education for all branches of the US military.
FMS has created a
course competency requirements management
their instructors, students, and managers. The system ensures
the training courses continue to cover the topics necessary for
developing the careers of the students.
Study Competition for Female Entrepreneurs
The 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
Harvard 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
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
FMS 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.
He also serves on the
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:
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.
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