In 1998, Michael Bush was a young and eager teacher in a Montreal high school. During the ice storm, his school was converted to a shelter leaving him with a lot of time to reflect on his work environment. Was there a more efficient way to accomplish the daily tasks all educators must perform? Could various redundancies be reduced or eliminated? Could software help with this?
After much discussion, he and some colleagues presented a list of helpful changes to their software provider. Surprisingly, the developers there were completely closed to the ideas presented to them. They made no effort to extract anything from the feedback being provided to them by their users, the educators actually using the software on a daily basis.
After serious consideration, the teachers reached an important decision. They themselves would develop the software that could implement their desired changes. From that decision, Edvance Software would be born.
In 2001 Edvance Software incorporated. From the beginning, we were determined to be a company that would always listen to what educators wanted and needed. At first, we created educational software from a development office purposely located within a school making it easy for teachers and administrators to share their software ideas with us. Now we continue to build & redesign our software using feedback from the Edvance community.
Client participation in the development process continues today. Through our unique Developer License, clients can not only request the development of custom features, but they can actually participate in the development process itself.
Edvance Software continues to grow. Our 2.0 online version provided to all our users anytime, anywhere access to all our modules. More recently with version 3.0 we delivered a robust, relevant and easy to use software that allows teachers to focus primarily on their roles as mentors. We believe the education sector can benefit immensely from advances in technology. Every change we incorporate is inspired by what educators want and need and we design our software with one goal in mind - to advance the art of education.