Apollo’s Intrado Acquires EdTech Platform Permission Click, Integrates With Its Digital Workflow Tools


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Intrado Corporation (“Intrado”), a global leader in technology-enabled services, announced that it has acquired Permission Click, a pioneer in education technology.

With this acquisition, Intrado Life & Safety expands its leadership position in K-12 education technology, adding Permission Click’s digital workflow solutions to its SchoolMessenger communications suite of solutions.

Permission Click, launched in 2013, with an aim to bypass the backpack by creating digital permission slips that parents could easily access. The platform offers innovative digital solutions to administrative problems, for regional managers, principals, teachers and parents. Permission Click has evolved in consultation with educators and user feedback to become a leader in the education-technology industry.

Permission Click also provides a platform for schools and day care centers for online payment and authorization of events. The event coordinators can create events on a customized school template and send it to the higher management for authorizations where the authorities can accept or reject the event with comments, and once an event is accepted the school can send the event details to parents where the parents can either accept or reject the participation of the kids for the event and pay for the event online through the portal.

Commenting on the acquisition, General Manager of Intrado’s Digital Workflows business, Vik Krishnan, said, “We are excited to add Permission Click and its team to our Digital Workflows business, expanding our solutions with a powerful tool and advancing our leadership in the education marketplace. The combination of SchoolMessenger and Permission Click solutions is unique in the K-12 education market and beyond.”

Intrado Corporation is an innovative, cloud-based, global technology partner to clients around the world. Its solutions connect people and organizations at the right time and in the right ways, making those mission-critical connections more relevant, engaging, and actionable – turning Information to Insight.

Intrado has sales and/or operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and South America. Intrado is controlled by affiliates of certain funds managed by Apollo Global Management.

In 2016, Permission Click had raised $1.75 million in seed round from investors, including Friesens Corp. and Real Ventures, among others.

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Author: Shalini Pathak

Shalini Pathak Shalini Pathak is a Staff Writer at EdTechReview (ETR) – India’s leading edtech media & community. She has over four years of experience in media, covering different beats. Like all writers she’s an enthusiastic reader first with a passion to create out of the box content, and an ability to write about any topic. As a part of the ETR team, she will cover the latest in the edtech industry with a focus on edtech startup stories and their funding.

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