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Skyward Debuts New Data Analytics Tool

myDistrict360 Allows District Staff to Develop, Refine and Adapt Sophisticated Data Analytics

STEVENS POINT, WI--(Marketwired - February 06, 2014) - Districts today rely on robust data analytics to recognize school improvement opportunities and monitor student achievement. To simplify the complex, time-consuming responsibility of compiling the key information, Skyward, Inc., an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, developed myDistrict360 [www.skyward.com/mydistrict360] in partnership with BravePoint, a leading provider of technical services and solutions designed to increase productivity and efficiency. myDistrict360 is a versatile, user friendly portal for teachers and administrators to analyze vital student and business information.

Available for use with the Student Management and School Business Suites, myDistrict360 provides comprehensive analytics without the need for extensive development, professional services, or the knowledge of how to write code. Through an easy to use interface, dashboards and advanced data visualizations can be quickly customized to meet the unique needs of each user.

"myDistrict360 gives districts a simple and cost-effective solution for a complex process," said Ray Ackerlund, vice president of marketing and product management at Skyward. "Through a completely unified platform, all the components work seamlessly with one another, making it easy to maintain and manage analytics projects of varying levels of difficulty. Giving districts feature-rich reporting and the flexibility for personalized views ensures that reports and dashboards will be robust and comprehensive without breaking the bank or demanding a lot of time."

Key features of myDistrict360 include:

• Pre-built capabilities that minimize the need for custom coding

• Web 2.0 reporting and analysis, including advanced charting gauges and other data visualization tools

• Process and workflows reports, including email, schedules, alerts and database management 

• Highly flexible and customizable security options, providing complete control in creating secure, role-based access and views

• Built for the Web with an open XML (Extensible Markup Language) architecture

• Customized output style to meet complex requirements

• Advanced data analytics including "what-if" and forecasting analysis 

To learn more about myDistrict360, please visit: www.skyward.com/mydistrict360 

About Skyward

Skyward is a leading provider of K-12 school administrative software that surpasses districts' needs in state reporting, improves operational capabilities, and opens communication between schools and families. Today, the Skyward School Management System™ is used in more than 1,600 school districts worldwide, ranging from districts with as few as 50 students to statewide implementations supporting more than 800,000 students. Founded in 1980, Skyward serves school districts with its integrated student, finance, and human resources suite of products and is proudly made and supported in the United States. To learn more, visit www.skyward.com.

About BravePoint

Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, BravePoint®, Inc. is a leading provider of technology agnostic Business Intelligence (BI) and data warehousing solutions to a variety of clients worldwide. Since 1987, BravePoint has applied business experience and technology expertise to improve customers' profitability and competitiveness with the use of technology. BravePoint brings many years of experience in defining business intelligence strategies to support clients' current and future BI needs. BravePoint is a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK). For more information about BravePoint, please visit www.bravepoint.com. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified utility company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission and marketing, electric distribution, propane gas distribution and wholesale marketing, advanced information services and other related services. Information about Chesapeake's businesses is available at www.chpk.com

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