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Despite the promise of the School Interoperability Framework (SIF), first introduced by Microsoft in 1999, districts struggle to have their systems share data with other systems. Today more than ever, there is a need for PreK-12 school districts and for educational companies to have integrated systems, environments and platforms. NewWay’s Web Services Framework is open and customizable, where a district can define their own XML schema for sending and receiving messages.


The Framework provides a mechanism for a district to manage the entire integration process among systems to guarantee that data sent and then received is processed and stored. And, the Framework offers a “universal translator” for districts to fine tune and to adjust so that data is not lost in the translation process. Point-to-point system integration is not a practical or viable way for systems, environments or platforms to share data. A centrally distributed system integration is more efficient, cost-effective and much easier to maintain and update.

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