How we work

We are proud of our database because no other company in the business has the detail we have on higher education software implementations. We are also working hard to have the same in-depth data for K-12 products and school districts. To ensure the quality of our data, our team reviews millions of lines of information each quarter, and an employee validates each new entry before being added to our database.

To enrich our database, we scan publicly available data (news releases, social media, university and company websites). We also go through requests for proposals, contracts, board approvals and other legal documents, again available to the public.

We review over 15,000 new alerts every day. This information gets compiled into a central database that gets initially filtered using machine learning algorithms to remove unuseful information. Then, our team of over 15 full-time employees manually looks at all the info to confirm, delete or enrich our database.

Each year, we reconfirm all our datasets, validating that the institutions are still using the system.

Our dataset includes (but is not limited to):

  • Educational companies, products, and institutional characteristics;
  • Primary and secondary systems supported by institutions;
  • Implementation dates and decommissions dates.

Our team controls for bias and regularly updates, reviews, and validates the data at the source to help organize, sort, and classify more than 2.6 million values. Though we cannot guarantee an accurate representation of the market, our methods prevent the over-representation of any grant solution.

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Predicting What Institutions Will Select for their Next LMS

At LISTedTECH, we love data and enjoy finding new ways to understand it. Recently, we have been working on a new algorithm. This algorithm looks at several components of a product selection:  Current market trends or the repartition of companies within a product category. For example, we know that in 2020, 40% of the LMS ... Predicting What Institutions Will Select for their Next LMS  Read More

SUNY to Switch to D2L: What is the Impact for the LMS Market

Last week, SUNY announced that it had selected D2L Brightspace as a common LMS throughout the entire university system. With more than 400,000 students enrolled at SUNY, switching to this system could have a ripple effect on the LMS market. Following the SUNY announcement, we wanted to look at the LMS new implementations over the ... SUNY to Switch to D2L: What is the Impact for the LMS Market  Read More
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October 12th to October 18th

This Week In Review – October 12th to October 18th

Acquisition Microsoft Brings ‘Mission Alignment’ to Viva with Ally.io Acquisition Microsoft recently purchased Ally.io with plans to incorporate it into the Microsoft Viva platform. Ally.io startup will be transitioned into Microsoft’s Viva efforts “over the next year,” said Kirk Koenigsbauer, COO and corporate vice president of Experiences + Devices at Microsoft. Ally.io offers software and ... This Week In Review – October 12th to October 18th  Read More

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