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Swing Education is focused on tackling the nation’s substitute teacher shortage by matching top educators with flexible teaching opportunities at local schools. Swing Education recruits, screens, and supports thousands of substitute teachers each year via its easy-to-use, web-based platform. With over 100,000 absences filled to date at more than 1,100 schools, Swing Education is enabling our nation’s schools to improve the educational experience for administrators, staff, and students.
Swing Education was already committed to AWS, as that is where their production data in Datomic ran. Other systems, however, such as Salesforce, Zendesk and Customer.io each ran in separate clouds. They needed to reconsolidate data from these disparate systems, transform it and publish it back into Salesforce and Customer.io without taxing their current staff. AWS and Daracoral were the ideal solution as they were already building out their production systems (Datomic) in AWS, and Datacoral securely installed in their VPC and built data pipelines using only SQL in Amazon Redshift. Datacoral appealed to them because of this AWS focus, and their serverless architecture with its cost-effective pay as you process delivery model allowed them to reduce their overall IT infrastructure costs by 90%.
After deploying Datacoral, Swing Education is now able to use the Salesforce.com data to track the availability of substitutes and school customers while drawing data from Datomic is helping improve forecasting and pipeline tracking so that both sides of their business – their substitute teachers and their member schools — are growing at the same pace. This helps them avoid hitting issues on either resource supply or school demand. They are able to enhance their customer outreach by publishing audiences to Customer.io, which allows them to communicate with both teachers and schools throughout the entire substitute teacher employment cycle. With Datacoral, managing their metrics and customer outreach has become a worry-free flow. Download the Full Swing Education story,
Co-Founder and COO, Swing Education
“Datacoral has significantly reduced the time and effort it takes to obtain actionable information from multiple data feeds. With less time spent on data management, our team can focus on growing our business and placing more substitutes in our nation’s public, private, and charter schools.”
Swing Education connects high-quality substitute teachers with schools in need. We recruit, screen, and support a large group of substitute teachers, and we make it easy for schools to find the right sub at the right time. We believe substitute teachers play an integral role in education; after all, the average student spends six months of their K-12 career with a sub. By investing in substitute teachers (we pay for subs to get the qualifications they need and have helped thousands get in the classroom) and developing technology that enables schools to get coverage quickly, we’re improving the substitute teaching experience for schools, subs, and students.