Software Answers Ranks Number 12 on the 2012 List of Ohio's Best Employers

Cleveland, OH – June 8, 2012Software Answers, the provider of ProgressBook® Suite, a leading web-based software solution for K-12 schools and districts across the U.S. has been named as one of the Best Employers in Ohio.   The survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor top places of employment in Ohio.  The list is comprised of 35 companies: Software Answers ranked number 12 on the small-employers list of 16 companies with 15-249 employees.  The second category has 19 large-sized companies with 250 or more employees.  
Paul Chaffee, Software Answers CEO said, “Receiving this recognition and earning a place among Ohio’s top companies is particularly rewarding because our employees played a large part in the evaluation process.  It’s reassuring to know that the environment at Software Answers makes employees feel valued, motivated and happy because they are vital to our success.  It’s because of our employees’ commitment to our customers, products, and advancing education that our ProgressBook Suite solution has become the majority provider of school software in the state.”
To be considered for the Best Employers honor, Software Answers completed a two-part application process.  The first part with a 25% weight included each company’s policies being evaluated including workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics.  The second part with a significant weight of 75% was an online survey for employees to rank their experience with the company’s leadership, communications, compensation and benefits programs, environment, community focus and more.  The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. 
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill these eligibility requirements:
§  Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity
§  Be a publicly or privately held business
§  Have a facility in the state of Ohio
§  Have at least 15 employees working in Ohio
§  Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.
The Best Employers in Ohio program is sponsored by: the Ohio Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Manufacturer’s Education Council, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Ohio State Council, Ohio Matters and Best Companies Group. For more information on the Best Employers in Ohio, visit 
About Software Answers, Inc. - Software Answers is a leading provider of innovative, K-12, web-based school district software.  The ProgressBook Suite empowers school districts of all sizes to make optimal decisions that increase teacher efficiency, align education with state standards, streamline processes, and increase parent involvement in children’s education process, achieving real resulting in boosted student academic achievement.  This student, classroom and district-wide solution is used by educators, parents and students in 800+ school districts across the U.S.  Software Answers is headquartered in Brecksville, a Cleveland, Ohio suburb.
Contact information:
Janice Schenk, Corporate Marketing, Software Answers, Inc.
800-638-5212, x3008,
6770 West Snowville Road Suite 200
Brecksville, OH 44141
Tel: (440) 526-0095
Fax: (440) 526-2557
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