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KEV Group Joins Forces with Pearson to Provide an Integrated Solution for Schools

RANCHO CORDOVA, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2012) - KEV, the North American leader in the management and accounting of school activity funds and online payments, and Pearson (PSO), the providers of industry-leading student information systems such as PowerSchool SMS and PowerSchool, are pleased to announce that KEV Group has joined Pearson''s Independent Software Vendor (ISV) program as a commitment to provide new convenience and efficiencies to the K-12 education sector.

KEV Group''s unique and revolutionary fully integrated School Cash Suite of products has been developed over the past 16 years to manage all aspects of every dollar that comes into schools. Whether cash, check, or an online transaction, KEV''s products help reduce fraud and significantly decrease the workload at schools. Products such as School Cash Online, KEV''s online payment portal and School Cash Register, KEV''s point of sale system in particular, will integrate with PowerSchool and PowerSchool SMS so that school generated funds can be assigned seamlessly to students, and provide for student-level accountability. Limiting cash in the school system and increasing transparency of the cash that does come in, decreases the risk of bullying, reduces classroom distractions and ensures maximum efficiency for all users. 

"At Pearson, we''re pleased to welcome KEV Group to our growing ISV Partner program," says Steve Curtis, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer. "Companies like KEV Group are complementary to our mission of supporting schools digital transformation and will help improve communication between school and home."

"For over 16 years, KEV has been a leader in school cash management solutions. Now serving over 6,000 schools across North America, our goal is to track and streamline every dollar that comes into schools. Over the past few years, our online payment system has been adopted by thousands of schools allowing families to pay online for yearbooks, class trips, lunches, donations, adult education and so much more. One integrated payment and accounting solution helps provide convenience to families and audit tracking and fraud prevention for schools and Districts." says Bram Belzberg, Chairman & CEO of KEV Group. "Integration with leading student information systems such as PowerSchool provides for an even better experience for our users. Our partnership with Pearson demonstrates KEV''s continued commitment to decreasing the workload of school and District staff. Now, Pearson customers will be able to take advantage of the unique benefits of KEV''s product Suite and the efficiencies that this partnership creates. We are excited to work with Pearson to grow and develop our partnership going forward."

About Pearson (www.pearsonschoolsystems.com)

Pearson (PSO), the global leader in education and learning technology, aims to help people make progress in life through learning. Pearson''s leadership spans pre-K12, higher education, and corporate learning globally. Pearson''s other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information about the K-12 Technology group of Pearson, visit www.pearsonschoolsystems.com.

About KEV Group (www.kevgroup.com)

KEV Group specializes in creating solutions to ensure the secure and efficient management of school activity funds. For almost two decades, our flagship product, School Cash Accounting, has consistently set the industry standard for school activity funds management. Over the past few years, KEV Group has developed additional web-based solutions to meet the changing needs of schools and school Districts. Today we work with thousands of schools on a daily basis with our industry-leading solutions, specializing in school level accounting, online payment processing, and tracking of student obligations to ensure transparency and security of school funds. Implementing KEV''s solution allows school districts to audit and manage all school funds while dealing with budget constraints.

Our reputation for easy-to-use software, painless implementation, and unique personalized training makes choosing KEV Group''s products one of the best decisions a district can make.