Software provider IRIS Software Group has announced the acquisition of BioStore Ltd, a provider of identity management and cashless catering solutions to UK schools and businesses.
BioStore is used by more than 3,000 schools and sixth form colleges to improve and streamline access control and how catering services are delivered.
The acquisition extends the IRIS education portfolio, which includes ParentMail, providing solutions to manage all aspects of school management, and comes in anticipation of more academies and multi academy trusts to streamline their resources.
“BioStore has developed some game-changing technology for the education sector and I’m delighted to welcome the business to IRIS,” said CEO of IRIS Software Group Kevin Dady. “Our mission is to help all education establishments become more efficient and productive by reducing administration and delivering services that benefit schools, colleges, students and parents. This acquisition is yet another step in helping us achieve this goal.”
Over 11,000 education organisations use IRIS solutions, which provide software to 60% of UK academies and 82% of large multi academy trusts. IRIS also connects schools with over 4m parents and guardians and sends over 300m messages each year from schools to parents and guardians.