We are a small group of entrepreneurs who dream big and intend to change the way that administrative software is sold and implemented in schools and districts today. For years we have watched large commercial education software companies continue to provide poor software that is proprietary and horribly expensive to a market that has little budget and few choices. We have been witness to botched and failed implementations that waste precious education budget dollars that should be going to the classroom and student instruction. And we have decided to change all of that starting right now. How? By providing quality alternatives to commercial software that are economical, easy to use and completely open. We are giving our clients freedom and control over their software solutions.
We have big dreams, a lot of passion about what we do and the personal willpower to get it done. We aren't working for venture capitalists or angel investors. We are working for the good of education and more specifically, we are working for you, the individual educator. We intend to change the business model of administrative education software and force the large commercial companies to change with us. And in doing so, education wins and most importantly, students win and that keeps us here day in and day out working for you.
Mission and Goals
To create the best open source Student Information System (SIS) that will be equal to or better than the best commercially available SIS software in the market.
- Keep it open source, always
- Bring out 3 to 4 version upgrades each year
- Release updates frequently
- Get customers involved and co-create
- Build a vibrant community that will spread the love
Bob Ghosh - Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Bob is a serial entrepreneur and is also the CEO of Methodologic, LLC, a software engineering and consulting company. He has significant experience in business strategy, enterprise architecture/application planning and general business management. Bob's professional experience include working/consulting for clients like Travelers, Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, Verizon, Capital One, Bio Horizons, Engersoll Rand, NCP Solutions, Compworx, Risk Mitigation Systems, to name a few.
Casey Adams - Founder & Advisor
Casey is a former IBM Education Solutions Executive and have worked with schools and districts all across the country. He is active with major national education policy groups and maintains key relationships across the education landscape. Prior to IBM, he was a teacher, technology coordinator and network administrator.
Ritesh Chowdhury - Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Ritesh is a talented entrepreneur who built a successful training and placement business alongside his responsibilities of running the India operations of OS4ED. An engineer himself, he has an acumen for hiring young and motivated engineers who form the core development team of openSIS. Before starting OS4ED's offshore development center, Ritesh worked for Sony India.