Schools are playing a big part in Cirrus Group's recent growth spurt, allowing the Rochester Hills-based company to hire one person and open up two more job openings for computer programmers.
"We have seen phenomenal growth, especially in the last five years," Michael Garrett, COO of Cirrus Group
. "We have grown organically with little marketing."
Cirrus Group, which turns 10-years-old in October, provides operational, financial and customer management software for child care facilities, community centers and school districts. The software allows these facilities to manage their enrollment, participant payments and communications, scheduling and government compliancy requirements including state and local subsidy payments and food care programs. The bottom line is a more streamlined system that allows for back-end business savings.
Cirrus Group has seen a lot of its growth from school districts, including landing some of the largest school districts in the country as customers. Garrett sees a lot of opportunity from schools as government budgets begin to loosen a little in the coming years.
"The big opportunity for us is in the before- and after-school programs," Garrett says.
Source: Michael Garrett, COO of Cirrus Group
Writer: Jon Zemke
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