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Authentica Solutions Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best K-20 Data Solution
Authentica's DataSense earns prestigious education industry recognition

ATLANTA, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Authentica Solutions, a data integration and data management services leader, today announced that DataSense was named a finalist for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards in the Best K-20 Data Solution category.  The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 91 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology.

DataSense was named as one of the 160 finalists across 29 education technology categories.

Winners will be announced during a virtual award ceremony on May 18. The top honor of best overall educational product will be presented at Education Industry Symposium, the nation's leading education technology conference, in Denver July 26. The announcement will take place during a special celebration party and dinner.

DataSense is an iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) solution. It serves as a central administrative web UI for building, deploying, managing and monitoring all of the data integration processes across multiple applications. Compared to API connector companies, DataSense is unique in that it allows for bidirectional data flow as well as an unlimited number of data flows.

DataSense becomes a single, accessible hub for data integrations. The DataSense Command Center serves as a repository for all integrations containing both a single point process and a vast array of library component assets for the long term management of integrated data.

Russell Long, Authentica's CEO, said, "Our mission is to accelerate the flow of learning. We are extremely honored to be a Finalist in the SIIA CODiE Awards. DataSense has been implemented in hundreds of schools, providing them the ability to move their data when and where they need it."

"Every year the list of CODiE finalists is a case study of how the ed tech industry is using new technologies in combination with knowledge about how people learn to respond to customer needs. They're opening doors for learners of all ages," said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of ETIN.

Details about each finalist are listed at

About SIIA
SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA's divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company.  This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations. For more information, visit

About ETIN
ETIN (the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA) is the leading voice for 200+ companies that provide software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PK-20 sector. ETIN drives growth and innovation within the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, government relations and critical ed tech market information. For more information, visit

About Authentica Solutions
Authentica Solutions was founded on the premise of evolving the data integration challenge found with K12 districts, departments of education, Higher Education institutions and K12 corporations where it is no longer an issue but an asset. Removing data integration as a barrier enables the district and schools to focus on the core reason the applications were purchased which in most cases is advancing student achievement.


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