We wanted you to be the first to hear about a change happening at Maplewood. This morning, we announced to our team that Keous and Maplewood have signed a Share Purchase Agreement whereby Keous agrees to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Maplewood Computing Ltd. While this change is big news for our team, we want you to know that the level of support and commitment you have come to expect from Maplewood won’t be changing.
Keous is a Canadian company deeply involved in the Canadian educational market. Keous designs and maintains the K212 suite of products that support board/district efficiencies around HR and Finance. These applications are completely complementary to Maplewood’s Student Information System (SIS). This acquisition is an exciting next step for Maplewood and will allow us to grow our SIS into a fully integrated suite of products that will help our clients with all their finance and human resources & payroll needs. As well, Keous has a very special relationship with ECNO (the Educational Computing Network of Ontario) and has been working with schools for over 15 years. We are excited about what this partnership will do for our current and future product offering.
We want to reiterate that the same great service and products you have come to expect from Maplewood won’t be changing. You can still reach our support teams just as you have in the past. As well, Keous is committed to Maplewood’s next generation applications and the current development and deployment plans will continue as they have been.
As you can imagine, this was a big decision for us, but we felt that Keous was the right company to grow our products and services for our current and future clients for the decades to come. Together, we will be providing a complete solution for school boards and divisions. We also strongly believe that Canadian schools need Canadian solutions that truly understand their unique needs and therefore, having been able to sell our company to another Canadian firm is exciting for all of us. We believe in the Canadian education system and know that our combined teams will be able to offer the most effective and cost-efficient solutions for Canadian schools.
Effective immediately, Mel Poy from Keous will be managing our overall team and looking at how the Maplewood and Keous teams can be working together to strengthen our collective impact. Mel can be reached at 905-281-0220 x 645 and firstname.lastname@example.org. The Keous team will keep you posted on next steps.
From a personal perspective, we both will now be a part of the Keous team and look forward to continuing to work with you.
Thank you for letting us be a part of your important work. It has and will continue to be, our honour to serve you.
- Dave & Kim Minshall.