OneWorldSIS Joins Forces with Microsoft CityNext to Bring Innovation to Cities across the Globe

Global public sector initiative and OneWorldSIS enable cities to harness a new era of innovation through a people-first approach.

Charlottesville, VA, USA — April 15th, 2015 — OneWorldSIS, Inc., today announced its participation in Microsoft CityNext, a global initiative empowering cities, schools, businesses and citizens to re-imagine their futures and cultivate vibrant communities. Through the CityNext initiative,  Microsoft and OneWorldSIS will help educators to do “more with less,” by combining the power of technology with innovative ideas to connect  governments, students, and parents with educational services that increase efficiencies, reduce costs, foster a more sustainable environment  and cultivate communities where people thrive.

OneWorldSIS delivers educational solutions that enable users and constituents to achieve the most optimal organizational processes possible. Built on the powerful, and extendable Microsoft Dynamics XRM/CRM platform, OneWorldSIS represents a paradigm shift in the way educational organizations and institutions manage their activities and processes.

“OneWorldSIS brings a new era of innovation and productivity to help cities deliver educational services and address important challenges like retention and prevention,” said Henry Hickman, President.

Cities have long been the center of industrial, economic and entrepreneurial activity fueling the rest of the world’s success. Today, as more of the world’s population urbanizes, they face mounting pressures and challenges to maintain that standard and quality of life for citizens. It is expected that by 2030, six out of every ten people will live in a city.  Leveraging a broad portfolio of familiar and security-enhanced consumer-to-business software, partner solutions, devices and services and Microsoft’s history of successful education and social programs, Microsoft CityNext is a collective effort that helps cities anticipate and plan for these changes and challenges, enabling them to meet citizens’ needs, thrive economically and embrace modernity.

“We’re thrilled to partner with OneWorldSIS on CityNext. Microsoft prioritizes a people- and partner-first approach across all our initiatives, and CityNext is no different,” said Rob Bernard, chief environmental & cities strategist, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector.  “While cities and schools are feeling the strain from economic challenges, Microsoft CityNext ushers in innovative technology solutions to create opportunities for educators, cities and their citizens, enabling them to accomplish what they never thought possible.  We’re inspired by our diverse partner ecosystem and know that working together we can help cities realize their full potential.”

About Microsoft CityNext

Microsoft CityNext is a global people-first initiative harnessing all the ideas, energy and expertise of a city’s people to create modern, healthy, safe, well-educated and sustainable cities for the future. Microsoft CityNext empowers cities, and educators, to do more with less, by building on existing infrastructure and investments to transform cities’ systems, schools, services and operations; engage parents and students by delivering personalized services and apps that foster real-time dialogue; and accelerate innovation and opportunity through programs and partnerships that empower and nurture the next generation of skilled workers. Combining a vast network of global partners and Microsoft’s history of successful education, healthcare and social programs, Microsoft CityNext helps cities plan for and embrace the future.

About OneWorldSIS

OneWorldSIS was founded on the vision of delivering solutions that enable educators to use technology to achieve their most optimal processes. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, OneWorldSIS is led by a team of committed industry experts focused on customer satisfaction as the number one priority and overall measure of our success.


For more information, please contact – Cindy Wray, Director of Marketing and Customer Relations at [email protected] or 434.296.8800