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The global spend on technology for education is on the rise, fuelling a market that is projected to reach $19 billion by 2018.

Software in the classroom:

  • Makes group projects easier
  • Encourages creativity
  • Managing internal devices simpler

Check out Sigma's top software tools for education that students, educators and administrators will love

Education Solutions from our Vendors

ABBYY

Education institutions can improve their productivity and lower the costs of managing the paper produced by students and staff with ABBYY’s recognition technologies and products.

ABBYY FineReader

ABBYY FineReader is an intelligent OCR solution for streamlining document conversion among workgroups in academic environments. Combining unmatched accuracy with ease of use and the ability to automate document conversion, FineReader speeds up document processing.

Case Study - FineReader PDF 152KB

Video - FineReader

Video - ABBYY FineReader 14: All-in-one for the paperless office

Quest

vWorkspace

The introduction of desktop virtualisation in education is increasing, meaning IT administrators are facing new challenges. vWorkspace from Quest addresses these challenges, combining multiple desktop virtualisation technologies into one easy-to-use, integrated system for rapid, secure administration. Administrators can easily deploy virtual desktop environments of any size in minutes

The solution also helps to enable bring your own device (BYOD) by delivering Windows desktops and applications to a wide variety of devices.

Case Study - vWorkspace In Education PDF 610 KB

iSpring

iSpring Suite is one of the most powerful e-Learning toolkits for PowerPoint, allowing teachers to develop quality courses, video lectures and assessments that will work on any desktop, laptop and mobile platform. Developing e-Learning content has never been so fast and easy!

Case Study - How to Use iSpring Suite for Blended Learning in Schools PDF 218 KB

Mindjet

Keep all planning activity in one place with Mindjet’s MindManager. Flexible mind maps promote freeform thinking and quick organisation of ideas, so creativity and productivity can live in harmony. Start with a central topic and branch off into limitless other topics. It provides a graphical way to capture information, plan essays and lessons and improve revising

Case Study - Duke Universtiy PDF 119 KB

Case Study - Florida State Universtiy PDF 467 KB

Case Study - Oregon Health and Science University PDF 92 KB

Prezi

Prezi is the cloud-based presentation software that connects powerfully with an audience. Unlike slides, Prezi's zoomable canvas shows relationships between the big picture and fine details, putting ideas into context and engaging viewers in a unique and visually exciting way.

Prezi's zooming canvas opens up the classroom to active learning and interactivity, making lessons understandable, memorable and fun.

Both teachers and students have become numb to conventional classroom presentations, where they’re confronted with slide after slide containing too much information in quick, disjointed succession.

Quark

QuarkXPress

QuarkXPress is page layout and graphic design software that lets anyone create and publish rich, compelling materials for print, web, e-readers, tablets, and other digital media using one easy tool.

QuarkXPress is designed to work closely with other applications, including common graphics and video programmes as well as Word, Excel and the major components of Adobe Creative Suite.

Case Study - London College of Communication PDF 464 KB

Smartdraw

Teachers worried about how understandable their lessons are? Students stressing about the fact their presentations don't look professional enough?

Smartdraw is the easiest way to create charts and diagrams. This visual processor creates 70+ visual templates for all types of business roles including flowcharts, org charts, floor plans and more in minutes.

User Reviews PDF 182 KB

SolarWinds

Web Help Desk is an easy-to-use and affordable IT help desk software for K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions. Web Help Desk enables users to:

  • Deliver on-time support to students and faculty on campus
  • Establish seamless communication between end-users and IT pros via a centralised Web interface
  • Build a knowledge base to provide self-resolution options to students and other IT end-users
  • Discover and manage all IT assets at all sites and campuses
  • Save considerable time managing tickets and have more time for actual support tasks
  • Improve the productivity and quality of customer support

White Paper - Improving Efficiency and Customer Service in Higher Education Research Brief PDF 762 KB

White Paper - Managing Ticket Volume Under Pressure PDF 877 KB

White Paper - The Art of Organizing and Simplifying IT Support PDF 515 KB

TechSmith

Give students the opportunity to express themselves and change the way they learn and understand what's being taught with TechSmith’s software solutions.

Snagit

Say no to boring hand-outs! With Snagit, teachers can create colourful, attention grabbing presentations and dynamic study materials to give out to students using annotation tools such as arrows, edge effects and more. Get snapshots of websites or anything on a screen even when it scrolls. Save the full screen or just a small section when researching. Users can use the highlight tool, take notes or document bibliography information in a few simple clicks.

Camtasia

Camtasia allows educators to easily create videos that encourage students, inform parents and boost learning. Record live presentations or lectures giving students the opportunity to refresh their memories and return to lessons.

Case Study - Camtasia - Stillwater PDF 846 KB

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