Cirrus Group has found its niche providing back-end software for school districts and after-school programs and is growing across North America.
The Rochester Hills-based business' software is now being used in a majority of states in the U.S. and parts of Canada. The company has watched its revenue grow 70 percent over the last year, which has allowed it to hire two software programmers, expanding its staff to 10 people.
"We have plans to hire a couple more," says Michael Garrett, COO of Cirrus Group
. "We're also doubling our space and moving into a suite."
Cirrus Group's principal product is software that handles operational, financial and customer management functions for child-care facilities, community centers and school districts. The platform manages enrollment, participant payments and communications, scheduling and government compliancy requirements including state and local subsidy payments and food care programs.
"We're one of the only software companies in our area that handles the subsidy payment of before- and after-school care," Garrett says.
Most of the 10-year-old company's growth has come from school districts and after-school programs outside of Michigan. Garrett expects that to continue as more and more school programs look to leverage the firm's flexible platform.
"The last three years have been our highest-growth years," Garrett says.
Source: Michael Garrett, COO of Cirrus Group
Writer: Jon Zemke
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