Furlong is delighted to be celebrating its 10 year anniversary.
Furlong is renowned for its exceptional client support and outstanding, reliable products; SchoolBase, FeeMaster and now Chorale. The company itself has expanded 30 fold over the past decade and as the products continue to improve, Furlong's list of schools continues to grow.
Furlong was formed in 2003 by Managing Director, Howard Langley. From day one the company resolved to be different from its competitors, offering flexible, tailored solutions and exceptional service. Furlong is totally focused on individual schools, be they academies, independent or free schools, providing feature-rich, intuitive software that delivers real value.
Howard is proud of how much the company has grown over the past 10 years 'One of our maxims has been "share your ideas with us" and that has been at the core of our success - customer focussed from day one onwards'.
September 2003 saw the birth of Furlong's flagship product, SchoolBase, with portals designed for pupils, staff, parents and alumni. With minimal training required, it is now easier than ever to access from any browser and on any tablet, Smartphone, laptop or PC. SchoolBase has grown significantly over the past 10 years, with features on Sports Management, HR and much more. In 2007 the first overseas school adopted SchoolBase as its chosen Management Information System (MIS). From its UK base, SchoolBase has now spread to 4 continents and is rapidly becoming a sought after product.
In 2008, Furlong released FeeMaster, a fee billing package combined with software obtained from the acquisition of Academic Business Solutions and in the process, became a Sage Business Partner. FeeMaster is designed to integrate primarily with Sage 50 and Sage 200 accounting packages. 2010 saw the company move to larger offices in Andover, which is now the place of work to over 30 employees. With five overseas staff in Cyprus and Bangkok, the company is going from strength to strength.
Furlong continues to develop its products for the needs of every school. With over 200 Independent and free schools in the UK and around the world, it is rapidly becoming one of the country's leading software providers in its field.