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Benefits of Membership for Vendors

"The Community brings together stakeholders to build open standard which deliver time and money saving solutions for education. Being part of the A4L Community allows us to network with other people passionate about education, form business links and share best practice."

Oggy East, Director, Semantise Ltd - United Kingdom

"... it is a community of like-minded individuals and organisations dedicated to achieving interoperability of data between different data systems in schools, local authorities and other organisations. By being involved at the ‘cutting-edge’ of these developments we have been able to achieve significant cost-savings and flexibility for our school customers."

Jeremy Meades, Managing Director, SchoolsICT Limited - United Kingdom

Joining the Access 4 Learning Community demonstrates your company’s commitment to improving the quality of education.  It also helps you gain access to customers and stay current on developments in the field. The A4L Community is good for you and it is good for schools.





Access to the A4L Community Site – THE collaboration area developed to provide a working environment to address some of the most pressing issues facing educational data access and utilization ​X
The opportunity to share effective best practices with a wide variety of education decision-makers -- as well as software developers and vendors/suppliers ​X
The opportunity to collaborate with other like-minded individuals to resolve marketplace issues and policy’s ​X
Network with vendors and local, state and national education decision-makers X​
The opportunity to nominate and vote in our annual local elections ​X
The opportunity to vote in any Functional Group, Project Team, Task Force or Committee. ​X
The platform to propose ‘real-life’ Business Use Cases to mold specification development to ensure it meets your marketplace demands. X​
Discounted ‘Member’ rates at all A4L Community meetings X​
Use of A4L Community Member logo X​
Use of A4L materials – i.e. presentations, tutorials for external use – with the appropriate attribution to the Association X​
Listed in A4L Community Member Directory, with organization description X​



The opportunity to participate in the growing A4L Community – join Functional Groups, Project Teams, Task Forces or Committees in your chosen interest area. ​X
The opportunity to participate in one of our Management Boards, and help to define strategies and future direction ​X
The opportunity to participate in one of our Technical Boards, and help to define the future direction of the SIF Specification ​X
Access to additional website ‘Member Resources’ including:
  • online training videos on SIF and SIF 3.0,
  • technical ‘discussion boards’,
  • RFP/ITT language and documentation to help in your procurements
  • all the latest RFP/ITTs requiring SIF technologies
Webinars to help you better understand major specification developments, and any changes in the education landscape ​X
Direct access to and support from Staff, Community members and your peers ​X
Bi-weekly Updates & Reminders, so you never miss a thing! ​X
Quarterly Newsletter, keeping you up-to-date on all SIF activities ​X
Participate in SIF Pilots and Proofs of Concept ​X
The opportunity to influence the development of the SIF specification to ensure that it meets yours, or your customers, marketplace needs X​
The opportunity to vote on specification releases ​X
Participate in our ‘connect-a-thon’s’ - helping you develop solutions and providing direct access to technical support ​X
Free access to the SIF Certification Test Harness prior to certification ​X
Opportunity to participate in the SIF Certification Program ​X
To review Membership Benefits across the Community, please review our Membership Matrix.