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Scaling EdTech Impact — A Macmillan Learning Success Story with Tailwind Business Ventures

In today’s rapidly digitizing world, edtech is not just a buzzword – it’s a transformation that’s impacting millions of students and educators. We, at Tailwind Business Ventures, are proud to be active participants in this revolution, delivering high-quality, scalable solutions to educational institutions. We share the inspiring story of our partnership with Macmillan Learning, a prime example of how tech intervention can amplify educational reach and effectiveness.

Macmillan Learning – The Challenge

Macmillan Learning (Achieve), part of Macmillan Education, is a suite of products aimed at pre-class learning, in-class engagement, and post-class assessment. Their ambition was to scale and become a major player in the higher education and high school markets. With 75 million students in higher education in the US alone, as Macmillan’s products began to cover more areas of education, a larger market share was up for grabs. However, this growth also brought the challenge of handling an increased degree of scale.

Tailwind’s Solution – Scalable and Integrated Tech Solutions

In order to address Macmillan’s challenges, our team at Tailwind used a robust tech stack, predominantly NodeJS in AWS on PostgreSQL with some MySQL. Our approach focused on enabling Macmillan to efficiently handle its growing user base, ensuring scalability and seamless integration of services.

The core of our solution was the integration of many products, including Sapling, as microservices. Microservices, independent applications that communicate with each other, allowed us to create a highly scalable and flexible system. This architectural style meant that as Macmillan’s user base grew, the system could easily scale to match demand without any compromise on performance or user experience.

The Impact – Integrated, Scalable EdTech Solutions

The impact of our solution was clear – a comprehensive, integrated set of products that can easily scale to meet the needs of an expanding market. Macmillan Learning was not only able to manage its existing products more efficiently but they were also equipped to smoothly integrate new products and services as they continue to expand.

Opportunity – Let’s Scale Your Impact Together

The story of Macmillan Learning is one of strategic growth and scalable solutions. It’s a testament to what can be achieved with a solid tech foundation and a partner who understands the unique dynamics of the edtech industry.

At Tailwind Business Ventures, we are that partner. We are committed to helping you navigate the complexities of technology, ensuring you are equipped to manage your current demands and are prepared for future growth.

Are you ready to scale your impact? Reach out to us today, and let’s start a relationship.

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