ClassLink Announces Strategic Partnership with Kimono

February 14, 2019
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ClassLink and Kimono share the philosophies of leveraging open data standards, providing superior customer support, and maintaining strict data privacy.

Clifton, NJ – 02/13/2019 – ClassLink, the leader in single sign-on, class rostering, learning resource analytics, and account provisioning, announced a joint partnership with Kimono, the leader in comprehensive, standards-based data integration for schools.

The new partnership with ClassLink allows customers using Kimono Directories and SIFWorks Directory Manager (SDM) to upgrade to ClassLink at a significantly reduced price, adding single sign-on for thousands of applications, while keeping the student information system (SIS) integration, provisioning, and rostering features on which they depend.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers an upgrade to a more complete directory solution with single sign-on capability,” said Steve Curtis, CEO of Kimono. “Single sign-on has become an essential tool in today’s classroom as it ensures every student and teacher has access to the resources they need. This is key to providing the best integrated teaching and learning experiences possible.”
— Steve Curtis, CEO, Kimono

Kimono customers who upgrade to ClassLink can expect very similar automated provisioning and rostering features, single sign-on to more than 6,000 applications, and they can choose to keep their existing SIS integration. The partnership will allow ClassLink customers to leverage Kimono’s SIF expertise and their ability to provide a connection with any SIS in the market.

The pairing of the two companies is ideal; ClassLink and Kimono share the philosophies of leveraging open data standards, providing superior customer support, and maintaining strict data privacy.

“We are excited about this partnership with Kimono as both companies share a commitment to making sure schools have everything they need to be successful,” said Berj Akian, CEO of ClassLink. Akian continued, “We look forward to serving schools currently using Kimono and welcome them into the ClassLink community.”
— Berj Akian, CEO, ClassLink

About ClassLink

ClassLink is a global education provider of identity and analytics products that create more time for learning and help schools better understand digital engagement. As leading advocates for open data standards, we offer instant access to apps and files with single sign-on, streamline class rostering, automate account provisioning, and provide actionable analytics. ClassLink empowers 21 million students and staff in over 2,800 school systems. Visit to learn more.

About ClassLink



Kimono enables secure, bi-directional sharing of student, staff, and learning data among many software applications in a school using our integration platform as a service (iPaaS). Built specifically for education, Kimono connects any student information system or application utilizing a variety of standards-based methods. We make data integrations easy to implement and efficient to manage. Kimono currently serves eight states, over 2000 districts, and more than 14 million students. Learn more at

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