Since 1976 We Have been Developing and Supporting Schools

Our K-12 Finance and Student Administrative Systems are Fully Web Based

Our Support and Training Team have Worked in Schools and Been in You Shoes

Our Elite I.D.E.A "Interactive Data Evaluation and Analysis" Team and Trainers that will be by you every step of your transition into SDS

All our Systems are Developed and Supported in the USA

Who We Are

SDS has been developing administrative software since 1976, that provides school districts throughout the United States with flexible and comprehensive systems. At SDS, we are continuously moving forward with new technologies and programs that enhance a school’s ability to operate more effectively and to meet their State and Federal requirements.

EMS LINQ, Inc (LINQ) acquired SDS in March 2021, bringing together industry-leading technology that empowers school districts to effectively streamline their human and resource management.

LINQ is the only company to deliver a full suite of integrated solutions to help the K-12 community improve operational efficiency, optimize financial performance, maintain state regulations and increase participation in nutritional programs. LINQ offers solutions for finance, human resources, nutrition management, digital payments, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and document management. LINQ has been serving the K-12 community for over 30 years.


For more than 45 years of service to school administrators, it has given Specialized Data Systems an “insider’s” perspective on educational management. We’ve developed a unique partnership by listening to your needs and responding. Each program we’ve created has been with you in mind.


Specialized Data Systems has a well-deserved reputation for creative; effective administrative software; uncompromising service; and continuing after-the-sale support in the form of program enhancements provided by an on-going software maintenance program, on-site/webinar training, FREE new user monthly boot camps, FREE user bi-monthly user webinars, face-to-face conferences, masterclasses, and continued assistance through our help desk. We even have a state of the art hosting center where we can host your system.

Web Based Software

We are proud to provide software that is 100% Browser based. This means you can access and work on our systems from a PC; Mac; Smart Phone; or even an iPad or notebook computer. And, you do not have to add any additional software. Simply open your browser and begin working with Specialized Data Systems.

Winning Trainers and Support

Our team of developers, trainers and support staff have worked as business managers, accountants, bookkeepers and teachers. We have been in your shoes, create systems and features to meet your needs, support and serve you with years of experience, knowledge and understanding what you need to make your district run efficient with the power of our systems.
Web Based

Access from Anywhere


Save Time and Money


We are Here to Serve You


Elite Onsite and Online Training

User Connection

Free Bi-Monthly User Webinars

Face to Face

Conferences and Masterclasses

Increase your efficiency, reduce your costs, streamline your tasks, go green and much more with the power of our systems

Customer satisfaction

Reduce Cost and Increase Efficency


Our Process

We have designed a process to take you from purchasing SDS, transitioning from your prior system into SDS, learning SDS and afterwards you have an elite support team, new user monthly boot camps, free bi-monthly user sessions, annual user face to face conferences and much more.
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    Purchase our system or systems, with hosting as an option to save time and money. We do the backups and updates for you.

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    After purchasing SDS we schedule our I.D.E.A. - Interactive Data Evaluation and Analysis with you and the Team.

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    Following I.D.E.A. onsite face-to-face and/or online system training takes place.

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    Support and Connect

    After training we have monthly free user BOOT CAMPS, system support for all users, free semi-monthly user webinars, online courses, user face-to-face conferences, state reporting webinars and much more. We're here to help you, teach you and connect you with our team and other users.

Get the ultimate finance and student administrative system in the industry

At SDS we strive to provide tools within the systems to make your job efficient, and that will give a solid audit trail. In addition there are hundreds of reports that you are free to customize. Our support team has been in your seat and they know how to guide, support and train you. When you sign on with SDS you're not only a user but part of the SDS community!

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Finance reports before our customization features in the system to create your own.

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Student system reports available before using customization tools in the system.

Trusted by thousands of schools over the past 45 years. Try SDS today!

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