“[PowerIEP and PowerDS] has made it possible for our records to be much more accurate for billing.”
-Alpine School District
Superior Customer Support
At BDS, Inc., we understand that our users are busy. Any user can immediately communicate with live, highly knowledgeable representatives without the hassle of automated systems or waiting days for a reply.Read more
Our products are 100% web-based and accessible from any device with internet access. There is no additional software or servers to purchase. Our program is compatible with all modern web browsers on Windows, Mac, iPads and other tablets.Read more
After teaching special education for 13 years, founder Gus Brecht was tired of the excessive amount of time and effort required to complete triplicate IEP forms. Thinking there must be a better way, Gus began writing IEP software to simplify the process and save staff time. The original version of the software was introduced in 1999 as a FileMaker program and Brecht’s Database Solutions, Inc. was born. While the FileMaker program eased much of the workload for special education staff, this type of program had some limitations. Staff didn’t have the benefit of instant updates or easy access from any location.
Always working toward opportunities for improvement, PowerIEP went 100% web-based in 2004.
Over time, the PowerSuite grew to include PowerIEP, PowerDS (Fee-for-Service Medicaid Billing), PowerRTI (Response to Intervention), and PowerEval (Teacher Evaluation Software).
Today, BDS, Inc. continues to incorporate these values into our company. We strive to create easy-to-use software backed by superior customer support – because teacher’s jobs are hard enough!
We make answering your questions and concerns our top priority, as proven by our 99% customer retention rate since our inception in 1999. You can immediately communicate with live, highly-knowledgeable representatives via phone or email (no automated systems!). BDS, Inc. currently serves over 583,000 students in more than 600 school districts, and we would love the opportunity to serve you as well.Request Information