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The Right Software for Iowa Area Education Agencies

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The Vista Iowa School Business Software package was developed and expanded over 40+ years as a service within Grant Wood Area Education Agency.  In 2021, GWAEA sold the software to its long-time lead developer/product manager and the team became Vista Software. They continue to serve AEAs and LEAs as a private company. As a result, the team that supports Vista Iowa has a special understanding of the AEA system in Iowa, and has continued to add more features that are needed by AEAs. We know the value of the Iowa AEAs, and we understand the challenges that only the AEAs face!  That understanding is at the core of our software. Below is a list of many of the features of Vista Iowa that are beneficial to AEAs. 


  • A Robust School Business Software package tailored to Iowa

    • General Ledger​ / Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable 

      • Accounts Receivable module to track billing to LEAs. ​

    • Payroll / ​Personnel 

      • An easy-to-use, yet powerful Payroll System

      • A full-featured Human Resources System

      • Interface with statewide AEA Learning Online system for quick import of training records into HR

      • Interface with BOEE for immediate view of licenses within Vista

      • Automatically handles IPERS requalification

    • Integrated Time Clock

    • Integrated Electronic Documents

    • Purchase Orders

    • Expense and Mileage Reimbursement

  • A Robust Employee Self-Service 

    • Employee Work-Year Calendar with approval

    • Electronic Onboarding

    • Electronic Employment Documents

      • Direct Deposit, W-4, State W-4, I-9, DHS and DCI Release forms, customizable employment forms

    • Electronic Contracts​

    • Electronic distribution of documents

    • Leave Requests with approval

    • Purchase Order Requests with approval

    • Reimbursement Requests with approval

    • Emergency Contact maintenance

    • Licensing history with notifications for expiring licenses

    • Training history with notification for expiring trainings

    • Tablet and mobile friendly

    • .... and much, much more

  • High Quality Support

    • SBO Consultants on staff to assist

    • Instant response to Iowa Department of Education changes

    • Vista Software files your W-2, 1099 and ACA data to Gov't

    • Unlimited support, unlimited users

    • Secure and Reliable web-based software

    • Windows and Mac compatible

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