Who We Are and What We Do

Region 1 is a leading regional software service provider, specializing in training, telephone support and hosting services for administrative software applications and employee benefit administration for school districts and other governmental agencies. Region 1 offers comprehensive software solutions and support for  financial and HR/payroll application (SMART Systems), a student management application (Synergy), and a food service application (MealsPlus), and a timekeeping application (TimeClock Plus). Region 1 is the software hosting entity for the North Star Library Consortium, featuring the Destiny Library Manager application. Region 1 is also the fiscal host for NW LINKS, providing wide area network services to school districts and public libraries in northwestern Minnesota.

Our Products and Services

Synergy - a truly next-generation innovation in student information systems, featuring flexible, customizable architecture that streamlines workflow, supports data-driven decision making, and facilitates collaborative communications.
Synergy is a smarter solution that is easy-to-use and affordable to implement.
Meals Plus is dedicated to providing quality software and services for the management of K-12 cafeterias.

Voted District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products of 2011, 2012, and 2013. 
MARSS Support- The MARSS (Minnesota Automated Reporting Student System) support service offered by Region 1 provides your district with a resource center throughout the year to answer any MARSS related questions and assist you with the editing and file upload requirements.

SchoolMessenger - Region 1 would like to announce a new relationship that we have developed with a company called SchoolMessenger Instant Parent Contact. As the name implies, SchoolMessenger is a parent notification system.
SMART Systems- A suite of modules that includes Finance and Human Resources/Payroll and the web based eResources Center that allows employees access to a variety of functions, including the employee payroll information service called ESS (Employee Self Service) 
Employee Benefit Administration - Let Region 1 administer your Cafeteria Plan benefits and Health Savings Accounts. (www.r1benefitstoday.org)
Follett's Destiny Library Manager- A web-based centralized library catalog and management system, for the school districts and special libraries of Minnesota.
NW-LINKS - To assist northwest Minnesota school districts, public library systems and higher education institutions to realize their telecommunications goals

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00-4:30 CST
(800) 450-2990
(218) 236-2990
(218) 236-2368 -- FAX

3031 17th Street South
Moorhead MN 56560

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