Collaboration Case Study: Perspectives Charter Schools

School Simplifies Funding with Cloud Solution

Perspectives Charter Schools was able to simplify its E-Rate funding by shifting from an on-premises unified communications solution to Single Path Connect, a Cisco Powered cloud collaboration service based on the Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS).


  • Obtain reliable, high-quality communications services at low cost
  • Simplify funding for communications system maintenance
  • Help school staff collaborate across locations



  • Improved administrative efficiency with advanced collaboration capabilities
  • Improved agility by offloading maintenance responsibilities from small IT team
  • Lowered monthly costs by approximately 25 percent, while increasing reliability and gaining new collaboration capabilities
I can't put a dollar amount on the peace of mind that the redundant architecture in Cisco HCS gives me as Director of IT.
- Eric Heidrich
Director of IT, Perspectives Charter Schools