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As America Hits Milestone of 1,000 Incidents of Gunfire at Schools, Officials Seek Better Ways to Protect Students

National Safety Shelters sees sharp increase in demand for bulletproof pods to protect students, teachers and staff from active shooters.

PORT SAINT LUCIE, Fla. - December 20, 2022 - (

As the United States hits the alarming milestone of 1,000 incidents of gunfire in schools in the last decade, school officials are looking for better ways to protect children, including in-classroom safety pods from National Safety Shelters.

Despite traditional safety measures like security guards, metal detectors, pat-downs and more, armed assailants are penetrating school security perimeters and gaining access to classrooms, with deadly consequences. Everytown for Gun Safety, a respected group working to reduce gun violence, reports that this year, U.S. schools reached 1,000 shooting incidents since the group began compiling data in 2013. 

Those shootings resulted in 331 deaths and 698 injuries, in addition to creating pervasive anxiety and fear: Only 31% of parents of children in grades K-12 say they feel their kids are safe at school.

Teachers say that schools and classrooms provide little protection in the case of an active shooter.

"It's heartbreaking that teachers themselves describe students and faculty as 'sitting ducks' in the classroom," said Dennis Corrado, founder and president of National Safety Shelters. "Some school leaders are recognizing they need to provide better protection, and as a result, we're seeing a sharp increase in inquiries and purchases of safety pods from school districts across the country."

The Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety recommends that schools should "seek to create secure spaces within classrooms where students and teachers can shelter in case of an active shooter." National Safety Shelters' classroom pods offer precisely that - immediate and unbreachable "secure spaces within classrooms," with walls made of quarter-inch American-made NIJ Ballistic Level III steel - a material that can withstand the intensity of semi-automatic weapons.

Some school districts are taking these proactive measures and attracting the attention of safety-minded parents. After the Quitman School District in Quitman, Arkansas, invested in National Safety Shelters pods in all their classrooms, enrollment went up 20%.

Quitman superintendent Dennis Truxler recommends to all administrators and school boards that they "seriously consider adding classroom shelters to their schools" as a safety net against active shooters.

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About National Safety Shelters

National Safety Shelters offers Safety Pods, Safety Shelters, and Safe Rooms for instant protection from armed intruders, EF5 tornadoes, bomb threats, and even earthquakes. Visit to learn how National Safety Shelters can protect your school.

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Kensium Client, Avante Health Solutions, Wins Acumatica Customer of the Year for 2023

Kensium Client, Avante Health Solutions, Wins Acumatica Customer of the Year for 2023
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Avante Health, is Acumatica's Customer of the Year.

 Kensium proudly shares that their client, Avante Health Solutions, has been announced as the Acumatica Customer of the Year 2023. This award highlights the accomplishments of Kensium's work with Avante Health to implement Acumatica's ERP solution, creating a "single source of truth" to bridge platform management across many branches and specialties. 

Avante Health Solutions is a single-source medical, surgical, and diagnostic imaging equipment provider, including sales, service, repair, parts, refurbishing, and installation. Six branches of the Avante organization offer these services to meet the needs of hospitals, clinics, and medical practices across the United States. Because each branch has its customer base, goals, and sales targets, Avante Health Solutions required a consolidated view of how each branch accomplished its goals and impact. They also desired more collaboration between branches and a solution to the disparate data that made reporting difficult. 

To meet their needs, Kensium implemented Acumatica, a modern, cloud-based ERP that integrates with each branch and creates a single source of truth for the entire organization. In addition, Kensium developed custom reports and dashboards for real-time monitoring of Avante Health Solutions operations. Acumatica's ERP made this possible by providing a flexible, customizable solution to centralize disparate systems and create a 360-degree view of the organization.  

Kensium utilized Acumatica's robust set of modules to increase visibility across each branch, collect sales and service data, streamline operations within each branch, and generate custom reports based on a real-time data sync between front-end and back-end systems. With Acumatica, Kensium could leverage Acumatica's features to integrate Cash Management, Accounts Receivable, Purchasing, Inventory, Sales Orders, and Deferred Revenue in the following modules to satisfy Avante Health Solutions' business goals. In addition, they also leveraged modules for Tax Management, Contract Management, Customer Relationship Management, Field Services, Work Order Processing, and Rental Processing to bring the solution into a comprehensive platform that enabled Avante's continued success and growth.  

Kensium worked closely with the project stakeholders to document the business processes and find the right balance between existing processes, Acumatica's best practices-based systems flow, and new, innovative ideas. In addition to enabling Avante's continued, aggressive growth, Kensium also created a standardized implementation process for each branch to meet the complex and aggressive implementation goals of Avante's senior management.  

Our Kensium's relationship with Avante Health Solutions continues into 2023 with the integration of Acumatica's Project Accounting and Billing modules in Q1. To streamline operations and provide best-in-class service, our Kensium's Implementation Delivery team members travel for onsite sessions to work with Avante to identify new opportunities, leveraging Acumatica further and improving their processes. Through this collaborative work, these meetings have established many process improvements identified and implemented over the past 12 months by utilizing existing features and sometimes adding new features like Project Accounting. 

"Avante has been an incredible partner over the years.  They use every aspect of Acumatica as a technology platform they can rely on and leverage for growth and innovation.  Acumatica has become an integral part of their success, and we have been privileged to work with them to help them get there.   

We look forward to the future, where we can discover new ways to help Avante continue its incredible trajectory together.  Congratulations, Avante!" 

- Paul Prickett, CEO, Kensium 

About Acumatica 
Acumatica is a leading cloud business management software provider that empowers small and mid-size businesses to unlock their potential and drive growth. Built on the world's best cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, it delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications, such as Financials, Distribution, CRM, and Project Accounting, powered by a robust and flexible platform. 

About Avante Health Solutions 

Avante Health Solutions is a single-source medical, surgical, and diagnostic imaging equipment provider. This includes sales, service, repair, parts, refurbishing, and installation. Avante is making it easier and more affordable for every hospital, clinic, and medical practice to have the best equipment, supplies, and service. 

Contact Information:
Mike Davies
Director ERP Sales
[email protected]
(877) 536-7486

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