IST Products

Powering the future in edtech.

IST Products

Powering the future in edtech.

New challenges. New opportunities.

In a rapidly changing world where people and organizations become increasingly  dependent on digital technology, preparedness is key to keeping a high pace.  And this is where IST Products can provide an advantage. For over thirty years  we have been in the forefront of the digital evolution in school and childcare.  A commitment that continues as we support our customers and users in creating  tomorrow’s school and the educational environment of the future.

We call it Powering the future in edtech.

Changing the world. With code.

It’s true. With our solutions for administration, learning and scheduling we provide schools and childcare with the tools they need for creating an environment where everyone will have the opportunity to evolve and learn more. The better code we write, the better this learning  environment will become. Teachers and students will be able to work more efficiently and spend more time  on preparing for the journey ahead.

It is never “just code” we are working with. It is something with the potential to change the world. Because, our actions today will have an impact on schools, teachers and students for decades to come. So, if we do our job well, our code will help to build  a better future for us all.

Scandinavia’s leading edtech developer.

In a way, IST Products is the heart and soul of the  IST Group. This is where it all began some thirty years ago and this is where our generic core products are created and continuously developed. From here functionality for the modern school and the educational environment of the future is released to a growing world market where the generic products are adapted and modified to suit different local customer and user requirements.

Our focus is also on developing new functionality transforming and enhancing the possibilities of our products. We also have continuous and ongoing discussions with partners and potential resellers in various countries, to further expand our international offer. It is inspiring and it is challenging. It is also a reminder that there are many others – customers, partners and users – that are depending on us to deliver what we promised, in time. All the time.

IST Products Management Team

A holistic approach to integration

A key factor for creating a competitive enterprise today is the ability to integrate and expand your system, with both internally developed ones as well as systems from partners and third party vendors. For IST, with development being distributed throughout the group, it has been important to employ a holistic approach to integration and create a common way of developing and integrating software. Today, our development process and product strategy are flexible enough to be used for all integration needs and adaptable enough  to incorporate solutions designed to meet new and  future needs.

Cutting-edge  – from the inside out.

Using state-of-the-art technologies our developer teams and system architects work close together with product management to ensure that our solutions  always are up to date – also behind the scenes. Working at the forefront of technology, we are  constantly looking for new or better ways to improve our solutions, giving our customers and user better tools to meet the digital challenge.


A professional approach.

Customers and users are depending on our solutions to get things done. This means that their needs are our mission. Regardless if the customer is one of IST’s business regions with its people seated in another country or in the next corridor, or if it is a reseller or software vendor abroad, our approach is based on a truly professional customer–supplier relationship where our customers can rely on and feel safe in our commitments. We always have our minds set on customer value and we never promise more than we can deliver, and deliver what we promise, in time. In short, we treat all customers – internal as external – with the same respect and professional approach.

Great skills. That’s what matters

At IST, we encourage individuality and believe that diversity – not conformity – is the foundation for creating growth and a truly dynamic working environment. We are all different and unique. Our success comes from us finding ways of connecting, cooperate and collaborate, bringing our different experiences, knowledge, perspectives and personalities together – regardless of background, gender, culture, age, role or number of years with the company. Diversity makes us great and makes us a more dynamic, innovative and profitable company. Therefore, the only things that matters are your skills and your commitment.

A place to grow. And to develop.

IST is growing rapidly. Until 2020 the company  intends to employ one new co-worker every week.  Many of them will find a place at IST Products. Here they can benefit from a wide range of career  opportunities allow for everyone to grow both as  professionals and individuals, to develop oneself throughout the career and to always stay motivated and learn more. The IST career program offers two paths to go forward: The Leadership path takes you on a journey where  you develop your leadership skills and prepares you for the role as a leader in a company that is constantly moving forward. The Competence path is for you who strive to broaden and deepen your knowledge within a certain field of expertise to become the one people ask for advice,  who knows a little more about a specific interest  and expertise. Regardless of which career path you will choose,  working here will make you grow, and most certainly develop.

The future? Looking bright. 

Today’s schools are facing a massive challenge in creating the fully integrated and networked digital school. This is where IST has committed itself to make a difference. A commitment depending on the people developing our products, and founded on  our extensive experience from software development, our deep understanding of  the digital environment and our knowledge about school. This places us at the very center of the edtech evolution and with our digitalized,  modular, process oriented, automated and fully integrated products. We will continue  to be the driving force in the digital transformation, helping our customers and  users to create tomorrow’s school and the educational environment of the future.

Torbjörn Karlsson