social impact
in education

Introducing Crocus

We are Crocus – a technology firm that formed in January 2021 as a result of UPD Consulting spinning off its Tech Group. We have extensive experience in data, data use and technical solutions that build resilience into our clients’ ability to adapt to the rapidly changing conditions for teaching and learning. UPD Consulting will continue to provide the excellent management consulting services to which its clients are accustomed, visit them at

Building resilience starts with you

Crocus serves a variety of clients, including state departments of education, K-12 school districts, colleges, universities, and educator preparation programs, as well as nonprofit organizations, to build resilience and capacity for change in how they use data to improve equitable outcomes.

Promoting equity and diversity

As a Latina-owned technology firm, we remain committed to equity and social justice as leaders in the Ed-Fi, IMS Global and CEDS data standards communities and across the education interoperability movement.

We are dedicated to using data to accelerate the equity of opportunity for students, educators and stakeholders. We are particularly interested in creating opportunities for girls and young women to succeed in science, technology, engineering and math. We prioritize making employment and subcontracting available to women and minorities.

What’s in a name

Crocus is a flower that embodies resilience — it blossoms in every season and it’s the first flower to emerge, regardless of circumstances. In this way, Crocus prepares our clients to persist and to flourish in whatever season lies ahead.


In the future, we intend to bring to market purpose-built technology products that address social challenges.