The ever-increasing presence of technology has transformed the way that students learn and classrooms operate. From taking notes on laptops, submitting assignments online and utilising digital whiteboards during class, technology has allowed students and teachers to make the most of their learning experience in an efficient way.
The benefits technology can bring are also available to those working in the administration side of education. With the development of student information management software, many manual tasks can now be performed with greater speed and accuracy, enabling staff to create far more efficient processes in the workplace.
Change is often perceived as difficult and uncomfortable, especially if internal processes are familiar by staff who don’t see the value in disrupting their regime for something they know little about. But the benefits of integrating a student information management system can see a great reduction in menial, paper-based tasks such as managing various student forms to delivering examination results.
So what benefits could be brought to your workplace with such information technology?
SIS Student Information Management Software
A Student information system will act as a Customer Relation Management system and form the foundation of streamlined, efficient and accurate school administration processes. Data management can commence from the time a parent makes an enquiry on behalf of their child, right through to student graduation. A central system that collects and recalls data in a matter of seconds will save your staff from carrying out time-consuming tasks such as writing, storing and locating documents when needed.
The ease of integrating a student information management software with a variety of other systems you currently have is now easier than ever before. Without integration, schools face issues where the absence of data sharing between systems fails to illustrate the entire picture of each student. Many point solutions lack the capacity for integration and the ability to evolve and grow with your organisation. Systems are now available that can successfully integrate with enrolment and fee-paying systems, attendance records, timetable selection and recognise academic achievements. Not only does this streamline your processes and make for a more efficient workplace, but reduces overhead costs associated with IT management.
School administrators are aware of just how often they rely on parents to obtain crucial student information, while also having to provide parents with information such as reports and attendance. Managing and locating this data can be time-consuming, with delays imminent due to the reliance of various parties. Thanks to student information management systems, parents are now able to access requested information in the comfort of their own home, by utilising portals that contain up to date information. Such portals will also eradicate paper trails involved with permission slips and payments, in a quick and secure way.
Ease of Management
Self-hosted software solutions are always accompanied by the need to manage the system and diagnose any issues which arise. The benefit of SIS student information management software is that it is cloud-hosted, meaning these often cumbersome responsibilities can be transferred to a specialised third-party team. Not only does this create more time for your staff members, but can reduce the costs associated with implementation, thanks to scalability between schools.
Replacing paper-based processes with a digital solution brings greater security to your workplace. User access permissions can be granted for each individual who possesses a login to ensure only those authorised can manage specific data, whilst also ensuring important documents are never misplaced.
Harnessing the power of technology both inside and outside the classroom is crucial in an ever growing and demanding marketplace. Streamlining your processes will bring greater efficiency, accuracy and security to your workplace while enabling your staff to spend more time on what counts: the students.