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Educators and institute administrators are always on the search for solutions that lead to the betterment of their institute. Whether it is student performance, creative teaching methods or efficient management, with the increasing number of schools and colleges, it has become crucial to continue to update your system and be more efficient for a competitive edge.
A better management system directly or indirectly impacts every corner of an institute. That is why the focus of educators and administrators is moving towards education technologies that can simplify yet modernize their institutes by helping them in streamlining day-to-day tasks.
Student Information System is one such technology that offers 360-degree automation for better results and management.
Here are the top 6 important functions of Student Information System that you should be aware of:
- Advanced security
A student management system is a web-based (or cloud-based) software solution. By using this, all the data of your institute is saved online. Your SIS services team continuously works on improving the system to make sure that your data remains safe and sound. They also update the security mechanism and policies regularly.
Cloud-based SIS solution also offers a data recovery system through which you can recover your data in case it is lost.
- 24*7 access to data from anywhere
This is one of the most important aspects of using ERP in education. Anyone with SIS account or credentials including the admin, teachers, staff, parents, and students can log-in and check the information remotely any time they want.
However, not everyone will be able to access the information of your institute, only the people or groups you give the right to access.
It is especially beneficial for teachers. They can upload assignments, check on tasks, communicate with parents and make updates anytime they want.
- Online admissions
In this age of digitization where everything is online, if you are not using the online admission process, you are probably missing out on a huge opportunity. A superior quality SIS gives you the functionality of online admissions along with other digital functions.
With digital transformation, admission processes are simplified and ensure more results with less efforts. According to the Education Advisory Board, it is one of the quickest ways to boost enrollment rate.
- Better communication
A Student Information System is one of the best solutions to keep everyone associated with the school on the same page. Communicating with teachers, parents, students, and staff is easier and almost real-time.
With exclusive portals for students, teachers, and parents, it keeps them informed about all the ongoing and important activities of the institute. This increases the involvement of students and parents and their trust towards the authority.
For instance, if a teacher is not able to take the class on a certain day, the students can be informed in advance through the student portals.
- Easy payment processing
Today’s SIS market is filled with advanced features that can also help your institute to manage finances among other things. The right system with integrated payment processing will help handle all the fees and bill payment processes.
It allows parents and students to keep records of the fees paid, outstanding amount and other details. The all-in-one system not only helps parents keep track of tuition fees but also assists in employee payroll.
- Enhanced Support
To automate your daily activities with software is not an easy process. While it does take time to learn and adapt, the on-call support system from the SIS vendor makes it an extremely smooth and easy process.
How convenient is it to have a 24*7 support to handle any technical issues in your SIS?
The team provides initial training during the implementation process and also give you on-call support. This ensures that you never get stuck with any technical issue while using the Education ERP.