A school information system is a software application that store and exchange information between the administration, students, staff and parents and other stakeholders involved.
Comprised of a gourmet of features, the system will improve your data accuracy and data security while saving you a significant amount of time, work hours and money in the long run.
Below are some of the features that come in a school information system.
Admission – Admission management feature of a school management system will take care of all the manual work related to the admission process. With this, the students will be able to apply for courses online then and there through your website, which makes the process faster and effective.
Attendance – The system comes with a module to help you track and manage attendance, not just of students but of teachers and other staff members as well. Thus you will not have to waste time in marking attendance every day manually.
Assessment – This feature will take the assessment process to whole another level. It will allow teachers to share assessments with the system so the students can access them anytime, anywhere from their desktop or mobile phone and submit them online before the deadline.
Contact information – With this feature, you will be able to manage and maintain all your students’ and staffs’ contacts details digitally. Thus you will not have to maintain manual spreadsheets, which usually takes a lot of hard work to maintain. Also, the feature will have tools that enable you to find any contact anytime with a few clicks making everything simple and easy.
Fee management - One of the significant struggles of educational institutes is fee management. Which is why the system comes with a comprehensive module dedicated to helping you manage student fees. It will have tools that will allow you to track student payments, accept payment online, process payment with many transfer services, notify students who are behind payment and more.
Examination - From preparing examination papers, holding exams, grading students, exam time tables to exam venues, the examination management feature of the system will make examination processes easy for the administration. This will also help students to access accurate information and updates regarding exams anywhere anytime.
Grading and academic progress – This feature makes keeping track of each student’s academic process easier than ever before. It allows you to automatically generate report cards and academic progress reports for students tallying in accordance with the parameters set by the administration.
Hostel management -The features comes with many tools that will let you manage all the aspect of your hostel. From rooms, goods to food menus, the feature will maintain records of your hostel. So you will be able to reduce wastes while making your hostel services streamlined.
Financial aid and scholarships - With this module, you will get the ability to track information on financial aid and scholarship programs that your institutes offer with respect to student accounts who benefit from the programs.
Library management – From issues, returns, circulation, fines and more, this feature will automate your library management process, so you don’t have to keep records of everything manually.
Notification system - From notices, announcements, payment reminders, report cards to exam reminders, the system comes with a module that integrates many channels including Email, SMS and Messaging and more.
In the modern digital business landscape, educational institutes have to embrace the new technology out there that can assist them in improving their service and academic deliveries to stay in the frontline of the competition. For such ambitious institutions, a school information system is one of the must-have tools in their arsenal.