Find out the difference the sERP School ERP Software Can Make
Data – a key advantage of School ERP Software
The use of school ERP software in automating processes, reducing human error and eliminating labour costs has been discussed extensively on the sERP blog. But there is another, albeit more silent factor, that is at play that most educational institutions fail to consider. All school ERP software is amassing data about how a school or college functions as it goes about its day to day tasks. It is inevitable – school ERP software is meant to master patterns. The first step in doing so is to recognise these patterns by collecting vast quantities of data on how a school works and then pinpointing trends and patterns that emerge from this information. It is what makes school ERP software so invaluable. Unlike humans, they are driven by data, not by opinions or inherent biases.
So why are more institutions in the educational ecosystem not utilising the wealth of information that is at their fingertips? Perhaps it is a lack of awareness of how to use this data or how it matters to them. Perhaps it is inherent inertia – a lack of desire to change the status quo. Perhaps it is fear of the unknown. How do we capitalise on something when we don’t know how to?
This blog aims to address some of the simple ways you can begin using the data your school ERP software already has to your advantage today. Find out how to when you read on.
The role of analytics in the educational ecosystem
Educational technology is not just about the latest gadget or tool you can wow students and parents with. Data is the secret weapon here that can be used to bring the educational ecosystem into the new age. Your school ERP software is collecting this information already – all you have to do is analyse it to understand your world more honestly and deeply. Analytics is driving entire industries, so why not education?
Analytics supported by data collected by your school ERP software can help make education more accessible, personalised, thoughtful and ultimately useful to students. The goal is not just to help people read and write well, but to give them the tools that will enable them to contribute to society in a meaningful way. Analytics can help define what these tools are and how we can get them into the hands of learners and future world builders.
The sERP Report Center
Your school ERP software likely has the capability to perform these functions. But if you are still trying to choose the right school ERP software for your educational institution, look for one that is flexible yet robust like sERP. sERP school ERP software understands the power of data and has created a dedicated reports module that allows users to access school-specific data to analyse in order to increase the efficiency of functioning. But it doesn’t just stop at the school level.
This school ERP software is capable of micro-audience analysis and generates reports down to the student level. Whether it is analysing financial reports or student trends the sERP school ERP software is your companion in understanding your educational institution better. How?
Below we go over some of the different types of report you can generate with sERP as examples:
Course or Batch Detail Reports
The Course or Batch Detail Report lists all active courses at your educational institutions, along with the number of batches offered and the number of students in each course. It is a way to get a bird’s eye view of what courses your educational institution offers, its popularity, and further, identify future courses you can offer based on this information.
Active Student Reports
The Active Student Report lists all the active students present in your educational institution, with admission number, admission date, batch, course, gender, and fee payment status for each of these students. It gives you an at-a-glance perspective on the student make up at your institution, helping you to make educated decisions on processes or programs that affect them.
The employee report gives you a comprehensive look at all active employees at your educational institution, along with their joining date, the department they belong to, the position they occupy, their current manager, and their gender. Your school ERP software will help you in making hiring decisions that answer the needs of your school according to data, rather than perception.
Former Student Reports
You’ll always call your school home and now your school ERP software makes that easier. The Former Student Report defines all former or archived students of the school, along with the student’s admission date, their leaving date, their batch, courses are taken, and the gender breaks up of these students over the desired date range. This helps you identify admission, graduation, and transfer students over a given period of time.
Former Employee Reports
The Former Employee Report defines all former or archived employees of your educational institution, along with their joining date, their leaving date, the department they were a part of, their employee position, their direct manager, and their gender.
Subject Details Reports
Reports are not just limited to personnel. The Subject Details Report lists all subjects being offered at your educational institution along with details such as the number of classes per week, the batch it belongs to, whether it is an elective, and whether it has an exam or not. The Employee-Subject Reports is another kind of report that can be generated that will also detail all the employees associated with a subject.
Employee Payroll Reports
The Employee Payroll Reports displays all payroll for active employees at your institution. You can also view these details for a specific department.
There are various fee-related reports that can be generated by school ERP software for your institution at varying levels of detail. Take a look at both fee collection reports and defaulters when you generate Batch Wise Fee Collection Reports, Course Wise Fee Defaulter Reports, Student Fee Defaulter Reports, or Head Wise Student Fee Reports.