Diagram showing the importance and result of well thought out Student Data Management.
The SIS is equivalent to an Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP system for a corporate customer. As such, many of the issues with ERP System Selection Methodology, implementation, and operation of an ERP system apply too.
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|1 Functions |
|2 Integrated Systems / Hosted Service |
|3 Upgrade Pitfalls |
|4 References |
These systems vary in size, scope and capability, from packages that are implemented in relatively small organizations to cover student records alone, to enterprise-wide solutions that aim to cover most aspects of running large multi-campus organizations with significant local responsibility. Many systems can be scaled to different levels of functionality by purchasing add-on "modules" and can typically be configured by their home institutions to meet local needs.
Until recently, the common functions of a student records system are to support the maintenance of personal and study information relating to:
• Handling inquiries from prospective students
• Handling the admissions process
• Enrolling new students and storing teaching option choices • Automatically creating class & teacher schedules
• Handling records of examinations, assessments, marks, grades and academic progression • Maintaining records of absences and attendance
• Recording communications with...