Over the past few years, the 4th Industrial Revolution was at the forefront of discussions, especially in education. Fast forward to 2020, and COVID-19 has sped up the revolution in more than one way. Now, more than ever, every organisation operating within education must have a “Student Information System” (SIS). All types of institutions, whether a college, university, school, or training institution, will benefit from a system that not only rolls out digital transformation at their institution but in doing so, simplifies their daily operations. Academia SIS recently asked clients as part of a research study, which modules their absolute favourites were.
Of the over 20, these were listed as the top modules for educators and staff, the ones they benefited from the most. Here are the top four:
Online Admission Management
Many institutions have already gone digital with their admission process. Whether it is admission campaigns, inquiry management, or student applications, an SIS can manage. Academia SIS offers automated admissions as a solution, helping educators and staff to manage all the admission processes online, without hassle. Academia SIS takes it one step further, measuring targets, comparing data from previous years with current trends, and analysing data in order to make informed decisions within the institution.
Inquiry management with Academia AI Chatbot
Automated inquiry management saves an extreme amount of time and is always available for questions from prospective students. This increases reaction time, whilst saving admin staff time – leading to an increase in productivity.
This is made possible by Academia’s AI Chatbot. This SIS integrates this chatbot with your institution’s website, where students can ask various questions in relation to admissions, courses, etc. This chatbot not only answers all queries but also saves them in an excel sheet where you can keep track of these questions and note where following up is needed.
Report management with Smart Analytics
Institutions have endless paperwork, reporting, documentation, and more administrative work. And while it is impossible to do away with administrative processes, there is a way to manage them better. Through digitising academic processes, it becomes both faster and easier to generate reports, keeping track of every document whenever and wherever needed.
Academia SIS enables educators to organise their administrative processes seamlessly. The integration of administrative systems means staff can generate a report with a few clicks. The centralised database allows staff to set filters to access particular data, to gather data from other departments, and generate reports without the usual hours spent on data entry.
Interoperability with multiple software solutions
Interoperability refers to the software being able to communicate or work with other software programs, now as well as in the future.
This is useful in when:
- It is not possible to configure everything in one software.
- A customer wants to use previous software with which they are familiar.
- A customer wants some keep some functionality that is not available in the current version.
The interoperability feature also means vendors can integrate other software to fulfill customer’s needs.
Academia offers multiple integrations with software like Moodle LMS (Learning Management System) KOHA (Library Management System), Alfresco (Document Management System), Tally (Accounting Software), etc. Moreover, it is entirely compatible with other software as per the requirements of customers.
These are the most popular modules clients rave about, but there are many more that are both useful and beneficial.
Would you like to find out more? Get in touch for an obligation-free demonstration and you might find your favourite too!
This blog originally featured on Academia ERP’s website and was repurposed by Eiffel Corp.