The com­plete school in­for­ma­tion sys­tem

The Australian Education Reporter - - EDUTECH -

SEN­TRAL Ed­u­ca­tion be­lieves that ev­ery school is im­por­tant.

“Schools ed­u­cate and nur­ture our most pre­cious re­source,” Sen­tral di­rec­tor Ge­off By­ers said.

“We help schools pro­vide the best ed­u­ca­tion for ev­ery child in their care by de­vel­op­ing great soft­ware that rev­o­lu­tion­izes stu­dent man­age­ment.”

Us­ing Sen­tral, staff have ready ac­cess to data that in­forms teach­ing and learn­ing, stu­dent and school ad­min­is­tra­tion through a com­pre­hen­sive suite of 36 in­ter­re­lated mod­ules.

With Sen­tral, data is ag­gre­gated to paint a clear pic­ture; it’s not iso­lated in dif­fer­ent places or un­con­nected sys­tems.

“In­te­grated data re­duces re­dun­dancy and repli­ca­tion, sav­ing staff valu­able time and mak­ing it avail­able to all that need it, any­where, any­time and on any de­vice,” Mr By­ers said.

“The Sen­tral so­lu­tion ad­dresses the data de­mands of to­day and into the fu­ture as it con­tin­ues to grow.

“In­built re­port­ing fil­ters that use se­lec­tions from drop down lists mean school staff can get the data they need at any time with­out the need for spe­cial­ist com­put­ing skills or a ded­i­cated data­base ad­min­is­tra­tor.

“Any­one that can use an in­ter­net browser can use Sen­tral, our schools say ‘it just works’.”

Ready ac­cess to mean­ing­ful data means staff spend less time col­lect­ing and col­lat­ing data, leav­ing more time to iden­tify trends and take ac­tion.

Schools can also en­gage the com­mu­nity with tar­geted in­for­ma­tion to par­ents and stu­dents via the stu­dent and par­ent por­tals and na­tive mo­bile app.

His­tor­i­cal data is al­ways avail­able within Sen­tral, al­low­ing trend anal­y­sis over time for a stu­dent, class, year or the en­tire school.

This be­comes an in­creas­ingly pow­er­ful re­source to in­form ex­ec­u­tive plan­ning and prac­tice.

“All mod­ules are con­fig­urable to meet lo­cal needs be­cause we know that ev­ery school has unique re­quire­ments,” Mr By­ers said.

“We also pro­vide un­sur­passed in­te­gra­tion with other sys­tems so schools can choose to have an end-to-end Sen­tral sys­tem or in­te­grate ex­ist­ing cor­po­rate or en­ter­prise sys­tems with Sen­tral for seam­less data flow that elim­i­nates dou­ble data en­try.

“Sen­tral has pow­er­ful pur­pose-built so­lu­tions for sin­gle schools, multi-cam­pus schools or en­ter­prise groups, de­liv­ered in a scal­able and ro­bust sys­tem that can be hosted on premise or via the cloud.”

The Sen­tral sys­tem con­sists of a broad range of ‘mod­ules’ each de­signed to man­age the data and func­tions re­lated to spe­cific ar­eas of school, teacher and stu­dent ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The mod­u­lar sys­tem af­fords some flex­i­bil­ity, whereby mod­ules can be turned on or off or re­placed by an ex­ter­nal sys­tem us­ing a va­ri­ety of in­te­gra­tion points.

Sen­tral is 100 per cent Aus­tralian owned and de­vel­oped, so cus­tomi­sa­tion is also pos­si­ble to en­rich a par­tic­u­lar school or group de­ploy­ment.

“Our vision is to em­power stu­dents and teach­ers to be the best they can,” Mr By­ers said.

“The Sen­tral suite as a prod­uct and our ded­i­cated teams of devel­op­ers, ed­u­ca­tion con­sul­tants, cus­tomer re­la­tions and help-desk staff work to­gether to make that hap­pen.

“That’s why we are the trusted so­lu­tion cho­sen by 1800 schools around Aus­tralia.

“Talk to us to find out how we can help your school meet your goals and be the best you can be.”

More in­for­ma­tion can be found at: www.sen­tral.com.au.

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