We’ve all heard the term ‘ERP’ being used in the business world or when conversations about school management come up. But what is ERP? Just in case you’re not in touch – it stands for Enterprise Resource Planning; the main objective of ERP is to replace old systems for resource planning with one integrated system to provide updated and improved functionalities.
In the educational field, an ERP comes with the integration and automation of each administrative capability. It’s a complete suite of software that can carry out pupil admission, handle their attendance, exams and tests, staff payroll and much more. A lot of schools were used to having different systems for finance, purchasing, inventory, warehouses, HR, maintenance, etc. With ERP, you can manage all of it on one platform more easily and efficiently.
Here’s how ERP can help your school succeed:
Makes your admission process simple
You must be aware of how complicated and long the admission process can be for both parties. Each application has different pieces of information regarding the candidate whether it’s their date of birth, high school score or gender. If you’re manually doing this, it requires you to go through each of these details for every candidate. That’s a lot. As they say, time is money so why not save some and also make the process more efficient. The ERP system shows all necessary components in a single place, making the process much faster. While we’re talking about admissions, you can also explore 5 practical tips on how to improve the enrollment rate of your school.
School ERP software gives individual portals for you to access notifications, information and updates for each stakeholder. Students can download or upload assignments, access time tables, and exam notifications, fill out their details, pay fees and bills, etc. from the portal itself. Teachers can view all of their students’ details, check their assignments, give feedback, etc. This way communication increases between students, teachers and parents.
Teaching time boosts up
Why do educational institutions exist? What do teachers do? Teach! Simple. When you implement an ERP to automate your school process, it saves a lot of time for teachers. They don’t have to spend more time on trivial tasks such as attendance marking, timetable maintenance, assignments distribution to individual students, course execution records, etc. The time that is saved can be invested in enhancing teaching skills and improving the course execution process and its duration.
Centralized data management
It’s obvious that educational institutions have to store tons of information about students, books, exams, schedules, and plenty of other data. With an ERP solution, you don’t have to go looking for your data in different places because they’re in a common system. The software makes it possible for you to share stored data across all departments with a few clicks and update on short notice without any hassle. This gives you better control of internal and external communication in your institution with minimal communication gaps.