How Is ERP Helpful From Student’s Perspective
An institute’s great asset are its students and it is an important part of institutional process to manage them. Student management requires a substantial skill and investment. Hence an ERP solution could really help in lessening the management work, beginning from recording of data, attendance, timetable, examination, reports, results etc. Apart from the institutional benefits, it is beneficial for students too, especially when in the era where everything is driven by technology. There are various aspects which when looked from student’s perspective proves an ERP to be advantageous for them. With an ERP in an institute, students get access to various aspects of the learning process by fetching different types of information. These days’ access to hardware/gadgets like mobile phones, tablets, laptops & desktops is really easy, thus, ERP proves to be furthermore useful in student development.
Some of these factors which are accessible and highly beneficial for the students are attendance, notification of updates, last minute schedule changes, assignments and much more. In a Good ERP system students can mark their own attendance if they attend a particular lecture or seminar etc. Also, accessibility & information can be made permissible according to the need by limiting power for students, for being safe from fraudulent activities and fake marking of attendance. A right kind of ERP may also help students by notifying regular updates regarding events, exams, lectures and other important schedules etc.
24X7 accessibility to technology is pretty much in trend now-a-days and hence learning process should also fall into the same category and students should be provided with the same to be kept updated. Assignments are preferred to be shared to students over triggered SMS or mailers which has again been made possible by ERP solution only. Also, it allows formation of communities which allow sharing of information between various stakeholders like faculty – parents, Parents –administration, faculty-students, administration-faculty, etc.
In systems like these, there is no time boundation for communication and students are immensely benefited in their learning processes. During holidays, or when on internship students can directly get in touch with teachers and mentors for personal guidance or mentoring. In some cases, they may also raise a request on student’s portal and teachers may resolve the same in the required time as decided or scheduled which brings an utter ease in the system as well as the learning process of the student.
ERP’s with providing for better communication not only brings an additional level of dexterity to the learning processes but also makes other day to day tasks easy to perform. This helps students in saving time usually spent in mundane activities like filling up various forms for processes like admission, exam, fee payments, etc.
Library is yet another feature of an education ERP system which allows the management of issue of the books, availability of the books, time duration of issue, penalty etc. Notification alerts on availability of the book which was unavailable at the time of requisition is also an add-on in some of the education ERPs.
Buying an ERP has favorable consequences for an institution, its processes and students therefore it is a beneficial step to implement an ERP for automating and streamlining the processes. It directly raises the bar of quality, efficiency and all the other scales over which the educational institutes are assessed. Adding technology to education makes us reap substantial returns. All the new facilities it offers improvises each technique used in ancient education era and brings in better results in education as well as its operations. It has been truly revolutionary for students and their learning.