A quick guide to choose the right education management solution for your institution
Let’s get familiar with the step by step process of reaching the right technology for automating your institute:
There are probably a few challenges that could be faced by you, while which you would start to consider automating your institute. These are as follows-
1. Report Generation: Creating and managing reports is one of the most tedious tasks for an institute. Accuracy cannot be compromised during the generation of reports since all the critical decisions are made over it. But by keeping it manual, there are several compromises one has to make over it.
2. Data Management: Data loss is another situation which needs more emphasis. Due to the manual processing, there’s always misplacement or loss of the data and the required data goes missing.
3. Lack of coordination: Coordination among internal stakeholders is mandatory for better productivity but some tasks such as keeping people in the loop, regular follow-ups, long approval flows etc make it very hectic. It also affects the timeline of the tasks.
4. Attendance Management: Attendance of both staff and students is a huge task to handle altogether. Keeping a track on it and updating people about it manually is almost impossible for larger institutions.
5. Finances Management: Fees collection and management of compensations, damages, petty cash, refunds etc are very critical to keep the institute going.
Here are some great suggestions on how you can meet the challenges by adopting the best fit ERP:
a. The right fit solution: A software that suits your institute perfectly should be chosen. It will depend on the requirements, the problems faced in various departments, the size of the institute etc. Considering all these factors will help you choose the right ERP.
b. Training: Training sessions for staff is another important process which should be undergone for using the ERP software the right way so that the use of the solution can be materialized.
c. Time- saving: The automation obviously saves a lot of time and money as well. The tasks are done automatically with the software and the staff just has to keep the track on the day-to-day tasks with very fewer efforts. The lowest manual intervention will help you invest your manpower in some more important tasks then managing the data.
d. Simplification: Attention towards every task can be eliminated because the software possesses the perfect algorithms to complete the task the right way. Hence rechecking the calculations, the listing of students, fee management, due dates -all can all done by the software itself.
e. Security: Security is pretty big of a concern which can be taken care by providing the accessibility to the right staff members only. The software allows the security check and logins customizations according to the requirements of the institute.
f. Reliability: The reliability over the software is the most important challenge an institute can face, one can go through the old testimonies for the software, its usages, past experiences and the popularity for shortlisting.
Are you unable to find the right solution because of the following factors?
a. Budget & cost: Education technologies always involve great cost, and of course it is varied by the size of the institution and its type. You will have to find the right balance of budget and customs requirements.
b. After sales support: After the implementation, support is the basic requirement for the institute, since these types of technologies require very effective support systems for smooth working. Good Support team along with right software will be of great help in long run.
c. Internet issues and the computer skills of the staff: New processes need to be added to train the staff so that the institute could reach the exact level of efficiency which is expected from ERP systems.
d. Customization: Every institute is one of its types, the institutes have their own process and ideas to management, therefore it is very important to create a customized system that could suit the Institute requirements very well.
Academia is the right solution to overcome challenges and success in managing your institute. We provide systems with the right cost that fits your pocket and benefits you enormously once implemented. (Know more at http://www.academiaerp.com/wp-content/uploads/product-sheet/Academia-Return-on-Investment.pdf ) Academia Provides the best support in the industry. (Look at the client testimonials, how: https://www.academiaerp.com/clients/ ). We provide training programmes off site and on site as per institute’s requirements.