Reporting Challenge 1:
Wrestling records from multiple systems
In our survey of more than 1,000 Australian education professionals, 70% identified maintaining accurate student records during the whole student lifecycle as a key challenge.
It’s no wonder when we see that schools with around 1200 students can have 14 or more different software systems running.
That’s 14 systems your staff use to find the information needed on any given day. And the average number of systems a school uses increases proportionately as its student numbers increase.
That’s where the problems start. Spending hours or days hunting down data, then confirming its accuracy and consistency drains staff productivity.
The more steps it takes to gather information, the more inefficient, error-prone, and time-consuming your reporting process will be. This also means there can be a lower level of trust in the information. How can you know it’s the latest and most accurate information on students?
With many schools saying they are aggregating data from disparate systems, this is a struggle that’s all too relatable for too many school admin staff.
Use one tech solution partner
Instead of having multiple disparate systems that do not integrate or talk to each other, one solution partner can help manage school records and systems as a single source of truth.
For example, when a school uses the SEQTA Learning Management System and Synergetic, a school MIS system, the two seamlessly connect. While SEQTA provides integrated wellbeing, learning and attendance management, Synergetic offers a whole-school solution for administration, fundraising, finance and student management.
Together, schools have a single source of truth for their essential student and community information. Data is easy to capture and access, which saves time for administrators, teachers and leaders.
Not only does a single source of truth vastly reduce the amount of time it takes to gather information, it greatly reduces the number of errors. With a single source of truth, schools can refocus the conversation around insights and action instead of debating accountability and accuracy.