Top 10 Features of a Modern Student Management System

Bree Jackson
Sep 19, 2018 · 2 min read

The first question you probably have is what is a Student Management System (SMS)? Consider is a central and essential management system for Higher Education Providers (Universities and Colleges). Majority of the population have become reliant on the need to access information on the go; Students, Lecturers and Administrative staff are no different. No one enjoys wasting precious time searching a variety of channels for information. Any modern Student Management System should facilitate these requirements using the below key features:

Applications & Recruitment: SMS should allow strong connections built with prospects from lead to closed-won.

Timetabling/Resource Planner: Avoiding conflicts and assisting clear forward planning for student and staff.

Student 360 Degree View: Visibility of all interactions with students from start to finish.

Fees, Scholarship and Funding: Minimize delays in application processing by collecting and reporting appropriate eligibility criteria.

Student & Faculty Community: Allow students and faculty to control their own portals.

Compliance Reporting: Region-specific reporting

Course Administration: Manage, Create, View and Update courses.

Manage Sessions and Attendance: Track and record attendance.

Location Management: Provide facilities to define rooms/locations.

Why is Student Management Systems important to us? Currently, we have the ability to custom Salesforce1 platform solutions, as well as integrating Salesforce with a range of systems (on-premise and in the cloud). Our expertise has seen us use our skills to customise the Salesforce1 platform and build on top of their Higher Education Data Architecture (HEDA). Thus was created, a modern SMS that caters to Higher Education providers and offers the above features and more.

wdcigroup

WDCi build solutions on the Salesforce platform. Our application RIO Education is a student information system built on the Salesforce Education Data Architecture (EDA).

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wdcigroup

WDCi build solutions on the Salesforce platform. Our application RIO Education is a student information system built on the Salesforce Education Data Architecture (EDA).