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Run your School Better with ERP
Run your School Better with ERP
“Every generation needs a revolution” by Thomas Jefferson
Humans can never accept a monotonous life style and always strive to get more or improve whatever they have to bring some “revolutionary” changes in their lives. Every generation has a history of witnessing a transformation, our grandfathers saw political revolution like the Indian freedom struggle, and we are currently witnessing revolutionary changes in the field of science and technology. Earlier, things which were done manually are now done by computers or by different software. This technological transformation has affected every field including the educational sector. Educational institutes have adopted and implemented Educational ERP for better administration and to concentrate more on the area of their core competence i.e. delivery of knowledge.
ERP systems were basically developed for large corporations to ensure that the management of these large scale organizations is carried out without any problems. It manifested and customized with the passing time and as per the demands from other organizations and sectors; therefore, it has been modified to suit the needs of an educational institute like schools or colleges.
The functions of a school has not remain restricted only to academic activities, but has expanded and nowadays, the school management has to look after a number of things like the admissions, personal records of students and staff members, collection of total fees as well as the expenditure to make sure the administration of the institute does not go hay wire, thus an integrated Educational ERP system has become a primary requirement for the schools.
Maintaining detailed as well as an updated record of the students and staff members is the biggest challenge faced by the school management. A few years ago, when ERP systems were not so popular in the schools, the school authority had to maintain a record on the papers and was usually under constant pressure to keep it safe from the rat and moth menace.
Educational ERP, being an automated system creates a database in which personal records of students like address, birth date, monthly progress, assignment reports, etc are stored safely, without any risk of it getting damaged any manner. The teachers or any other administrative staff member will not have to create it manually, which is too hectic, this software does it for them. Thus, the teachers can focus and engage in effective delivery of education.
Fees collection is the most tedious task for a school accountant as he has to keep a track of fees collected from around 36 classes and hundreds of students. However, with its distinctive module, ERP system handles this task with efficiency. It can prepare customized balance sheets indicating the total fees collection class wise and section wise, moreover, it also prepares a detailed list of the defaulters. Thus, the person in-charge just has to supervise the functions in the accounts.
Never believe a person who says that technological advancement is the root cause of every problem. Look around and you will see how technology like Educational ERP has made lives easy for many individuals especially for the admin staff of a school.