Committed to educating individuals within society, schools focus on preparing and qualifying our future generations for work, teaching them values and morals along the way.

It goes without saying really: the education sector is extremely important.

However, managing a school is not an easy task and requires a large workforce with clever technology. With responsibilities such as admission, attendance records, payroll, examination results, recruitment, and more to consider, it can all start to get complicated.

Thankfully though, technology has advanced greatly, and the way schools manage with multiple responsibilities has undergone a significant change.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) mitigates the ongoing complexities of the education sector in a better way. It enables all educational facilities to manage their end-to-end requirements, achieve maximum efficiency, and ultimately, improve decision-making.

With that said, here are the benefits of having an industry-specific ERP in the education sector.

Simplify admission processes

The admission process in schools and other educational facilities are often long and complex. Each application consists of many pieces of information per student. This can include their date of birth, grades, specialisation, and more. All of these records must be checked to determine the candidate's eligibility.

If sorted manually, this procedure to enroll the best-fit students can become extremely time-consuming, and quite tedious to say the least.

Although, with the help of an ERP, you can make things a whole lot easier. The system will display all the necessary elements in a single place, making the accreditation process a breeze with accessibility and speed.

Centralise data management

It is no surprise that schools need to store tremendous amounts of information about students, lesson plans, timetables, books, and plenty more. With secondary schools, there may be various branches and departments that all need tying together as well.

An ERP solution can integrate across an entire school, making the process of data management simple. The software enables the sharing of information across all required departments to keep teachers, staff, and students updated on the things they need to be aware of.

In short, ERP for the education sector allows for better control of information without experiencing any communication breakdowns, whether that be internally or externally.

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Enhance data security

Sticking with the topic of data, school records hold sensitive information that must be kept secure.

Every school keeps records of students for the ongoing academic year, as well as for teachers, books, and other resources. An ERP can store these enormous amounts of data securely, with backups to preserve the information.

Improve resource management

In order to operate effectively, giving students everything they need for a great education, schools require a large number of resources. From textbooks to technical equipment, curriculum materials, and more, schools have a lot to maintain for hundreds, sometimes thousands of students across many classrooms.

Fortunately, ERP puts an end to manually maintaining resource databases. It can assist by tracking real-time inventory and resource usage, which enables schools to optimise operations, as well as allocate and monitor all activities across the school.

ERP for the education sector with Nolan Business Solutions

At Nolan Business Solutions, we have over 30 years of experience providing complete ERP solutions, with development, implementation, and support. If you are in the education sector and looking to harness the power of ERP software, get in touch with our expert team today. We would love to hear from you.

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