Integris or Pearson Phoenix - Advice Needed
The Student Information System our school have been implementing has numerous limitations and disadvantages, especially in the reports and data analysis fields. We are now considering changing the System and would like to receive advice and suggestions from other schools who are satisfied with their system, a user-friendly, ‘smart’ data analysis interface that converts raw data into a management well-informed decisions tool.
In addition to the regular enrolment, attendance and grading data, we are looking for a system that does the following:
1. Smart attendance absconding reports: a report that highlights missing students from a specific class (ditching)
2. Grades’ Analysis: a statistical report on grades by subject, grade, teachers, …. Including averages per class, deviation, ….
3. Enrolment for the coming year: our present system does not allow us to enrol students for the coming year until we ‘roll-over’ our present students – which only happens end of June.
At present, we have had high recommendations for Integris and Pearson Phoenix ; can you please send me a brief about the system your school is using, your advice onto what factors to consider, and your recommendation as we are trying to collect end-users reviews to avoid the ''perfect vendor presentation" trap where decisions will be based off a 2 hour presentation given by each company which, while being informative, will be biased towards the good points of their products. We need to get an idea on what these products are like in real world use. Could you please leave any comments, advantages, disadvantages, you may have had using Integris or Pearson Phoenix , in particular if you have had experience of more than one of these MISs and can provide any comparrison observations.