Technology and computerization has taken over multiple platforms over the years, aiming to get various tasks/activities to be carried out more efficiently and precisely. Before the age of computerization, Tasks were carried out manually which was achieved through employing a lot of manpower and workers and now, most of these are being performed by the brains of the computers. Companies have been designing softwares which are aimed at providing the businesses certain products with innovative tools and features, aimed at easing their administration and operations and hence, increasing their overall productivity. One such kind of a software is the School Management System (SMS). Schools, being a large entity, is somewhat difficult to administer due to its many students and various departments such as accounts, admission etc. School management software are intended and settled for decreasing the added pressure of data management from school. They mechanize every management of exam, result, homework, and fees and notification facility is also provided to the users.
The School Management System provides an array of useful tools and features, specially aimed at increasing the productivity of the schools and making them more efficient.
Features like student management gives the control from student admission to student promotion. A whole record of a student such as student portfolio is maintained since the time he is admitted in the school.
During exam seasons, it can be a hassle from preparing the question papers to grading the paper and sending the marks to the students. The exam management feature gives a person all control from question paper
to send exam mark by text.
The class management feature provides a teacher with the ease to control multiple sections under a certain class. It equips the teacher with the ability to upload the school academic syllabus and various study material. It also helps in generating the attendance report of all the students.
Managing the accounts and making the sure the finances are being managed properly is a vital for any business/school. The fee management feature gives you all control from invoice generation for student fees to set an accountant for fees management. All the payments by the students are recorded and it also manages the expenses.
Another feature in the collection is the library management feature which helps in organizing the books by class, issue books from the school library and setting a librarian by giving an operator the control.
The SMS Alerts is an added feature which will keep the parents updated on every step of the way. Parents will be alerted through automated SMS Alerts in case of the absence of their child. Admin will also have the liberty to send SMS notification about the pending dues, payment received, holidays and much more.
HR and Payroll Management
Another added vital feature is the HR & Payroll Management. It basically performs the function of filling new and open positions with suitable and qualified candidates and helping employees manage
Parents can access real‐time information from anywhere of the word about the student progress in school through Parents Portal so the parents can be
updated on their child’s progress at the school.
A record of the student’s leave or vacations is important to maintain for the school. The ultimate leave management feature efficiently manages and
records the student’s sick leaves, vacations or any other statutory leaves.
Last but not the least, All the matters of the school administration such as school transport, sending private messages to users, customizing the school
information, setting online payment information and many more of these come under the umbrella of the School Administration feature.
These are some of the many beneficent features of School Management System. In Pakistan, these softwares are somewhat a bit alien among the schools with not many schools being familiar with and using the mechanized system. But recently, things have been changing as the owners of some private schools becoming aware of the product. Many Universities and Colleges in Pakistan are specially using this SMS which are being engineered in the country. Due to its exponential potential, several developers have been emerging the country which are coding and designing this and many other useful products for businesses.
There are a handful of software houses which are providing the school management software as of now. The Next Rex (Pvt) Ltd being the leader in the software market providing with economical products.
The School Management System by the Next Rex (Pvt) Ltd, a Pakistan based company, with a group of talented developers have been said to be the best in the country in terms UI/UX and its extremely affordable price. Their product is very user-friendly with a few complications and the consumers get to enjoy this at a comparatively cheaper price.
It is hoped that in the future, more people will invest in this and will come towards mechanization as it is an healthy investment, resulting in better productivity and less wastage of money.