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1 The School Assistant Software Product Overview

2 What is the School Assistant software? It is a data-management software solution, intended to assist schools & colleges with their administrative, financial & reporting tasks! 2 It is made up of 5 distinct applications!

3 The 5 Applications of the School Assistant software? 3 1.The School Records – for data-capturing, analysis & reporting; 2.The Time-Table Generator – to compute a timetable for the school; 3.The School Book Manager – to manage the issuing of school-books; 4.The Mini-School Assistant – to provide parallel capturing of learner records and learner-marks/scores, without a LAN; 5.The Admin Tool-Kit – to assist with the IT-administration of the schools database,

4 This Product Overview will focus on these 3 Applications… 4 1.The School Records – for data-capturing, analysis & reporting; 2.The Timetable Generator – to compute a timetable for the school; 3.The School Book Manager – to manage the issuing of school-books; 4.The Mini-School Assistant – to provide parallel capturing of learner records and learner-marks/scores, without a LAN; 5.The Admin Tool-Kit – to assist with the IT-administration of the schools database,

5 Highlights of the School Assistant Software 1. Built-in Reporting Tool – to view, customize and analyze your all data records; 2. Integrated SQL Builder – to help you interrogate your learner records; 3. Calculated Test Marks – to compute learner-marks based on an algebraic equation; 4. Records Integrate seamlessly with other applications – no need to enter data twice; 5. Data can be exported to Various File-formats, include a Mail-Merge data source file for MS-Word; 5

6 #1. The School Records Application (by screen shots) 6

7 1. The Staff Tab Displays all Staff Records in your school 7 A list of all staff members, in your school A Built-in Report Browser, with URLs to various available reports

8 The Staff Record, consists… A comprehensive personal data, A digital photo, A list of subject(s) taught by the educator, per class, Work experience, Educators timetable and load, Leave and disciplinary record, Etc. 8

9 2. The Learner Tab Displays all Learner Records in your school 9

10 The Learner Record, consists… A comprehensive personal data, A digital photo, Detailed information on the learners next of kin, A list of subjects taken by the learner, A list of test scores and results, A learners account record of school fees, A list of library books loaned to the learner, A Leave and disciplinary record for the learner, Etc. 10

11 Query Builder for the Learner Records Use to interrogate the learner records, without any knowledge of SQL, Query results can be exported to various file formats, including a Mail-Merge data source file, 11

12 3. The Subject Tab A record of all Subjects (or Learning Areas) offered by the school 12

13 The Subject Record, consists… A list of all subjects (or learning areas) offered by the school, May create an unlimited number of subject-streams; May create an unlimited number of tests per subject, per class; Automatically generates percentages for each test, Automatically generates learner positions per subject, per class and per grade Allows for the test results to be locked-out, to prevent any alteration of the test- scores; 13

14 A Test-Record based on an Equation The School Assistant allows you to create a test-record whose test marks are computed based on a user-defined algebraic equation, The example below shows a test mark calculated as a sum of JUNE EXAMS (represented by E1) and TEST 2 (represented by T2). 14

15 A flexible way of Determining Learner Results 15 Select pass rules (list can be expanded to add your school rules) Set the pass-marks for each subject group

16 4. The Grade/Class Tab A record of all Grade & Class Records in the school 16

17 5. The Timetable Tab A list of all Class & Educator Timetables in the school 17

18 About the Reporting Tool It allows you to analyze your school data There is no limit to the number of reports that can be created/generated There is no limit to the type of reports and analysis that can be performed The generated reports are in HTML, which means you can view them using your Internet Browser and export them to various other software programs, e.g. MS-Excel, MS-Word and MS-Power Point View sample reports by screen shots… 18

19 Sample Report – Subject Record The Report below shows the distribution of learners per class doing Economics in Grade 10 19

20 Sample Report - Learner Tests The report below shows learner marks of all tests written for Northern Sotho 20

21 Sample Report - School Fee Account The report below shows the learners account details 21

22 Sample Report - Grade/Class Record The report below shows the age analysis for Grade

23 Sample Report - Class List The report below shows a class list for Grade 10.4 with 7 blank columns for anything 23

24 Sample Report - Statistical Report The report below shows a graphical class age analysis for Grade

25 25 #2. T HE T IMETABLE G ENERATOR

26 Highlights of The Timetable Generator Generates printable timetables Seamlessly integrates with the School Records for data-sharing No limit to the number of periods per day No limit to the number of days per cycle No limit to the number of educators, subjects and classes No limit to the number of combinations (or splits and ties) Uses a wizard layout, to ensure that you dont miss out on required data A subject (or learning area) may be taught by multiple educators, each assigned a certain number of periods per cycle, Part time or administrative educators, who are only available during certain periods in a day or cycle, can be accommodated, Educators can be reserved during certain periods, to ensure that they are available for such commitments like committee meetings and so on 26

27 Time-Table Generator Enables you to select the specific classes you want the time-table to be generated for (if not the whole school)… 27

28 Time-Table Generator Enables you to specify the number of periods per cycle for all your subjects (or learning areas), 28

29 Time-Table Generator Allows you to specify periods that should not be used for period-allocation, 29

30 Product Price R 10, (once –off), This includes, The School Records application, The Timetable Generator, The School-Book Manager, The Database Engine, The Mini-School Assistant module, The Annual Support Fee for the current support year cycle, and The Full Product License, This price is subject to change annually 30

31 Product Support Support Fee is R 4, 250 per annum, This includes: Quarterly upgrades and newsletters on development progress, Telephonic and/or support, Unlimited minor updates and bug fixes, Enhancement requests and assigning priority to each request, Assistance in solving your timetable and other unique problems, Only payable from the following support year cycle 31

32 Additional Services Report-Card – Development of your schools unique report-card is R1, 900 once-off. Data Conversion – Your existing school records can be converted into the School Assistant format for only R1, 400 once-off. This for an unlimited number of records from MS-Excel. The cost for all other formats will be quoted separately. 32

33 Additional Services, contd Onsite Support Services – We send someone to assist you with any software related problems you may be having. This is charged separately on an hourly basis. Onsite Training – An unlimited number of trainees may be trained on the software and charged a daily rate for it, where the school provides the facilities. 33

34 TRY before you BUY!!! We can offer your school the right to evaluate our software, for an unlimited period of time Only the School Records, Timetable Generator and the School-Book Manager are available for this FREE evaluation If support is required during the Trial period, these will have to be paid for accordingly, 34

35 Contact Details For more information, contact Or v isit Or call 011 – ; Thank you


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