• Do you spend most of your time on operational issues rather than on strategic matters?
  • Do you have to search through a mountain of records just to get a piece of information?
  • Do you spend inordinate amount of time on record keeping and ensuring its accuracy?
  • Do you give results at the end of the term or have to wait until the resumption of the new term for parents/guardians to know the performance of their wards?
  • Are you limited to a fixed number of tests, exams, continuous assessments etc for students
  • Do you know the financial performance of the school at the click of a button?
  • Do you have to physically receive evidence of bank lodgment or have to physically hand over receipts for fees paid to parents?
  • Do you easily aggregate scores and derive their grades without errors?
  • Is it possible for you to re-generate all the school activities at the press of a button?

Then you need EduSoft

It is our pleasure to introduce the Lite Edition of our international software, EduSoft, for educational institutions to you. The software is a product of our desire to assist schools, colleges and other educational institutions to easily capture and maintain proper records of school activities and to access these records in the most convenient way. It is also a product of collaborations with our co-developers in other parts of the world which enable us to use modern technology to solve business problems.

The deep desire to help schools led us to make findings regarding how schools keep their records and the challenges they face in the process of doing so. The first attempt to assist schools was far back in 2001 when we developed a software for Grays International College, Kaduna, Nigeria using Visual Basic in view of the challenges they were facing in keeping massive records of transactions. Since, then we have developed different software solutions to assist businesses in maintaining proper records of transactions and activities. What you have in this software, therefore, is a REAL SOLUTION, not another burden.

How we are different from others

EduSoft is different from others in the following areas:

  • It captures unlimited exams and tests(home work, continuous assessments, tests, terminal exams etc) and exam types could be taken several times, NOT just once.
  • It has unlimited facility for rating and assessing students on subjective criteria.
  • It is not just an educational software, it is also an accounting software: All-in-one
  • It has email support to communicate with parents securely
  • Entering data is not just through forms, you have table option or complete import from external sources.
  • It is fully customizable, user-friendly an intuitive. Hence, very easy to learn
  • The licence is perpetual. Paying for support after the guaranteed one year support is left to you. Hence, affordable
  • It has full support; having being developed locally(by System Consult) with international partners
  • It has self-help facilities etc

Developers

EduSoft was designed and developed by System Consult for schools in Nigeria. However, since the standards in Nigeria are universal, the software can be used anywhere in the world to solve the challenges schools are facing in today's fast-paced world.

This school software is a web-based application that runs on even laptops and phones. Hence, You do not need a gigantic infastructure to set it up. You could have it on your website and access it on any device. You could also have it on any system in your school and access it over your Local Area Network(LAN) or Wide Area Network(WAN)

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Among the challenges that the EduSoft School System helps you overcome include:

  • Inability to make well informed decisions due to lack of timely and accurate information
  • Inability to gather all data/information in a single place for easy access
  • Difficulties and pains in obtaining vital information on fees payments, oustanding fees, bank balances, student performances, attendance, cost of running the institution etc
  • Pains in the collation, sorting and analysing large volume of transactions
  • High level of management involvement in tactical and operational activities
  • Inability to securely communicate student performances to parents/guardians
  • High cost of printing receipts, certificates and other stationeries
  • High cost of purchasing registers, forms and other books for the manual recording of transactions
  • Pain, difficulties and errors in the computation, aggregation, grading and collation of scores in various tests and exams
  • Pain, difficulties and errors in the manual recording of transactions
  • Large volume of paper-work arising from non-automation/partial auto-mation of processes
  • Errors in the manual recording of transactions


Even where you have a school software these challenges are not uncommon:

  • Difficulties in understanding the flow of the software
  • Large manual work inspite of automation
  • The software creating more problems than it is solving
  • Difficulties in incorporating different tests, homework, exams in the terminal results
  • Inability to capture all the tests, assignments, exams etc undertaken by students
  • Inability to export data in csv, excel or text format for further uses(e.g analysis, reconciliation etc)
  • Complex and difficult to use software
  • Lack of adequate support from the developers of the software etc

Features

This software allows you to capture student details easily through three sources: Form Input, where images are captured; Table Input to quickly capture lot of students at once and Data Import.

Please note that the details captured here will be used in other parts of the application. Hence, it is important to ensure that they are accurately captured at this point

EduSoft captures various activities by students including attendance, transfer/movement from classes, exit from the school, termination, discipline, achievements etc. This way, a complete record of the student is maintained in the application.

The power of this software is its flexibility. The application gives you the flexibility of conducting series of exams and collating this seamlessly: You even have the option of excluding any from the terminal result, while still maintaining the record in the system.

In addition to capturing the scores from the various tests, continous assessments, home work, exams etc, the software allows you to rate the students on subjective criteria and allows the teachers to include comments for each students in the result slips.

It is normal for scores to be graded and this software gives you the opportunity to do this in two ways. 1. Through the Grade Form and through the Division Form. However, it is what is defined in the Grade Form that is used in the terminal results.

Various fees will be charged by the school and these have to be posted to the various fees head for proper accounting and tracking. This software allows you to do this seamlessly as it allows fees to be defined per class and for students. It also gives you the opportunity to indicate fees payment instructions to parents.

Expenses will be incurred in the course of running the school. These include salaries, stationeries, fuel etc and all these have to be recorded in the books of account. This software enables you to record all these expenses. To record these, the software allows you to create expense categories, sub-categories and expense items.

Another important feature of this system is Data Import and Export.

Data Import allows you to easily capture data input from other sources other than through the keyboard. This was provided to allow you to import mass data generated by other means into the application without requiring you to go through the laborious form field inputs.

On the other hand, Data Export helps you to move data our of the system for further analysis and other purposes. This feature also allows you to send reports electronically to parents and print various reports

This facility is available in most of the forms and tables and useful for:

  • Integrating data from the system to other systems or to prepare other reports
  • Data analytics, though some of these are available in the system
  • Generating receipts, result slips and other vital pdf reports for printing and emailing

One of the most important engagements with parents is through email. Hence, this software has email support for payment receips, school results and other student activities.

This features allows you to interrogate the system and spool out reports without going through complex procedures. Hence, you have the opportuniy of getting just any information from the system in the most convenient way.

This software is not just for assessing students academic and non-academic performances, it is a full fledge accounting application. Hence, it generates your income and expenses and report your financial performance monthly or yearly as desired. It also gives you your bank/cash position at any time. All these are aimed at supporting effective decision making.