Efficiency | Think about all the time your admissions team spends performing manual and administrative tasks per day. From entering data, exporting contact information, answering questions about admissions process to scheduling appointments, there is no time to be wasted rooting through a clunky software system. Consider how efficiently a system should work with your day-to-day tasks.
Accessibility | Your admissions team does not consist of one person handling all the tasks on a daily basis. That is why you call yourself a team. Your software system should accommodate all members of your team. Consider a system that shares data across one system that is accessible to all team members. This way no data, information or detail will get lost in the mix, and your team will work like a well-oiled machine. Dependability | Your software system houses all the important information that your team members need in order to do their jobs. From the personal information of incoming, current and past students, to daily appointments and tasks, you cannot afford to have your system crash. When choosing a software system, don’t only consider the system but consider the team behind the software. Choose a company with expert customer service that you can depend on, no matter the situation. Versatile | Admissions software is there to help you. That means finding a software that is tailored to your institute’s workflow. Define an admission process that maximizes your efforts and consider a software system that offers the tools that support the way that you work. Easy-to-Use Functionality | Eliminate the time spent getting lost in a complicated system. Training your team on a new system should not cost you time that could be spent assisting students and families. Consider a system with an easy-to-use and functional platform. It will save you time, and ultimately money. Now that you know what you should be looking for in an admissions software system, it is time to start considering your options. The Proof Group offers state-of-the-art software for admissions, academics and advancement for independent schools and small colleges. Discover super-human support paired with elegant software, tailored to fit your institution’s needs.
Steve is co-founder of The Proof Group with Ernest Koe and serves as the company Chairman and COO. He has over 16 years of experience on the operations, consulting, project management and service end of software development. Prior to that, Steve was an independent school teacher, coach and dorm parent.