Take full advantage of your school transportation software and enhance its performance by connecting it to complementary solutions. Certain softwares simply go together like bread and butter as they feed off each other’s information. This not only maximizes their use but also eliminates unnecessary repetitive work. Read ahead to learn the benefits of integrating SIS and payroll systems to fleet management softwares like Viafy.
SIS or “student information system” are cloud-based solutions that help schools register and manage student data in an orderly fashion. SIS picks up data points that include student attendance, behavior, progress, assessment records, payments, addresses, and so on.
One of SIS’s most notable advantages is that it reduces the time put into maintaining and organizing student records (G2). Another benefit worth mentioning is how it facilitates communication in schools as several community members can access the same student information, including students, parents, teachers, and even the transportation departments. SIS contributes to school administrators in cases where students transfer from one district to another, making it that much easier to share data among different school departments and school districts (G2). This tool helps everyone be on the same page regarding students’ schooling in an effortless way.
So why do SIS and fleet management solutions work like a match made in heaven? Well, routing is one of the most significant answers here. Building routes and assigning students to stops is one of the most time-consuming activities transportation departments deal with regularly. Yet, if you can import student addresses directly from your SIS into your routing software, you’re one click away from automatically assigning students to their corresponding route.
Another example for this perfect fit is anent apps that give parents tracking capabilities of their child’s bus location. These types of apps need to associate students with guardians and, in turn, send out credentials to the latter for them to access live tracking information. As you probably already know, SIS usually sorts this data. Hence pushing that data to solutions like Viafy’s Parent app is as easy as one-two-three.
If you’re using pen and paper to track, calculate and upload drivers’ working hours to your payroll systems, you’re not in for a walk at the park. Transportation directors are juggling between different activity types, accounting for overtime, registering sick and leave days, or simply preventing employee time theft. Transportation directors are in the dark if they can’t count on timesheets software to do the work for them. But let’s stay on the topic at hand. With a payroll/timesheets integration, you eliminate double entries but, more importantly, the need to calculate working hours into $$$. This process discerns the information entered into your timesheets solution and translates it directly into your payroll system, making it effortless for administrative staff to cut-off checks at the end of the month.
Integrations play a fundamental role in reducing your workload and keeping your information accurate and consistent throughout your organization. For more information on how our experts can help you make the most of your software solutions, contact us at
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