WCBS, a provider of information management systems for international and independent schools, has announced the launch of true cloud service, HUB, to give schools help with information management.
The multi-tenanted solution provides schools with an alternative to servers, giving them access to school-specific software fully managed in the cloud. The Software as a Service (SAAS) provision means that schools will automatically receive instantaneous system upgrades in zero downtime, data backups, disaster recovery, and complete management of their software without having to do a thing. True cloud-based technology reassures schools that the system has been built especially for the cloud, meaning no third-party service provider or reseller is required.
It’s a significant step-change in school information management functionality and service support.
Through HUB, WCBS will provide schools with an intuitive school information management platform that can be customised to meet data and software needs. Features available include user-targeted reporting and analysis, multi-language provision, instant messaging capability, student assessment, online admissions, simple and secure integration with third-party software, mobile and multi-device application, and WeChat integration (for schools in China). This will allow the different users the ability to securely access only the school information that’s relevant to them, anytime and anywhere. It will also enable schools to communicate with parents in their local language or a choice of languages (including Mandarin, Thai and Vietnamese ,as well as English).
“There has been a big gap in the education market for true cloud-based technology,” says Emma Goodwin, CEO at WCBS. “This is next generation software and there’s been huge demand from schools for this so that they can focus their investment on teaching and learning rather than out-dated IT infrastructure. It’s a significant step-change in school information management functionality and service support for them, and WCBS is thrilled to be leading that change.”
More information is available from www.wcbs.co.uk