2019-07-09 07:07:09

Making a business case for EdSmart

By Sam Sapuppo
Schools Advisor Sam is a committed educationalist who believes in the transformative power of community. Through his 30-year involvement in the leadership team of a prominent educational institution in Melbourne, Sam uses his extensive knowledge to help school workflows and processes run smarter.

Part of the process for introducing new technology into your school involves pitching the benefits, features and cost advantages to a number of key stakeholders. Once these stakeholders are onboard, then it’s just a matter of getting your technology up and running.

While all technology is different, we’ve compiled a list of rationales that specifically relates to the advantages of an online School Organisation System (SOS) – namely EdSmart – with the rationale categorised according to the interests of various school stakeholders.

As you plan your budget and more digital implementations, consider the information below (also available as a downloadable document) to be your supporting partner for turning your school into a smarter school.

Your business case starts here...

for the Principal + Business Manager

  • For every 100 students, you save in excess of $1,200 over and above the cost of your EdSmart subscription. If you have EdSmart Transform, your savings are much higher.

for the Principal + Business Manager + Deputy Principal

  • Archiving – legal and historical record-keeping, safe and secure.
  • Compliance – legal and school policies ticked off, logged and recorded.
  • Workflows – all approvals enacted quickly and with ease.

for the Principal + Human Resources Manager + Deputy Principal

  • Get teachers teaching – a teacher’s time away from students is a school’s most costly resource.
  • Templates and responses – for simple and straight-forward administration.
  • Reminders and follow-ups – clearly sighted and automatically performed.

for the Principal + Human Resources Manager + Deputy Principal

  • ‘Busyness’ and excessive administrative responsibilities are the number 1 and number 2 staff morale issues in all schools.
  • Teachers love working with their students directly – give them the time to do this.
  • Technology has promised to free staff from tasks but in many cases, has instead added to workloads – EdSmart is technology that delivers on its promise of giving back time.

for the Principal + Community Relations Manager + Communications/Marketing Manager

  • Parents live in the real-world of digital engagement – what does your communication and engagement say about your school?

for the Principal + Environmental/Sustainability Officer

  • For every 100 students, you save at least $1,200 over and above the cost of your EdSmart subscription. If you have EdSmart Transform, your financial savings are much, much higher. 
  • By using EdSmart, you can save not just a tree – you can save a whole forest.

The collective benefits of implementing EdSmart’s School Organisation System speak for themselves. To get your school up and running, email sales@edsmart.com

Make a business case for EdSmart – download here


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"Our parents love the immediacy of EdSmart and we now average between 95% and 97% response rate within a week of sending out a notice."
Burnside Primary, South Australia

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