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Benefits of Biometric Time & Attendance for Schools and Colleges

Sep 4, 2019 12:57:27 PM / by SM Pack posted in Student Management System, Institution Management, Higher Education, Technology Trends, Time Management, Timeclock, Attendance, compliance, biometrics

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Eliminate Time Theft with Biometric Timeclocks

Jun 25, 2019 4:43:43 PM / by SM Pack posted in Student Management System, Higher Education, Technology Trends, Time Management, Timeclock, Attendance, compliance

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As a business owner theft is always a fear; we put systems into place to prevent losses, but have you ever considered the theft that could be happening right in front of you? Hourly wage employees cost companies $400 billion annually in lost productivity. Whether it's punching in early, staying late, or stretching hours, employee time theft is a real issue faced by employers everywhere. If you’re dealing with hourly employees you may want to take a look at your current processes.

Is Your Software Doing Enough?
Perhaps you don’t even use a time & attendance software, or maybe you do, but it only requires a personal pin code to clock in and out, which, is likely going to be used against you. Listed below are the various forms of time tracking, along with a percentage of average time theft:

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Key Trends Driving Innovation In The Point Of Sale Market

Jun 24, 2019 5:55:28 PM / by SM Pack posted in Point of Sale, Institution Management, Higher Education

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Technology is ever-changing; updates and new versions for your favorite mobile device happen daily, with an ever-present expectation to keep you 'in the tech loop'. But when we think of the business side of updates, why does the Point of Sale industry seem so behind? Consider the POS software in your business-when was the last time you upgraded? Statistics show that 70% of small and medium sized businesses haven't updated their POS for about 5 years. That is a major jump from the daily and monthly updates we see with our Apple and Android devices.

Point of Sale is changing with the times and innovation in POS technology is spreading to almost every industry. Of course any business or school needs a solution that will endure the test of time, but you also need innovation that your guests already expect. Read on to find out the three key POS trends driving innovation in the market today and determine where your system stands.

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Benefits of Electronic Data Capture

Dec 27, 2018 5:22:52 PM / by SM Pack posted in Cosmetology, Higher Education, Technology Trends, compliance

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As a company that is perpetually seeking to make products highly usable, it’s natural that we would apply that same scrutiny to how we develop and implement our software. For the past few years, we’ve been exploring one specifically onerous aspect of usability: the ubiquitous pen and paper data and signature capture. Our clients are eager to ensure that our data capture methods are secure and compliant with regulations, which often makes hard copies seem like the best choice. However, paper necessitates transcribing data (and lugging pounds of paper around), which makes electronic data capture seem like a valuable route to explore. We sought a method of employing electronic data capture that was secure and usable for our clients.

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Using SchoolVision to Improve Student Grades and Instructor Ratings: A Research Study

Dec 12, 2018 6:06:59 PM / by SM Pack posted in Student Management System, Institution Management, Higher Education, Time Management, Attendance, Mobile Grading, compliance

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The National Commission on Higher Education Attainment released its findings in April of 2012, addressing how faculty engagement with students can enhance retention and determination. It also highlighted the importance of faculty and student engagement and expressed an increased need for professional development opportunities that facilitate instructional proficiency using technology (Rhodes 2012).

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6 Things to Consider When Adopting a New Technology at Your School

Dec 11, 2018 4:49:59 PM / by SM Pack posted in Student Management System, Institution Management, Higher Education, Technology Trends, Mobile Grading, compliance

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Adding technology to an existing curriculum can have incredible benefits for both teachers and students. When used properly, online resources can increase student engagement, develop critical thinking skills, and help students collaborate more with their peers.

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Top 12 Advantages of Time and Attendance Software

Dec 10, 2018 4:30:12 PM / by SM Pack posted in Student Management System, Higher Education, Technology Trends, Time Management, Timeclock, Attendance

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Automated Time and Attendance software can help schools in many ways. There is no doubt that an attendance management system will help save time and money by eliminating a great deal of manual processes that are highly important and prone to error. With automated attendance, teachers can forget the worries of tracking and focus on more important issues in the classroom, but there is much more at play behind the scenes in administration.  Here we discuss the top 12 advantages of having automated attendance software in your school.

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90/10 Compliance for Cosmetology Schools: What you need to know

Oct 25, 2018 11:59:36 AM / by SM Pack posted in Cosmetology, Point of Sale, Institution Management, Higher Education, inventory, compliance

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Despite the ill-fated demise that constantly lingers among administrators, there is light at the end of the tunnel: SchoolVision is specifically made to maintain compliance with automated reports and 90/10 tracking.

The 90-10 rule refers to a U.S. regulation that governs for-profit higher education. It caps the percentage of revenue that a proprietary school can receive from federal financial aid sources at 90%; the other 10% of revenue must come from alternative sources. 

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Top 12 Advantages of Time and Attendance Software

Aug 17, 2018 3:29:05 PM / by SM Pack posted in Student Management System, Higher Education, Technology Trends, Time Management, Timeclock, Attendance

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Automated Time and Attendance software can help schools in many ways. There is no doubt that an attendance management system will help save time and money by eliminating a great deal of manual processes that are highly important and prone to error. With automated attendance, teachers can forget the worries of tracking and focus on more important issues in the classroom, but there is much more at play behind the scenes in administration.  Here we discuss the top 12 advantages of having automated attendance software in your school.

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Grading with Rubrics: Best Practices

Jul 31, 2018 2:38:43 PM / by SM Pack posted in Cosmetology, Higher Education, Attendance, Mobile Grading

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What is a rubric?
A rubric is a coherent set of criteria for students' work that includes descriptions of performance quality on the criteria. This idea may sound simple, but unfortunately, the definition of rubric is rarely demonstrated in practice.

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