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Eliminate Time Theft with Biometric Timeclocks

Posted by SM Pack on Jun 25, 2019 4:43:43 PM

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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Topics: Student Management System, Higher Education, Technology Trends, Time Management, Timeclock, Attendance, compliance

Key Trends Driving Innovation In The Point Of Sale Market

Posted by SM Pack on Jun 24, 2019 5:55:28 PM

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.

Intuitive Interface

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Topics: Point of Sale, Institution Management, Higher Education

Benefits of Electronic Data Capture

Posted by SM Pack on Dec 27, 2018 5:22:52 PM

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 methods of capturing data are secure and compliant with regulatory concerns—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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Topics: Cosmetology, Higher Education, Technology Trends, compliance

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

Posted by SM Pack on Dec 12, 2018 6:06:59 PM

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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Topics: Student Management System, Institution Management, Higher Education, Time Management, Attendance, Mobile Grading, compliance

6 Things to Consider When Adopting a New Technology

Posted by SM Pack on Dec 11, 2018 4:49:59 PM

 

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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Topics: Student Management System, Institution Management, Higher Education, Technology Trends, Mobile Grading, compliance

Top 12 Advantages of Time and Attendance Software

Posted by SM Pack on Dec 10, 2018 4:30:12 PM

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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Topics: Student Management System, Higher Education, Technology Trends, Time Management, Timeclock, Attendance

Title IV & Student Attendance with Biometrics

Posted by SM Pack on Dec 7, 2018 5:22:56 PM

Students earn title IV through attendance, and as all administrators know, the percentage of aid earned is equal to percentage of payment period or period of enrollment completed.  A School is responsible to return all title IV funds disbursed, but not earned by the student: That's a major gamble for any institution!

Common administrative pitfalls of the technical school industry almost always involves accurate reporting of Title IV funds, and institutions strive to maintain that transparency through a software platform that can automate the process- that is a large amount of trust, if you ask me.  Who would want to put all their eggs in a basket without knowing if their new found software will serve them right? Think of all the chaos and rolling-eyes at the financial aid office during a new software transition...and don't forget the time lost to learning the new interface.  We here at SchoolVision commend all administrators for their efforts to better their school, that is why we strive for seamless integrations with existing platforms already in use, and offer flexibility in every area to suit your school's needs.

SchoolVision time and attendance software can track calendar days in credit hour programs, as well as scheduled clock hours in clock hour programs.  From welding to nursing, and esthetics to cosmetology, Schoolvision can accommodate any program at essentially any school. Our unique ability to add robust customization to our software means a more affordable, and scale-able program that can grow with your school.   

Time & Attendance is a core feature SchoolVision offers to track credit hour programs for students at higher education institutions.  Live attendance data is collected and uploaded to your SchoolVision database where you can view, monitor, analyze and access reports on your data in real time,  from any location. 

Administrators, faculty, staff and aid officers can easily maintain records of classroom attendance, control event access, measure interest, boost student engagement (who has and has not participated in events) with the click of a button.  Learn more about Time & Attendance

 

 

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Topics: Student Management System, Institution Management, Higher Education, Technology Trends, Time Management, Timeclock, Attendance, compliance

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

Posted by SM Pack on Oct 25, 2018 11:59:36 AM

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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Topics: Cosmetology, Point of Sale, Institution Management, Higher Education, inventory, compliance

Top 12 Advantages of Time and Attendance Software

Posted by SM Pack on Aug 17, 2018 3:29:05 PM

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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Topics: Student Management System, Higher Education, Technology Trends, Time Management, Timeclock, Attendance

Grading with Rubrics: Best Practices

Posted by SM Pack on Jul 31, 2018 2:38:43 PM

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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Topics: Cosmetology, Higher Education, Attendance, Mobile Grading