Information Warehouse for School Districts
The District Pulse is
one of the most unique software solutions to be introduced to the
education marketplace in many years. It
truly provides the potential to change the way a school district
does business. Pulse is designed to acquire, enhance and
deliver district-wide information from the variety of applications
that are used by a school district. Hence, as the name indicates,
The District Pulse provides managers of a school
district with the pulse of everything that is occurring within their
area of responsibility.
District Pulse is the most advanced management decision support
on the market today. It is used by school districts as a
warehouse, as an advanced reporting system, as a decision support
system and as a data-hub to combine, enhance and distribute data
from all of a school districtís application systems
to managers via browsers, spreadsheets, email, word processing
documents and other desktop applications. The District Pulse is
used to create management information from the data currently stored
in various databases across the school district. And, it is
designed to perform this activity at a budget and resource cost that
will fit into the budget of any school district. The District Pulse
is a revolutionary product that will change the way a school
district does business.
As background, in any
school district, multiple application software solutions provided
vendors are used to manage programs and information. These
application systems are specifically designed to manage student
data, financial data, employee data, transportation data, library
data, lunch data as well as data for many other application areas.
For virtually every school district, it is a challenge to provide
district and school management with timely information from each of
these systems. Each of these individual application systems is
designed to do an excellent job supporting end user targeted
activities, but traditionally, they do a very poor job providing the
types of information needed by management. And, further
complicating access to management information is the virtual
acquire information from across various application
systems. Access to this type of information, however, is strategic
to the effective management of a school district. In other words,
school districts are traditionally data rich and information poor.
As a result of this
lack of consolidated and meaningful information, school district
management, such as superintendents, department heads, principals
and others, are left to manage their respective areas largely by
Pulse is designed to
specifically address these management needs. Further, Pulse
provides access this information on a moment to moment basis, with
immediate response times and enhanced to support the way the
information will be used. Using Pulse, a school district may truly
change the way business is performed in a very positive way.
provides support for ALL application data that is managed by a
school district. This includes data from student, financial,
payroll/hr, transportation, library and any other application used
by the district including spreadsheets.
provides immediate or sub-second response times.
does not require added staff resources for management.
automatically integrates management functions such as historical
tracking/reporting, trending, advanced graphics and data
integrates all district information into a comprehensive dashboard
containing added productivity content.
information consolidated from traditional applications and delivered
to district management by Pulse:
a detailed AYP analysis by school, by ethnicity, by NCLB category,
by grade and summarized for the school District.
comprehensive analysis of student test scores by teacher, gender,
NCLB categories including goal tracking, strand score and grade
Student/Substitute Tracking Applications,
an analysis of student test assessment results by teacher
an analysis of budget information by departments, targeted watch
accounts, department and cross district analysis.
immediate notification of late buses and students.
Each of these
models/projects is provided on a moment to moment basis and is
highly enhanced via the use of advanced graphics, historical
tracking, comparatives, trending and management summaries table
displays. Drilling to the detail supporting each management summary
is also incorporated as a standard feature.
summary, what if education management could have constant,
immediate and interactive access to everything that was happening in
a school district, regardless of the various systems used to manage
What if their view of the district-wide
information was enhanced by detailed analysis including trending,
summaries, comparatives and historical references?
this information was not limited by differences in the various types
and brands of application software used by a school district?
believe the result would be greatly enhanced productivity,
accelerated student learning and improved operational results.
what if the cost of acquiring this information was
well within the budget of every school district and could be
implemented without additional staffing?
believe that the answer to each of these questions is The District
Pulse. The District Pulse establishes an entirely new and
innovative way to manage data.
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