Can I create my own reports ?
Yes ... If you really need to - but RSAdmissions includes well over 100 reports already!
So how would I create my own report ?
You can export one of the existing reports to Excel or Word and make changes to it or create a report from scratch using the Mail Merge facility or the export to Excel facility.
Can I create my own mailmerge letters ?
Yes ... RSAdmissions uses Microsoft Word for mailmerges. You can change the content of the letters already in the system and each user can have a different version of each letter. In addition you can create your own mailmerge letters or reports from scratch.
Can I import data into RSAdmissions from my existing admissions database ?
Yes ... we will do this as part of the installation process. If your data is very 'untidy' there may be a small charge to tidy it up.
Can I export data from RSAdmissions into my school system ?
Yes ... RSAdmissions includes a simple process by which you choose the students and fields you wish to export to your school system. When you are ready you 'press a button' and an export file is created which most school and accounts systems are able to import. The amount of information that transfers will depend upon which school system you are using
Can RSAdmissions handle separated parents?
Yes ... RSAdmissions has a facility for 'linking' additional parents or other family members to the enquirer and the pupil. This information can be viewed on the 'Child Tree' and on the Family report.
How does RSAdmissions handle entrance examination details ?
RSAdmissions has a whole suite of screens and reports for handling entrance examinations, assessments and interview processes.
What if I only have minimum details about a family ?
Most fields are not compulsory – if you do not know the pupil's name you can input 'your daughter' or 'your son' in the child's name field and the mail merges will still work.
What if I have some obscure categories for my families, which most schools do not have ?
All of the 'drop down menus' are under your control so you decide what appears in them. In addition there are 6 'spare' fields that you can define for yourself.
What does the maintenance fee cover ?
The annual maintenance fee covers the telephone help line, updates to the product, unlimited 'on site' training and User Group meetings. In addition, schools have access to the expertise of our team on marketing and admissions matters unrelated to the product.
What is the helpline and how does it work ?
The help line is available by telephone, e-mail or fax all year round and actually 24/7. In reality, most calls come to us by e-mail as the majority of queries are to do with which report to run or the options for handling a particular circumstance.
What is the difference between a 'full' and a 'read only' licence ?
Read only licences are considerably cheaper and are designed for use by members of staff who do not need to input the data. So ... Read only users can look at all of the screens and run all of the reports, they can also make their own reports but they cannot input or change the data.
How much training will I get ?
Initial training usually takes about a day to give users sufficient knowledge to start using the system, a follow-up visit is then arranged 2-3 weeks' later. Further training visits can then be arranged as required at no extra cost. There are also proper written manuals and examples of reports available to all users.
What sort of Equipment do I need to run RSAdmissions ?
You need a PC running Microsoft Windows xp and Office 2003 or above and with at least 500 Mb of RAM and a 500 MHz processor. Most installations will be based on a network Some of our clients use remote access systems..
What happens if more than one person needs to use the data ?
RSAdmissions is a fully multi-user system and is designed so that more than one person can be entering or viewing data simultaneously.
What about safeguarding my data ?
The actual database will usually live on your school 'server' and will be 'backed up' as part of the normal IT housekeeping routines.
And if the answer to my question is not here ?
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01420 563547 (Office)
07808 928978 (Mobile)
01420 568181 (Fax)