RSAdmissions has been developed using Microsoft programming tools with data being stored within secure Microsoft SQL Server database tables. It also takes advantage of the Microsoft family using Word and Excel as its main reporting tools.
RSAdmissions will run on Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems.
RSAdmissions utilises features of Microsoft SQL Server, an installation of Microsoft SQL Server Express, Standard or Enterprise, version 2012 or later is required, the installation should also be Network Enabled, if running in a networked environment.
Each client PC must have Office XP, Office 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013 and Microsoft .Net Framework V3.5 SP1 or later installed.
For XP - Hardware must have at least 500Mb of RAM and a 500MHz processor
For Windows 7 and beyond - 1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor and 1GB RAM (32-bit) or 2GB RAM (64-bit)
and for Vista - 1GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor and 1GB of system memory (512MB for Home Basic)
Minimum Screen resolution 1024 x 768
RSAdmissions can be used as a stand-alone system or in a networked environment, we also have several clients using terminal server thin client or Citrix configurations.
Pupil data can be exported for transfer into most school databases in CSV, CTF or XML formats. A field selection screen is available and the selection can be saved for use in subsequent transfers. Bespoke transfers exist for SchoolBase, Double First, Engage, PASS and iSAMS.
Apart from including the appropriate folders in the usual school back up processes, RSAdmissions requires very little support. Full system documentation and a help line are available.
“The RSAdmissions team have always been exemplar when it comes to supporting us as an end user. This was again demonstrated when we upgraded the software to an SQL driven platform. They meticulously guided our support team through the step by step upgrade/migration process which was a complete success. RSAdmissions clearly demonstrated superior knowledge of their product, from training to support. I wouldn’t hesitate when recommending RSAdmissions to other schools”
Andrew Sheldon, Senior ICT Technician, Newcastle Under Lyme School
"We have been using RSAdmissions here at Stowe for over 5 years and our Admissions Department are very happy with it. This is in some ways no surprise as they were the ones who insisted on getting it! Initially I resisted as we have a pupil database and this handled all of our admissions satisfactorily. My arm was twisted by the then new Director of Admissions who really wanted stats like enquiry conversion rate and other details and functions that weren't included in our system. They researched and thought RS was the best system. I wasn't happy to split the admissions away from the main database but this proved not to be a problem as the export file RS generated could be imported into the main system via a script when pupils entered the school.
One of the great pluses is that the main trainer and developer at RS used to be a registrar in a school and really knows her stuff. The support from them is excellent and very in tune with what goes on in an admissions office. Once things settled down we have had far fewer calls (almost none) from the admissions office for support from the ICT Dept. Overall, I am very pleased with the route we took and would recommend RS."
James Tearle, Head of ICT, Stowe School
An e-mail from Chris Shone IT Support Manager at Town Close
"Many thanks for all your help and support, we have been amazed at the level of support you have given and whilst I understand the school's reasons for moving back to SIMS, it is disappointing that we will no longer be using RSAdmissions. I will always consider RSAdmissions to offer the best and most reliable level of support for software I have come across and believe it will be a hard act to beat."
Christian Shone, IT Support Manager, Town Close House Preparatory School
An e-mail from Duncan Spooner-Wells (now at Haileybury)
"From my perspective the very best thing about you and your team, is the never ending desire to sort any issues out.
I was only saying the other day that of all of the software packages we have bought with any kind of on-going upgrades/support etc, RSAdmissions is the only one from which we get value for money (and some!). It's pretty rare to encounter unwavering support, which is exactly what people want, and I feel we receive from you. (The number of times you have worked on our database late at night or over a weekend is evidence of this, and hugely appreciated!)
With other products far too often I have been completely on my own trying to come up with solutions. It makes a big difference to actually feel like you're working with the supplier."
Duncan Spooner-Wells, previously ICT Manager, Felsted School