Consequent to computerization being the order of the day, almost all affairs concerning management and administration are guided by ERP, acronym for enterprise resource planning. It has been found very useful even in academic institutions, right from a primary school to top universities. Assorted agencies like coaching centres which have a finger in the pie of enabling smooth conduct of the academic process too have banked on ERP to achieve their aims.
ERP is a well-analyzed programme that enables streamlined approach to the overall management of an institution. However, formulating a viable and effective ERP must be entrusted to reliable IT consultancy company since each minute detail would be addressed in the designed programme. To cite an instance, a provider of these services, the Noida-based Sterco Education has developed successful ERP software for colleges. Apart from the NCR (national capital region covering New Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad), it has charted out successful formulae for scores of institutions across India and also abroad.
Several modules based on biometric devices, barcodes, smartcards and even RFIDs (radio frequency identification) are worked out to derive an objective ERP and among the ready examples are:
- Admission Management
- Fee Management
- Academics Management
- Exam Management
- HR & Payroll Management
- Recruitment Management
- Student/Parent Area
- System Management
When it concerns college management software, renowned IT consultants and service providers like the one mentioned earlier offer easy to handle solutions in the affairs of the campus. This package is integrated with centralized storage of all relevant data including examination results. It facilitates instant reports on facts and figures. Such an ERP is very ideal for the nodal university in multiple campus management. Although basically, it more of an intranet facility, depending on the institutional needs, the applications of ERP can be programmed in such a manner that it could be accessed even over the internet.