The Education Alliance is a multi-Academy Trust based in Hull, made up of a number of schools across the area. They first contacted e-days to transition away from the student information system they had adapted to record instances of absence, it has very limited reporting functionality and lacked depth overall.
Since rolling out e-days, The Education Alliance had commented on our system’s ease of use and flexibility when meeting their requirements, removing the paper-based processes that came with the adapted student information system they were previously using.
The implementation went very smoothly because of the set-up process in place at e-days.
Right from the very first demo given to the HR team to the dedicated support of our project manager Sophie, who was excellent, no question or query was too big or small.
Thanks to the implementation of e-days we now have a paperless absence booking system which is easy to use.
The Education Alliance as with many education sector organisations were using an adapted version of SIMS, the student information system, to log their staff absences. Whilst this served a purpose, it had very limited reporting functions and lacked the ability to be agile with absence procedures.
The Education Alliance wanted a solution that kept all absence information in one place. And that could be accessible on a self-service basis, reducing the burden on admin teams within the organisation. For the education sector, in particular, it’s very important that tight control is placed on managing attendance, as the cost of supply is very high and eats into tight staffing budgets.
At the Education Alliance, it was most important to provide a solution that was simple and easy to use, due to the fact many staff within the organisation had never used a computer or smartphone before.
The Education Alliance also liked e-days customisable nature, and the ability to brand the system in their own colours, which helped with integrating the new system to current staff who found the look and feel familiar with other systems in use.
As mentioned above, budgets are tight and value for money is vital for education organisations, Education Alliance felt that e-days presented the best value for money when taking all aspects of the software into account against other systems under consideration.Download PDF
The Education Alliance was pleased with how smoothly the implementation process went, particularly commenting on the structured setup process e-days had in place that made the whole process from demo to launch seamless.
Most importantly, the overall goal of implementing a paperless absence booking had been achieved with minimum impact on business processes during the implementation phase.
Switching from paper-based absence management has significantly cut down on valuable resources being used up administrating requests.
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