One of the key concerns that most potential organisations have is the question of how to get their data into the Pulse-App software. Pulse Central provides a comprehensive set of pages for managing users and groups but we know that nobody wants to sit and type in all their student, parent and staff data.
Direct interfaces, and synchronisation with existing MISs is always the preferred option but this presents numerous issues. There are a multitude of different school MIS providers and no common link between them. Some smaller schools do not have direct access to their MISs and rely on managed systems. Additionally, organisations are often reticent, and rightly so, to allow other software packages to interface with their critical MISs. Although none of these barriers have deterred us in the development of our MIS Synchronisation systems, the Import Wizard offers a simple alternative.
Using the Import Wizard, organisations can quickly and easily import their core data directly into Pulse-App. The wizard provides a set of Excel spread sheet templates that can be easily populated with data taken from your existing MIS. These templates allow organisations to import users (student, parents, staff, managers etc), groups (classes, forms, year groups) and link the relationships between students and parents, teachers and groups. With a few simple clicks, all of your core data can be validated and migrated into Pulse-App. It’s that simple!