The new Family Access Module for iR KEYSTONE enables school administrators to deliver--with the touch of a button--information that is traditionally provided in much more labor-intensive ways such as mailings and telephone calls
Northampton, MA (PRWEB) September 25, 2008
inRESONANCE (iR), a leading developer of technology solutions for schools and educational institutions, today announced availability of a major new module for its premier student information management solution, KEYSTONE.
KEYSTONE is a full-featured student information system (SIS). The new Family Access Module (FAM) extends the power of KEYSTONE to the web, enabling students and families to view their own information such as term-end reports, schedules, and attendance online in an easy-to-use, password-protected, and secure web environment.
"The new Family Access Module for iR KEYSTONE enables school administrators to deliver--with the touch of a button--information that is traditionally provided in much more labor-intensive ways such as mailings and telephone calls," said Kevin McAllister, president and CEO of inRESONANCE, Inc. "By providing a student/family portal that is easy to deploy and integrates seamlessly with KEYSTONE, we are delivering increased efficiency to administrators and a convenient, important service to families and students who need an instant look into their student records online."
With FAM, students and families can access their own information online, and school administrators can reduce the frequency of direct requests to the school. Families and students have 24-hour access from any computer to detailed information, including term-end, final exam, and effort grades as well as narrative comments; a printable, graphical class schedule; and student attendance records. An animated introduction to the features of FAM can be found at: http://www.inresonance.com/KS/FAM.
"InRESONANCE has consistently met our most pressing needs with customizable software solutions that are flexible to fit our unique student information needs," said Liz Gibbons O'Hara, director of studies of Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, Calif. "We have seen that the new Family Access Module is a tool that will save administrators and teachers many hours per year and give our students and families a service they will tap into and appreciate frequently. The Family Access Module is easy to administer and easy for our families and students to use."
Easy deployment and tight security
FAM is exceptionally fast and easy to deploy. It is offered as a hosted web subscription that links directly from a school's current site. It does not require additional work by school webmasters or web providers.
FAM offers seamless integration with KEYSTONE to reduce data entry and help ensure that student information stays up-to-date. Administrators can publish information from KEYSTONE to FAM, making it easy to keep the FAM site current. Parents and guardians can log into FAM to review household and contact information, including name, address, and contact information, as well as appropriate emergency contacts. Back in KEYSTONE, administrators can review and accept changes submitted online, eliminating data re-entry.
FAM also helps protect the privacy of student and family information through the ability to control access, suspend and remove family access accounts, and notify new account holders of their login information.
Based on FileMaker Pro 9
The KEYSTONE solution is based on the award-winning FileMaker® Pro 9, the #1 selling easy-to-use database platform. FileMaker Pro won 49 awards, more than its next eight competitors combined, from 2003-2008 in the U.S., and a total of 130 awards worldwide during this time. Millions of customers, from individuals to large organizations, rely on FileMaker, Inc. software to manage, analyze and share information.
The Family Access Module is available immediately. For more information about the solution, or to schedule an online demo, contact Ryan McFarlane with inRESONANCE at 413.587.0236.
About inRESONANCE, Inc.
inRESONANCE (iR), based in Northampton, MA, provides database solutions, and web services to schools and non-profits. iR focuses on developing a long-term strategic partnership with clients, providing strategic IT consulting in conjunction with solutions and training. The company has deep roots in education, with a combination of more than 40 years of experience in schools. For more information, go to http://www.inresonance.com.
©2008 inRESONANCE, Inc. All rights reserved. inRESONANCE, KEYSTONE, and Family Access Module are trademarks of inRESONANCE, Inc. FileMaker and FileMaker Pro are trademarks of FileMaker, Inc.