updated 12:25 pm EDT, Mon July 17, 2006
Keystone 4.0 for education
inRESONANCE today announced a major upgrade to its FileMaker-based student information management solution. Keystone 4.0 is a full-featured student information system (SIS) that is easy to use and can be customized by non-technical users. The new version offers a built-in HTML email broadcast, a teacher access module, Open Directory/Active Directory integration, enhanced security, faster database queries, and the ability to customize grade reporting and transcripts. Keystone manages all the data associated with SIS solutions, including student and family data, faculty and staff data, emergency contacts, courses, attendance, discipline, grades and comments, and transcripts. Administrators can output the data into a variety of formats— including graphical schedules, class lists, grade reports, student transcripts, multi-year reports, email, mailing labels and more.
The optional Teacher Access Module provides a built-in interface for teachers to access student and advisee information, input term end grades and comments and take attendance from any computer on the network. In addition, Keystone integrates with two other add-on school solutions available from inRESONANCE, including its PORTAL admissions management solution; and the ADVOCATE college guidance solution.
Version 4.0 also allows administrators and teachers to be productive without leaving the solution. Emails, letters and reports are all merged and generated directly from within the solution, without needing to export to other applications, such as Excel, Word or Crystal Reports. However, it does provide export functions to any major office application or other enterprise database, offering both PDF Maker and Excel Maker capabilities.