Restructuring for Greater Efficiencies
Schools around the country are restructuring the way they administer services-and with good reason. Most school districts have legacy computer systems that are not integrated. One school district had over 13 separate computer systems, that did not share information. The result was excessive time and money spent maintaining systems. For example, when a student is registered in the district, student profiles should automatically be created for food service and library automation. This is not the case in the majority of school districts today. In most districts the same information has to be entered multiple times to address the different system needs. This is prone to error and takes valuable resources to keep information up to date.
ISD's objective is to provide a state-of-the-art food service application that becomes the foundation to integrate other applications.
The implementation of ONE CARD systems is one way school districts are starting to capitalize on standardization resulting in greater efficiencies and reducing costs. Today, some districts realize that they are not just looking for a food service application, but for a sound platform that will allow the integration of applications.
School ID cards are being used by students for daily meal service, library services, access to vending machines and in some cases admittance into certain parts of the school buildings. ISD's One CARD system is flexible and expandable, so schools can choose a card for a single application and expand the technology to other applications when the need and the financial resources are available.
are making far more than a food decision. When selecting a system, districts
are making a strategic decision that will dictate for years to come how
efficiently their schools will function.