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Suite of Student Management Software for New Zealand Tertiary Education Providers

Our supplied and supported Suite of Student Management Software for New Zealand Tertiary Education Providers have been designed from the outset to be as simple and straightforward to install and use as possible, and uses standard Microsoft Office™ products to ensure it will work on the maximum number of PCs with the minimum of fuss.

Comparison between the Take2 and Nipper Student Management System Products

Nipper, Take2 and other products are written in Microsoft Access. They will run on a standard PC and across a network with multiple users. The products are easily installed and integrate comprehensively with other Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, and Outlook to increase your productivity.

Feature Nipper Access Backend Edition SQL Backend Edition

Customer Relationship Management
Manage enquiries and prospective students Yes Yes
Prospect web interface and online application/enrolment Yes Yes
Manage relationships with recruiting agencies/organisations Yes
Attach and manage documents/files related to persons, organisations, caregivers, accommodation and curriculum Yes
Manage organisations and relationships with organisations Yes

Contact Management and Follow-Ups
SMS text messaging Yes as option Yes as option
NZ Post postcode lookup Yes as real-time option
Mail merge to Microsoft Word Yes Yes – additional templates
Send out emails Yes
Standard emails with pre-determined attachments Yes
Create contact and transaction records, including structured transaction groups for workflow management Yes
Create bring-ups/alerts Yes Yes Yes

Student Management
Manage students Yes Yes Yes
Web-based student gateway Yes1
User defined fields Yes
Record of Achievement import from NZQA Yes Yes
National Student Index REST2 interface Yes as option Yes Yes
National Student Index batch interface Yes
Manage curriculum (including import from NZQA and TEC curriculum registers) Yes Yes Yes
Attach and manage documents/files related to curriculum elements Yes
Manage pre-requisites Yes
Manages grading/marking schemes *
Manage and track applications Yes
Provisional enrolments Yes
Manage enrolments Yes Yes Yes
Programme progression checking Yes
Manage enrolment tracking Yes
Manage RPL applications Yes
Manage attendance Yes as option Yes Yes
Web-based tutor gateway Yes3
Set fees Yes Yes
Interface to debtors and general ledgers4 * Yes
Public Trust FeeProtect interface Yes Yes
Record Unit/Achievement Standard outcomes Yes Yes Yes
Record NZ Diploma of Business outcomes Yes Yes Yes
Manage assessments and upwards aggregation of outcomes *
Manage alternate awards Yes Yes
Print New Zealand Certificates Yes Yes
Qualification and course completion recording (for EPI) Yes Yes
Compliance with Code of Practice for Pastoral Care Yes Yes
Recording and reporting of graduate outcomes Yes Yes
Enhanced graduate outcome recording and reporting Yes Yes

[1] Web interface scheduled for 2018.
[2] XML interface converted to REST interface 2016.
[3] Web interface scheduled for 2018.
[4] Client specific, e.g. Great Plains.


Internal Reporting
Standard reports Yes Yes Yes
Comprehensive data accuracy and monitoring reports for TEC’s Educational Performance Indictors (EPI) Yes Yes
EPI reports using TEC definitions and rules Yes Yes
Statistical datasets Yes Yes
Ad hoc user definable reports * *
Enhanced EFTS and income reporting Yes
Travel payment report Yes Yes Yes
Statistical dataset reporting with pivot tables and audit tables Yes Yes

External Reporting
Verification of Study (Vos) interface to StudyLink Yes as option
Single Data Return (SDR) Yes Yes
RS20 Return Yes
NZQA electronic returns Yes Yes Yes
EPI replication reporting Yes Yes
NZIS Students Online interface Yes Yes
FITEC Reporting Yes Yes Yes
Primary ITO Reporting Yes Yes
Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool bulk upload Yes Yes Yes
Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool gain report import Yes
Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool data engine extract import Yes
Moodle export Yes Yes
Cobek aPlus+ interface Yes
Export Education Levy Yes Yes Yes

Control Features
User specific access control Yes
Multi-provider processing Yes
Local mandatory fields Yes
Audit log Yes

Computing Environment
Run over a LAN/WAN Yes but with performance constraints Yes but with performance constraints Yes
Multi-user access Typically up to 5 or 6 simultaneous users with up to 4,000/5,000 students Typically up to 5 or 6 simultaneous users with up to 4,000/5,000 students Entirely dependent on hardware/network Several hundred concurrent users and several hundred thousand students are well within specification
Hardware Standard PC Standard PC Standard PC, dedicated server needed for larger installations
Option available for Cloud implementation All devices connected to the internet – i.e. Windows PCs, Macs, IPads, Android tablets

* These functions have been developed for existing clients based on their specific requirements and can easily be modified for new clients

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