For me personally, I work with iSAMS far too much and too intensively to have a preference over particular areas that I like using most. However, over the years we have completed an awful lot of custom reports which go down very well with staff members. People who’ve never seen iSAMS before will arrive at the school and think it’s fantastic.
Reporting from the database and reporting on students are features that are used particularly often, with us generating between 20 and 25 report cycles per year on various elements. This means that I’m thoroughly familiar with the reporting functionality in iSAMS and I think it works really well in terms of how flexible it is and what you can do. Plus, the end product that parents and teachers see is polished, professional and very impressive.
I also use iSAMS any time I need to write to parents, often using the email templates available so you can get the right salutation and child’s name each time. Not having to build templates from scratch each year is also incredibly useful as a time-saving exercise and is very important for us, as it’s something the School Office uses an awful lot.
For our teaching staff, not only does the remote access come into play an awful lot as something that’s incredibly useful, but the iTeacher App has also been getting very popular. Giving our teachers the flexibility to do things like take the register and view student information on their phones went down very well and is being used more and more.