[Official website: www.stearsoft.co.uk]
Current windows version: 6.1.0
Current cloud version: 7.3.4
An electronic school attendance register system.
- Whole school or individual solutions.
- Web based for easy, flexible deployment.
- Synchronise with optional iPhone/iPad app.
- Secure, fast, ad-free Cloud server.
- Automatic attendance analysis.
- Dynamically import data using ODBC (eg from SIMS).
If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, try the Lite version of STEARsoft, Free in the iTunes App store (just search for STEARsoft), or first look at some screenshots of the iPhone App.
A STEARsoft Cloud Server can be licensed in different ways as detailed in the License comparison page.
There are tutorials as well as a user guide which help you get the most out of STEARsoft.
As a complete school attendance system, STEARsoft provides central easy deployment using web-based operation, automatic absence analysis and notification, and central summary data for legal returns. For ultimate mobility, STEARsoft can be deployed on iPod touch devices, iPhones and iPads. STEARsoft can use your existing school database to dynamically import all teacher, student, class and timetable data using the standardised ODBC interface. Scaled pricing makes STEARsoft also accessible to smaller schools and even single teachers.
At the teacher level, STEARsoft provides an electronic version of a class attendance register. It also provides features for making notes and recording incidents as well as student attendance. Full functionality is obtained from the web-based component of this product, but the software is designed to work in conjunction with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad for optimum performance.
STEARsoft Cloud Server features:
|Independent||STEARsoft is an independent school attendance system that runs alongside your existing school database. No need to change your existing database just to gain mobile electronic attendance functionality.|
|Easy to deploy||As a web-based system there is no installation required for teacher devices, and the Cloud Server is set up and technically administrated by STEARsoft.|
|Uses existing data||Import your existing data (class lists, timetables etc) dynamically using ODBC, or with the custom import wizard.|
|Familiar||STEARsoft generates accurate attendance sheets using timetable and term date information. Any teacher used to a paper attendance register will be immediately 'at home' with the traditional looking sheets.|
|Efficient for teachers||Mark the attendance register efficiently with single click and flood-fill features. See an organised list of unexplained absences at an instant.|
|Promotes mobility||Synchronise data with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for convenient portable access. Attendance can be recorded without WiFi, out on the playing field, down at the sports-centre, on a coach etc. Synchronise when network connectivity is restored.|
|Automatic analysis||STEARsoft automatically analyses student attendance in real time, alerting relevant teachers to any inconsistencies. These inconsistencies can be listed centrally too.|
|Professionally presentable||Neatly amend, annotate or code attendance entries with speed.|
|Summary data||View class, yeargroup or school based summaries of registration data. Obtain data over any period for government returns.|
|Today at a glance||View day-to-day schoolwide summary data (listing absent students). This can be printed for emergencies or referred to for quickly knowing who's not in school.|
|Monitor individuals||Assign and keep track of incidents relating to individual students with the integrated incident logging system.|
|Resilience||Already resilient being Cloud based, further resilience can be added with the Emergency data upload feature. The current absence list for today is periodically backed up to a separate cloud server for referral should any issue affect the 'live' Server.|
The above Cloud Server features allow quick production of blank school attendance registers for normal use, but also gives you an electronic system that looks just like a traditional register to allow you to move to a paper-free system. Text file outputs are available for safe permanent records suitable for court-room use should that be required in the future.
By linking to an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, you can keep all of your data with you in a portable way. In addition to the classroom attendance and incident management features, the handheld component also:
- Uses birthday information to highlight a pupil's name in the register on their birthday for your attention.
- Continues to work without network connection, allowing use on the school field, in assembly or dining halls and during evacuations. Once in range, a single tap will synchronise all data.
By Teachers, for Teachers
This software has been inspired and driven by teacher request and need. It has been used on a day to day basis to prompt refinement, further development, and fixing of problems.
Pricing is on a per-year basis to better fit budgets and allow a pay-as-you-go style of approach. For limited individual use, the free trial license may be all you need. For serious school use, the yearly cost depends on your school size. See the license comparison page.
Register for a free trial
Register for free. This gives you a Customer ID and password. Use your Customer ID and password to login to the customer area where you can request a free trial Cloud Server, access technical support and when ready, pay for a full license.
If you have already registered, but no longer have the email with your Customer ID and password, you can request a Customer ID reminder email.
Purchase Full License
To Obtain a full license you must:
- Register for a Customer ID (as above).
- Use your Customer ID and Password to Login to the customer area
- From there you can make an online payment to purchase a Full license.
Where to buy
STEARsoft Cloud Server is only sold directly from this website. The Legacy (pre Cloud-Server) Windows version of STEARsoft can also be downloaded from other sites, but registration and purchase of licenses is done through this website (https://www.stearsoft.co.uk). The STEARsoft iPhone App is only sold from the iTunes App store.
So what are you waiting for? Register then Login to request your free Cloud Server trial and see for yourself what it's all about.
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