Managing retention records to help stay compliant with state regulations can be a nightmare when historical student records are stored on paper, microfilm or microfiche. And without an efficient way to import active student records into a centralized repository, records management becomes an even bigger burden — digital information dispersed across multiple locations can lead to redundancies, making it difficult to locate the data you need.
Ricoh's education consulting team can help you streamline data processes by converting student records from paper to digital files and keeping this information in a centralized repository with a user-friendly, searchable index. This can result in a more precise retention schedule and help to improve your records management policy by enabling your staff to:
Streamlining student records management can also help your district to secure important funding. For example, when special needs students show improvement throughout the year, keeping track of the documentation that contains their progress and sharing it with the state when applying for special ed grants and other necessary resources can be taken care of quickly with easy access to the information.
To fully optimize data processes throughout your school district, you need to connect the entire student journey — from enrollment through graduation. To do this, district employees should have access to historical student information, active student records and SIS data all in one, centralized location.
We can help to centralize your student data in a couple of ways, depending on your school district's specific needs, by:
With an easily accessible student portal, we can provide a window into your centralized data from anywhere at any time via laptops, tablets and smart phones — offering the convenience of mobility to faculty, staff, students and parents who need to access important information on the go.
To help protect this information, users are required to log in with passcodes before they can enter the portal. This makes it easy to regulate information on a per-user basis — giving you complete control over the type of data each user can access. Passcode authentication also records who is viewing or modifying specific information at specific times. This added visibility provides extra protection and makes it easier to track down the most current information when you need it.
With precise auditing capabilities, you can improve the accuracy of your student records and reduce the possibility of filing inaccurate or incomplete retention schedules to help avoid compliance-related fines. Plus, with tightly controlled access to student records combined with the variety of security protocols we put into place to help protect your information, you'll have peace of mind knowing that we can help keep cyber threats that compromise data and introduce unforeseen costs at bay — even when users access information remotely.