PORTLAND, OR – May 15, 2023 | Alma Student Information System (SIS) is pleased to announce that with the launch of Navigator last year, an innovative in-app step-by-step implementation guidance tool, it has extended the window of opportunity for schools to rapidly adopt a new SIS for the upcoming school year. (The implementation process can typically take months or longer with other, more outdated systems.) Navigator, integrated within Alma’s renowned K-12 platform, revolutionizes the onboarding process by providing comprehensive instructions, project management capabilities, and transparent progress tracking for K-12 learning communities. With Navigator, schools and districts can now seamlessly transition to a new SIS, significantly reducing migration challenges and setup time.
Alma’s Navigator offers unparalleled project management features that guide users through the entire configuration and data migration process. Schools and districts can create customized project plans, assigning tasks to different team members, such as GPA scale setup, class schedules, and LMS integrations. With appropriate permissions, users can monitor the status of all tasks, while the Navigator Dashboard provides detailed progress updates for each school and subcategory.
Alma is thrilled to introduce an even more user-friendly and transparent online workflow experience, accommodating transitions of all scales. Unlike traditional SIS switches that often require coordination with onboarding specialists or third-party consultants, Alma’s Navigator streamlines the process by presenting a structured set of tasks accompanied by clear instructions, tailored to the specific needs of each school or district. Dashboards offer visibility into progress towards completion, ensuring readiness for the chosen go-live date.
“We are delighted to unveil this groundbreaking product, empowering schools and districts of all sizes with control over their setup process. Alma’s Navigator tool simplifies the transition process and enhances users’ understanding of onboarding a new SIS,” says Kevin Flynn, Product Manager. “From front office administrators to superintendents, users at all levels can track their team’s progress effectively.”
With an increasing number of users choosing Alma, the onboarding and day-to-day SIS experience is now more seamless than ever. Navigator sets a new standard for change management practices in enterprise solutions, providing transparent progress tracking for users at all levels. K-12 learning communities can now confidently adopt a new SIS at their own pace, knowing that Alma’s advanced tools support their success. As more users join the Alma community, the setup and daily engagement experience continue to advance, fostering the growth of exceptional educators and students.
“Alma’s Navigator significantly enhances transparency and efficiency in the setup process,” explains Andrew Herman, CEO and Founder of Alma. “Educators experienced increased technology demands in 2023, and we are committed to guiding schools and districts through this evolving landscape. Tools like Navigator reflect our mission of changing the game together.”
With the introduction of Navigator, Alma reinforces its dedication to empowering schools and districts, revolutionizing SIS implementation, and facilitating a smooth transition into the future of education technology.