What is Clever automation?
Most schools in the USA will have at least considered Clever automation for helping to synchronize their systems. Clever is a great product and is offered free for districts. As they state on their website,
“schools faced high implementation costs: too much time spent formatting and troubleshooting CSV files; the risk of sharing data via insecure methods; lost instructional time when students couldn’t log in.”
Your school staff can, with relative ease, integrate other sites and systems with your SIS to make the whole experience much smoother.
Is Clever the answer for everything?
No. Too many systems, configurations, access requirements, and skills are required to make Clever your one-stop solution in most cases. This leaves you with a few options:
- Forget automation and stick with the problems manual data manipulation brings.
- Work with Clever and only use applications that are compatible out of the box.
- Use Clever for what you can and bridge the gaps, downloading, manipulating, and uploading CSV files.
- Work smarter and complement Clever with other automation to be more efficient, accurate, and cost-effective.
Working smarter and using solutions that fit your processes will make your life easier and your users happier. Please stop trying to fit round pegs into square holes and use the tools for their intended purpose.
How do I work smarter?
We are frequently asked this question, and the answer is simple: extend your team’s capabilities by bringing in support and customizations where you need them. We work with schools doing just this, improving accuracy and timeliness, which reduces your support effort. Contact us today to let your team work smarter.
“The programming implemented by BAS (and Simon) has saved our school’s IT department many hours (and dollars) of support. Our help requests are down over 60% from last year, mostly due to the solution we implemented with BAS Tech”