Everyday I’m so happy with this program! I love all the little things like being able to sort the data how I want it, printing attendance sheets, printing the directory—printing the directory used to be an absolute nightmare with our previous system. In BigSIS you push a button, print it, and it’s done! I cannot wait to see where we will be with BigSIS a year from now. It’s just so intuitive and easy to use and something that actually fits our needs. I trained our teachers how to do their end-of-year reports in only 10 minutes; It was so easy and the teachers were happy with using our new software. I’m thrilled, and so is the rest of the administrative staff.
We’re really happy and loving BigSIS!
Front Office Manager, Shelburne, VT
BigSIS is a tremendous program! BigSIS is exactly what we were looking for, it has the ability to encompass all aspects of what a school needs to do in order to run smoothly and efficiently. I am so pleased with our contract with BigSIS!
The program is easy to use and the BigSIS support staff have been great and have always answered our calls and replied promptly to emails and their guidance has been invaluable. BigSIS makes communication between all facets of school life very easy. It covers all areas of admissions, teachers grading and comments, parent’s portal and student portal as well as registrar, and development. Truly a remarkable program, we could not be happier with our decision to go with BigSIS.
Thank you for all of your help and support!
Registrar and Guidance Counselor, Belmont, MA
BigSIS is awesome! On rolling the new Web-based version out to our Admin staff you could hear the sighs of relief at now having at their fingertips the pertinent information that is needed daily. Everyone started using it immediately. An employee who is not computer-savvy commented, “Finally, a program I can understand!”Minimal steps lead to class lists, detailed parent contact information, student enrollment (current and historic). Edits and updates are easy and fun. In addition to being user-friendly, BigSIS also has the flexibility power-users need to extract data, lists and information needed for reports and analysis.The vast scope of features allows practical specialized use by different school factions such as admin, development, faculty, parents, and the board. It has many labor-saving features such as the data from website inquiries that show up directly in the database. We then monitor which of various paths a student takes all the way through enrollment and registration. The vast array of associated tasks are tracked and auto-calendared for follow-up. We now have on-line registration for our summer camps. Separate portals are available for admin, faculty or parents to be able to access information appropriate to that specific group.
Student reports specific to that teacher are accessible online. BigSIS support is just a “ticket” away. Tailoring features specifically to our school has been an exciting process leading to a fully customized, yet still flexible program, for our specific school.
THANK YOU BigSIS for helping to bring us into the 21st Century, streamlining tasks while maintaining the freedom we need to function administratively as a fast-growing Waldorf school and community.
Registrar, San Diego, CA
I have used many databases and can easily say, BigSIS makes sense. All the modules and functions are well integrated and very easy to use. Once I learned one piece of the system, I felt I could navigate through all of its robust features. I also continue to receive positive feedback from the staff who used it as well. After writing her student reports, our Faculty Chair wrote to me, saying “First of all I LOVE LOVE BigSIS. It is so easy to use and made this process really smooth.”
It has many little things that didn’t even occur to me, like mailing labels for different households for the same student. Their support team implemented our data quickly and has continued to be very responsive. I think BigSIS will allow us to communicate and share information with our community much more easily and we are excited by its potential.
Business Manager, Pittsburgh, PA
Our school administration has been very happy with BigSIS! It’s great to access our database online anywhere, anytime. The BigSIS staff have been very attentive to our needs, and continue to develop the reports and tools we need. We have especially appreciated the ability to quickly enter new families all in one step.BigSIS is easy to use, intuitive, and is making it easier for us to do our work effectively. Teachers have also been impressed with the online report writer, and we are excited to begin using the other online tools (enrollment inquiry and donations.) We love the ease of attendance entry and report generation. It’s wonderful to have a data product that understands how Waldorf schools work!
Administrator, Minneapolis, MN