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Sentral teams up with Microsoft to create the perfect platform

It’s a challenge facing schools across Australia: how do you combine disparate data sources into one simple solution that makes it easy to manage your school, while maintaining the best in security, compliance and reliability?

The solution trusted by over 2,500 Australian schools

To craft the ultimate solution, Sentral turned to Microsoft. By building a comprehensive school management suite on the world-class Microsoft platform, Sentral can offer schools the best of all worlds.

The result is a one-stop shop for school management, collaboration tools, real-time analytics and more. Because it’s all based in the cloud, students and teachers can securely sign on from any device to access the services, apps and information they need. And you can be confident that every piece of data is protected by robust security and assured compliance, because both Microsoft and Sentral have achieved ISO 27001 Information Security Management Standards certification.

“We can manage all our student management requirements on the one platform,” explains Doug Austing, the District Principal (NSW) of OneSchool Global. “The security and privacy were also top priorities in our selection process.”

Everything your school needs to thrive

Sentral’s Attendance Module integrates school timetables with an attendance tracker, which you can update daily from any device. Assessment & Reporting can track each student’s curriculum progress, identify trends, and provide parents with ongoing updates. Class Creator draws on years’ worth of insights to automatically build cohorts, which you can easily tweak and edit. Wellbeing Tools incorporate everything from attendance to medical records, behaviours and social factors to support student and teacher development. And the Parents App makes it easy to quickly inform, alert and take payments from parents.

“We track student data, student welfare, interviews, we book resources, we create reports and individuals learning plans,” says Jennifer Davis, Assistant Principal, Sylvania Heights Public School. “We think of Sentral as our one place to go to for everything.”

A robust platform that grows with your school

The Sentral suite draws on a range of powerful Microsoft technologies, which are continually updated and innovated. Microsoft Dynamics integrates seamlessly into Sentral’s Fees and Billings modules, on a high-speed cloud infrastructure that can easily be scaled to meet demand. Azure Active Directory handles user identities and authentication. Microsoft SharePoint gives staff instant access to each other, applications, and content. Plus, all schools get free access to Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now the popular online learning tool Microsoft Teams.

Smarter together

If your school is searching for an easy-to-use management platform that needs to remain safe, compliant, secure and scalable, Sentral is the perfect fit. 

Click here for more on how Sentral and Microsoft work smarter together.


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