3 reasons SchoolBench integrates with Synergetic Student Management System
There are three key reasons SchoolBench integrates with Synergetic Student Management System, and they all revolve around the role Synergetic plays in many schools as the “source of truth” and SchoolBench’s mission of making sure schools can use images of students appropriately.
Let’s unpack the reasons so you can understand the comprehensive way these two systems are integrated to create an environment of trust for digital asset management within your school.
Synergetic as the “source of truth”
Synergetic Management Systems has developed software for the education sector since 1978 and is now the country’s largest, wholly Australian-owned, K-12 school administration, teaching and learning software company.
This Student Management System has widespread adoption in Australian schools, which is why SchoolBench has been engineered to integrate with it.
Most schools use Synergetic as the system for storing core information about students, including enrolment details, student photo, and parental permissions for using a student’s images in different situations.
By using Synergetic as its “source of truth” for student information, administrators in schools using SchoolBench get all the benefits of its dynamic indexing and search functions but do NOT need to maintain student details in multiple systems.
The daily synchronisation process ensures SchoolBench always has the latest student records in its index, giving users confidence that identification and permission data is up to date.
Facial recognition connects student names to signature images
A second reason SchoolBench integrates with Synergetic, is because the Student Management System provides trusted access to a student photo and a student’s name in one place, enabling SchoolBench to weave its magic through facial recognition.
At the heart of SchoolBench is its ability to apply facial recognition to school photos and videos, enabling fast, accurate indexing and retrieval.
But facial recognition only provides reliable results when it has a trusted signature file (or files) for each subject, which is what Synergetic makes possible.
When SchoolBench is first enabled, it scans every student photo to create a signature file that will identify that student in a variety of poses and lighting conditions and it anchors that signature file to the name and other student data from the Synergetic database.
From that point forward, SchoolBench’s facial recognition can confidently identify students by name, as new images and videos are uploaded into the digital management system.
SchoolBench integrates with Synergetic for publication permission control
The third reason SchoolBench integrates with Synergetic Student Management System is to access parental publication permissions.
When SchoolBench creates the signature file for each student, it also captures the current set of parental permissions for using student photos for publication.
A recent update of SchoolBench has enabled granular control of parental permissions, which governs how users might access digital files for use in newsletters, websites, and other school communications.
Due to the robust integration between these two systems, when a school updates parent permissions, which can happen at any time, SchoolBench updates the permissions logged in that student’s signature file.
Through this process, schools have only one place to manage data about students while benefiting from SchoolBench’s dynamic abilities for capturing, indexing, and finding student photos and videos.
If your school is already using the Synergetic Student Management System, we’re ready to provide you with a demonstration of how SchoolBench might revolutionise your digital asset management.