WCBS, a leading provider of Management Information Systems (MIS), Finance and Admissions solutions to Independent and International Schools, announces the launch of their highly anticipated, next generation, cloud native MIS solution, HUBmis.
Three years in the making, millions of pounds of investment, all from a company with over 35 years’ experience in the space; HUBmis is the most technologically advanced MIS to hit the Independent and International school market. The software sets new standards for what schools should expect from an MIS, specifically around:
User interface and experience (UI & UX)
- Best in class design for a next generation user experience. Resulting in a beautiful product that is so intuitive, it requires little to no training.
Cloud native technology
- HUBmis uses the latest technology to deliver a best in class, next generation solution, providing a gold standard in security, architecture and user experience.
API and integration
- Built on API, HUBmis will not only ensure data integrity across your chosen systems, but allows for deeper integration than currently possible, opening up new possibilities within the EdTech space.
“As schools look to business continuity and the cloud, delivering value to parents via an outstanding education to students has never been more important or challenging. HUBmis supports this goal, providing a future proof solution that is a joy to use, freeing up time to focus on what is important; delivering outstanding education.” Stephen Bilboe, Sales & Marketing Director.
Feature rich, built from the ground up with security and performance at the forefront of the design process, HUBmis will be the vanguard in future-proof MIS software for the independent & International schools market.
With a number of early adopters gaining access today, HUBmis is now available to UK independent schools, and to international schools around the world. More information is available at www.wcbs.co.uk
Q.How well have schools been served by technology to date?
A. Education as a whole has not seen the same investment or technological disruption as has been seen in Finance or other consumer industries. Technology has been well adopted, however the technological advancement has not always filtered down into Education, leaving many schools with sub-par systems, poor user experiences and limited integration.
Q.Why does cloud native matter?
A. Simply put,cloud native means built to live in the cloud. This is not the same as Web-based or hosted. Cloud Native solutions use the latest technology to build a platform purposefully designed to live in the cloud. As a result, it brings some significant benefits:
- Superior Customer Experience
- More Reliable & Robust Software
- Faster Release Cycle
- Cost Reduction
- Easier to Manage & Maintain
Q.What do you mean by next generation?
A. Cloud native solution built using the latest technology.Providing a future proof SaaS solution that sets new standards:
- Built on an API, allowing for deeper integration with other EdTech solutions (read & write) than previously possible. All aspects of the product can be opened up, without compromise, allowing you the school to truly have best of breed and tighter integrated experiences for your users.
- Built from the ground up, providing best in class user experience and interface (UX & UI), making the product easy to use and intuitive, it requires little to no training
Q. In the most recent WCBS research of MIS use by schools, many senior leadersadmitted to not trusting the cloud as a data storage solution. Can they now trust it and why?
A. Yes, and the advantages it brings are significant. There is almost always a hesitancy from school senior leaders and boards about moving data storage to the cloud. They worry about a lack of control as their data will not be sitting in a server on the school premises nor managed by school IT employees. The reality is that onsite solutions and staff can be a much higher security risk for schools, such as staff expertise that may be limited or out of date, inefficient data security measures in place, or inadequate server upgrades.
Senior leaders could look to public limited companies as their benchmark. If PLCs can trust cloud storage with the vast data security needs that they require, then schools should feel a level of confidence in the cloud. Senior leaders could spend time learning about data risk and recovery, and how the cloud supports this in comparison to an onsite server to better understand the options. For example, onsite servers need to be closed down for several hours for upgrades in comparison to the cloud where multiple servers are utilised, enabling upgrades to be seamlessly conducted. School onsite servers are often the responsibility of one or two individuals in comparison to the cloud where an extensive team of skilled staff provide data storage expertise and support.