DEDICATED IMPLEMENTATION MANAGEMENT & A PROVEN METHODOLOGY

At Edupoint, we have an outstanding implementation track record. Our team has extensive experience working with technology leaders at districts large and small, helping ensure implementation success – including the all-important onboarding of staff. Every Synergy® implementation adheres to a tried-and-true model that includes:

Dedicated Project Management

An experienced project manager acts as a single point of responsibility, charged with: 

  • Developing a project plan;
  • Reducing risk;
  • Overseeing the schedule and budget;
  • Allocating team resources;
  • Identifying and addressing any issues that arise;
  • Maintaining open lines of communication;
  • Keeping the project in scope; and
  • Ensuring visibility and accountability through every project milestone.

 

A Proven Implementation Methodology

More than 4,000 schools serving over 3 million students have validated our approach to implementation. It includes:

  • Process consulting;
  • Installation and configuration with software and hardware setup;
  • Application and security setup;
  • Data conversion;
  • External interfaces;
  • Configuring security and user roles;
  • Integration of third-party applications (transportation services, library management, etc.);
  • Optional customization;
  • Quality assurance testing;
  • Comprehensive training; and
  • Ongoing support.

Multiple Implementation Strategies

Because every implementation is unique, our implementation strategies ensure that Synergy Education Platform components go live when – and only when – the time is right for your district. We support:

  • Rapid deployment to get you up and running as quickly as possible;
  • Multi-phased implementation (e.g., rolling out core SIS functionality first, then adding in Gradebook, and ultimately ParentVUE and StudentVUE mobile apps); or
  • Rollout in waves (e.g., fully implementing in elementary schools, then middle, and finally high schools).

 

Process Consulting

Early in the implementation process, we will review your district’s current business processes together in order to:

  • Understand short and long term goals;
  • Discover existing process and technology gaps;
  • Define new workflows or reengineer existing workflows;
  • Increase efficiency and save money.

 

Hosting

Edupoint customers can choose to host their own environments or have us do the hosting.

  • Self Hosting -  Most of our large district customers elect to host their own Synergy® product environments onsite. Self-hosting enables IT staff to schedule updates and roll out new releases at times that are most convenient, while retaining maximum control over district data
  • Edupoint Hosting -  Edupoint can host your Synergy product implementation for you onsite or in the cloud. Onsite hosting is available to districts of all sizes. Edupoint cloud hosting is ideal for smaller districts with fewer than 7,500 students with limited technology infrastructure or IT staff.

 

DEMO VERSION - For Evaluation Purposes Only by Sea Star Software

"Synergy provides all of our users – administrators, teachers, and parents – real-time access to the student information they need, all from a single centralized location.  Edupoint’s proven implementation methodology and flexible solutions help ensure us that they will be a true partner with our district for years to come."

- Mary Mulcahy, SIS Analyst, Mesa County Valley School District 51