SAMI release a new version of the Edvance School Management System

Dublin, Ireland – September 5, 2012 

Software Asset Management Ireland, has launched the new Edvance school management system.  The Irish designed system is designed for use by primary schools, providing them with a complete management system, increasing efficiency and helping to reduce costs, a must for school principals in a challenging budgetary environment.

Edvance helps schools improve the quality and efficiency of school life and create an environment that will foster learning.  The software allows the easy capture of key information such as, attendance records, test results, class management records, timetables and student specific information and contact details.  The new Edvance system includes an innovative easy to use interface that will encourage usage among even the most technology shy teachers.  Additional features added to the system include Standardised Testing reporting and also a School Website offering. SAMI, which employs 30 people, developed the new system following extensive customer consultation over a period of 12 months.

The new release has been very much driven by school feedback. Dualta Moore, CEO of SAMI explains, “Edvance has been making life easier for schools since its launch in 2009.  We are lucky to have a number of innovative schools who have supported and helped shaped the product development. It was important to us that this version would be of use to teachers and to management in schools.  We underwent a series of feedback exercises to understand where we could improve and add more value. This release is the realisation of this feedback process.”

The investment in new technologies and processes has also led to greater value for money.  Schools realise the potential that technology can bring to learning in the classroom and efficiency in the school.  Cost however can often be a barrier for schools to adopt innovative solutions. “We are all too familiar with budget constraints in this country. Rather than complain about it, we decided to do something that could help solve the problem for our customers. We re-developed Edvance using the latest technology, significantly reducing our costs. In this way, we can pass these savings onto our customers.

The new platform also allows us to be more flexible and agile in the rollout of new features. We envisage a busy year ahead as we launch more and more solutions for schools”, Moore stated.

Primary schools can now try out the new Edvance system on a free 30 day no obligation trial.


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About Edvance

Edvance, a SAMI product, is a leading school management and learning platform specifically designed for Irish primary schools.

SAMI is an award winning Software Company focused on the education sector. With a wide range of solutions for both students, teachers and schools, SAMI is driving innovation and change within the education and learning sector. The company develops learning and management solutions for schools and students through its Edvance and Examtime products. It also provides access to discounted software through the Software4Students websites. SAMI was ranked 7th in the Deloitte Technology Fast50 EMEA region in 2010 and in 2011 EMEA awards achieved 10th place.