Microsoft Dynamics 365 helps education focused organisations empower their employees, encourage students, and optimise operations. Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides automation and integration of academic and administrative functions to your institution. From the admissions process, attendance records, fee management, examination and finance, you can manage the entire student journey with an end-to-end solution tailor-made for your institution.
The education sector is always growing, which amplifies the need to align student and stakeholder expectations.
Engage with your students more effectively
From every touchpoint, empower your staff to have fingertip access to the latest student, graduate, or prospective student information. Enable them to make the best decisions and improve the student journey. Boost student retention, identify new opportunities, and engage in a more personalised and efficient manner
Secure your data
Control access to secure information with appropriate security control levels based on user credentials. Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers cost-effective compliance and extensive regulatory services
Streamline your operations
Automate key banking and insurance processes while reducing operational costs and student on-boarding times across all schools and departments
Enhance your financial decision making
Assess the health of your business, improve financial controls, and make timely decisions to drive agility and growth using real-time financial reporting
Improve the student journey
Track enrolment, timetable scheduling and admissions with one system
Simplify day-to-day operations management
From faculty management, recruitment and faculty evaluation – you can empower your staff to manage all aspects of everyday BAU work to keep your school operational and efficient
How can we help you specifically?
With a push to adhere to strict and ever-growing regulatory compliance in the education sector, CEOs, principals, chancellors and deans are increasingly focused on security and reporting. Not only is there the requirement to comply with a vast array of government and private sector regulations, but the very real need to remain competitive and be recognised as leaders in the industry. With Dynamics 365, Fusion5 has helped education providers:
Attract the right students
It’s not just about attracting new students; you want to get the right students. To do this, you need to position your school as modern, innovative, and at the forefront of education. And in this new era of remote learning, Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides students and staff alike with built-in collaboration tools such as electronic whiteboards, break out rooms, and pre-recorded lecture sessions through one easy-to-use system.
Gain clarity over finance and profits
Transform and automate your school’s financial operations with real-time performance, successfully predicting future results and making data-backed business decisions for enhanced growth. Reduce your operational costs by empowering your staff and teachers to work more efficiently with features that improve the student experience, support financial planning and analysis, and offers financial process automation.
We understand that within the education sector, Operations Managers, Department Heads, and Functional Area Managers such as Sales, Marketing, HR, and Procurement are often challenged by the need to balance productivity, cost reduction, and meeting deadlines. Over many Dynamics 365 implementations, we have seen these challenges reduced, and even removed, by
Unifying and automating student back-end processes
Customise critical financial documents such as statements and invoices. Create automated subscription-based models that can automate recurring enrolment requirements, cut down on audit costs and precisely calculate financial statements. Role specific dashboards, alerts, task list and reports improve productivity, security and decision making across different departments and faculties.
Embracing multi-channel sales and marketing
Showcase your school and its students with Microsoft Dynamics 365’s inbuilt marketing and sales campaign functionality. Create personalised communications, large advertising campaigns, promote open days or events, and funding exercises, with the click of a button.
We typically see that the role of the CIO, IT Manager, or technology leader in the education sector is often heavily focussed on keeping BAU systems and hardware working, while balancing new projects and initiatives such as rolling out new systems and upgrades. Additionally, they are tasked with ensuring educators have the right tools for the job, to empower students to achieve the best possible results. Dynamics 365 supports you by
Security and Privacy
There is an extra layer of security and privacy needed within the education sector we generally don’t see across other industries. There is the obvious security for your teachers around exam environments and course information, but also the personal information of students who may be going through hardship or pastoral care. With Microsoft Dynamics 365 your data is kept secure and you have complete control over who has access to it and at what times. Logs are kept to see who has accessed sensitive information you can keep track of that sensitive data to gain a holistic view of your students, where they are in their journey and ways you can improve it based on their personal experience and results.
Removing disparate systems
We often find that schools and education institutions have one system for each job. So, student management, alumni products, general communications and marketing may have individual applications. With Microsoft Dynamics 365, you have one source of truth that will help you manage your staff and students from one centralised system, making it easier to find areas of each process you can streamline and optimise. With our Microsoft Licensing service, you can make changes to your requirements to reflect staff and student numbers/users in real time – saving you money and giving better control over your Microsoft applications.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Applications for Education
Fusion5 has a proven track record of delivering Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions that offer the ability to personalise your approach to enterprise resource planning with business apps that are built on Azure and tightly integrated with Office 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform.
As a member of the Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle, we are recognised as being an expert and trusted pair of hands for your implementation. In addition, Fusion5 offers advance access to product updates, licensing changes, and the ability to take our customers’ feedback to the source of Microsoft innovation, to help bring solutions that really make a difference to our clients.
With the wide range of Microsoft Awards Fusion5 holds recognising our unrelenting commitment to delivering great outcomes for our customers, you can feel confident that your business' Microsoft project is in safe hands.