No body wants to buy a product that will not add value to his life. Reason why we make purchases it’s simply to satisfy a particular need, but the irony of whole thing, is simply, software markets are filled with too many junks that promises so much and accomplish so little and some nothing. Software is a technical product, as such it needs, not just having a basic knowledge of what a software can do to make a better purchasing decision that you won’t regret. Quickly i will show you ways to identify horrible school management software.
1. It can do every thing
Every good product, does few things and exceptionally well too.That’s why your ear is meant only for hearing and your eyes for seeing. A great school management software, solves a particular problem exceptionally well and also provides great user experience and as such gives great return on investment.
2. It’s Complex
Complexity can mean different things, but in this context, means the ease at which you get things done with the software. How many steps do you have to take to accomplish a task in the software, if the steps are more for just one task, it signals complexity. Every complex systems makes it difficult to learn, and also makes you prone to making many mistakes even after getting trained on how to use it.
3. No Documentation
Documentation in this context means, an online self help page that will guide you on how to solve most of the technical problem you might run into, in the course of using the service. The truth is, if the school software has not documentation, the software company offer little or no after sales support for their product. Without support, your school management software will put you into dilemma, leaving you to figure out the way out of every technical glitch, which can possibly lead to loss of time and in most cases heavy data loss, that ultimately lead to possible system failure.