Since we implemented Edvance our faculty has been very happy with how quickly they were able to learn to use it and how easily you made changes. We have also been impressed with the quick response time for our requested changes as well as when we need further instruction.
- Karen Dixon, PhD, Assistant Director
The Horizons School
The customizations you added where I can scroll through student schedules and change sections to negate conflicts is an absolute dream come true. It is so easy to use and I am given so much information as to the effects of any changes I am making.
Thank you so much, it is one of the easiest conflict resolutions tools I have used.
- Tracy Faucher, Academic Director
Holy Trinity School
Mike is a pleasure to work with... He is a true renaissance man - a scholar and a gentleman - and I have the utmost respect for him and what he is doing.
I would also highlight your unparalleled customer service...I have never had that kind of support from a vendor before.
Director of Innovation & Technology
Holy Trinity School
The folks at Edvance have been absolutely fantastic to work with and have shared their mission-driven approach and deep appreciation of the work we do. Their software is user friendly, customizable, and their staff could not be more helpful and accommodating.
Margaret Quern Atkins
Director of NJ-STEP
Since teaming up with Edvance, the most significant change has been the ability to build a
Curriculum Management and Evaluations modules that meet our students' educational needs as
well as Ministry requirements. This allows teachers to create IEPs and report cards in an
efficient manner all while keeping the student's best interest in the forefront...The ease
of this system and its access to reports has been applauded by our professionals...we are
very pleased with not only the system but also the support given by its team. Always courteous
and open to suggestions, it is apparent that their goal is to offer the best possible solution
to meet its client's unique needs.
Finding a school management software system that was able to meet our needs was a very complex endeavour. Our school offers educational services for students with intellectual challenges ranging in age from 4-21. We service over 500 students and have over 170 staff. Unfortunately "box" products did not suit our needs. We needed a company that would offer us the flexibility in creating our own content and not keep us confined to a pre-set program. We actually tried working with a freelance company but the product created was very "programmer dependent", and that a "business" approach was being used. Ultimately we were looking for a company that understood how our school functions, allow us to control the content of the data, flexible when changes are required, affordable, and most of all, a company that had an educational background.
After meeting the team behind Edvance, we knew immediately that they understood our needs and that we both spoke the same "language". Since teaming up with Edvance, the most significant change has been the ability to build a Curriculum Management and Evaluations modules that meet our students' educational needs as well as Ministry requirements. This allows teachers to create IEPs and report cards in an efficient manner all while keeping the student's best interest in the forefront. Content is controlled within the school and we do not have to seek out "programmer assistance". This is imperative as the needs of the students are constantly changing therefore so does the content that we are evaluating.
At Summit, we are a multi-disciplinary team that shares information to better plan for the educational needs of our students. Because of this approach, we felt it important to create a depository for sharing reports and evaluations within their system. The ease of this system and its access to reports has been applauded by our professionals.
We are currently in our second year running Edvance Software and we are very pleased with not only the system but also the support given by its team. Always courteous and open to suggestions, it is apparent that their goal is to offer the best possible solution to meet its client's unique needs.
Special Education Consultant
As Academic Director in this co-educational boarding and day school with a large number of
overseas as well as Canadian students, I have found the Edvance software to be the most effective
and flexible of several similar timetabling and reporting programs that we have tried. The
staff of Edvance is most efficient and helpful in dealing with our questions and requirements.
We have been able to achieve a customized product that meets our present needs and is adaptable
for future developments.
The thing that has been most impressive is the speed with which your team has responded to any
issue we have had, and to date have always found a solution.... the other thing that is exciting
is the possibility of co-developing and customizing our own site.
Trafalgar School for Girls
I love it!!!!!!!!!!!
It has made the teacher's job much easier and more time can be spent on teaching! Keeping track of the disciplinary issues within the school is easy and allows me to keep an eye on all the kids. More importantly, it allows us to prevent bigger issues/situations from arising. In essence, we can help the student earlier.
Loyola High School
...I can say that after 25 years my day is happier and lighter with all of the new advances with my
new software. I would highly recommend this software.
Loyola High School
For a number of years I have been manually scheduling Loyola's Parent/Teacher Interviews which occur
three times a year.Recently Paul Donovan, Principal, and I were calculating approximately how long it
took me each time to do this.We came up with about 40 hours per session.So when the possibility of it
being made available on-line so that parents could schedule their own appointments, I was very excited.
Many variables came into play whenever I did do the scheduling, so I had a few reservations of how this
would be accomplished on line.Mike spent some time with me collecting information of what exactly I took
into consideration when scheduling, eg. how long between appointments, locations of different teachers, etc.,
in order that he could create a similar program.Although I was looking forward to being relieved of this
long process, I certainly had my reservations of how it would actually work successfully. I anticipated
spending hours on the phone 'walking' parents through the new process.
My reservations were unfounded.I was blown away at how smoothly this entire process played out. The instructions given to the parents could not have been any simpler.The phone calls I received were minimal, and were for the most part, the parents inability to understand simple instructions - not the program. A couple of glitches occured, but mainly due to our not considering a particular situation ahead of time. They were rectified immediately.
It was the first attempt at this new system and I am thrilled to say how impressed I was with the outcome. There are a couple of changes that I feel will help improve the process even more, but all in all it was great!
Loyola High School