COMPUTERIZED STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
The ever changing trend in technology brought the necessity for the automation of everything from paper-and-pen based to absolute computer domination. The overwhelming emergence of computers paved way to easier access of information that leads to increased production, efficiency and reliability. The increasing urbanity of modern information system allows the information and communication technologies to be utilized in different actions. In fact, the educational institutions are one of the leading users of computer applications in order to manage student data. Student Information System is a computer application that deals with the generation, collection, organization, storage, retrieval and dissemination of recorded knowledge. Computerized Student Information System provide capabilities for entering student information, building a student record and managing other student – related data needs in the school.
A student information system (SIS) is a software application for education establishments to manage student data. Also known as student information management system (SIMS), student records system (SRS), student management system (SMS), campus management system (CMS) or school management system (SMS). These systems vary in size, scope and capability, from packages that are implemented in relatively small organizations to cover student records alone, to enterprise-wide solutions that aim to cover most aspects of running large multi-campus organizations with significant local responsibility. Many systems can be scaled to different levels of functionality by purchasing add-on "modules" and can typically be configured by their home institutions to meet local needs. Until recently, the common functions of a student records system are to support the maintenance of personal and study information relating to: * Handling inquiries from prospective students
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