Skyward Link with UMRA
Connection with Skyward
Network account management in educational institutions is becoming increasingly complex. Hundreds or even thousands of accounts must be created at the beginning of the school year. In addition, during the school year changes are made and updates must be performed. Adding to the complexity, students require access to various applications, e-mail environments, the file system and the e-learning environment.
Much of the data on students has been available in School Administration Software such as Skyward. Through Tools4ever's Skyward link with UMRA (User Management Resource Administrator), data from Skyward automatically, and without manual intervention, becomes available in the Active Directory, Novell (NDS), Unix as well as other educational applications, such as access systems, electronic learning environment, library systems, etc. Any change in Skyward's School Administration Software is detected by UMRA and then the necessary action is performed.
Benefits to a Connection with Skyward
The benefits of this automated Skyward link can be seen in improved efficiency and consistancy of the network account management process. For instance, faster turnaround times for creating accounts, creating accounts accurately and the ability to apply a workflow for approvals and downstream provisioning.