Single Value Versus Multi Value Data

As with most users of a system, they are unaware of how the data is organized or interconnected. It’s been stated time and time again, that the philosophy behind eduTrac is historical data. Therefore, single value and multi value data play an important role. Single value data is data that is one of a kind or only one can exist. Let’s take “first name” for example. A person can only have one first name. Now, the person could change his or her first name, but he or she can still only have one first name. In contrast to single value data, multi value…

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The Quandary of Lookup Screens

Every now and again, we will get the question, “why is eduTrac built in a way that doesn’t allow the loading of all the data?” This question doesn’t pertain to students because they don’t have access to any lookup screens, but it pertains more to admins, faculty and staff. The conversation usually goes like this: Person 1: Well, the system doesn’t preload all the data because no one needs it all at once, and it brings unnecessary overhead to the database. Person 2: Yes, but it defeats the purpose of a system like this. How can someone find the information they…

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eduTrac SIS “Tye” Release

eduTrac SIS 4.5 which is dedicated to the English composer Christopher Tye has been released. New features include transferring credits, uploading of school photo, FERPA restriction, CSV to Email Reports, and many other bug fixes and enhancements. Attached are the release notes for your perusal. Attachments ERP-4.5-RN (82.62 kB)

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What is ERP?

Our eduTrac enterprise edition is a student information system as well as an ERP. However, most people are somewhat confused as to what an ERP is or what makes an ERP unique. The ERP SoftwareBlog has a great article entitled, What Is ERP? Where Does This Term Come From and Can It Help My Business?. It gives a clear definition of what an ERP is as well as a bit of history on the evolution of an ERP.

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eduTrac ERP Release 4.3

eduTrac ERP release 4.3 is now available. This release has been dedicated to the Italian composer, Vincenzo Bellini. It was one year ago that eduTrac was born into the world. That’s right, eduTrac turned 1 this month. What better way to celebrate than with a huge release. This new release includes several additions, a few bug fixes, and several enhancements. Below is the changelog for release 4.3.

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What to Expect In Release 4.3

Next month (September), eduTrac ERP will be one years old. We are celebrating with release 4.3. This release will include bug fixes, code refactoring, screen & database caching, a new myeduTrac Portal and more. eduTrac has come a long way from its conception and there have been 100’s of thousands of commits since then. There is no doubt, eduTrac is growing and it is growing fast. We are also thankful for our customers as well. Our ERP solution would not be as powerful without their generous feedback and feature requests. If you’ve been considering eduTrac ERP for your institution, don’t hesitate. Purchase today…

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tinyPHP MVC Framework v1.0.0

The tinyPHP MVC Framework has just been updated to version 1.0.0. tinyPHP is the same framework which was used to build eduTrac. While developing eduTrac, a plethora of changes were being made to the framework. With the new update inlined with eduTrac, it should make it easier for developers to work with eduTrac by understanding the framework. Below are a list of changes and enhancements. Don’t hesitate! Download and try it out today. If you run into any issues or have any suggestions, please feel free to post them to the tinyPHP forums.

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eduTrac Developer Codex

We are excited to announce our new eduTrac developer codex website. The codex references class methods, functions, hooks and filters which are used in eduTrac. This site is especially important for third party developers and anyone who is interested in extending eduTrac’s functionality. There is really no one size fits all student information system or college management software. Every educational institution is different with their own set of issues to address as well as workflow. This is why an SIS or ERP system should be as flexible as possible. There is no need to hack the core code, just write…

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