Staff have also been provided numerous time-saving apps. For example, one app helps faculty members push grades from KSU’s Learning Management System (LMS) into its ERP system in batches. Previously, teaching staff had to do this manually grade by grade. This was so time-consuming, many staff didn’t even register grades in the LMS to avoid the laborious process of copying them over. Now, faculty can transfer all grades over in one batch, saving time that can be better spent helping students.
While several of KSU’s OutSystems apps automate or accelerate a single process, others encompass all kinds of features to enhance multiple parts of the student and staff experience.
The KSUMobile app, for example, provides a wide range of benefits to students, including:
- Interactive course timetable
- Meal card balance management
- GPS-tracking of campus buses, and automated alarms for when to set off for the bus stop.
The KSUMobile app includes a wealth of unique features and integrations that are made far easier by developing in OutSystems.
“Integration is always a challenge when developing solutions that pull data from different university systems,” Sameer says. “But as we’ve built so many solutions in OutSystems now, it’s easy to share data between different apps. That saves a lot of development time.”