Edulink Integrator provides our partners: software publishers, local authorities and academy school chains with secure, on-demand management information system (MIS) data extraction services from multiple schools simultaneously.
What is Edulink Integrator?
Edulink Integrator provides a live direct data connection between your software platform and your group of schools. It also allows schools to ensure that only the data required is extracted and that it is transferred safely and securely.
Our management information system (MIS) extraction agent runs in each school location, extracting the required data in the background. It cleanses, checks, consolidates and delivers all data securely in the required uniform format, to a database managed by Overnet Data within your infrastructure.
Security is priority, using SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption for safe and reliable delivery. The system maintains a direct link between the partner and the school and gives the school full control over what information they make available to the partner.
You benefit from:
- Better performance
- Reduced scope for faults
- Faster fault finding with our built in diagnostics
How it works
Edulink Integrator Server
The Edulink Integrator Server runs on hardware within the partner’s infrastructure and is fully managed by Overnet Data. The service can run within a VM (virtual machine) environment.
The Agent runs as a program on each school’s network. It connects to the school’s MIS and to every partner that the school is providing data to. The Agent provides the school with status information about the connection to the school’s MIS as well as detailed status information about every partner’s connection.
Every partner is provided with their own Installer. When they sign up a new school, they ask the school to download and run their Installer. When run it first checks to see if the Agent is installed, and if not downloads and installs it. Once the Agent is successfully installed, it configures a connection to the partner’s Integrator Server from the Agent and takes the school through the installation and setup process.
What data can I extract?
- School details
- Staff information
- Student information & photos
- Parental contact information
- Year, tutor & teaching groups
What makes Edulink
The system maintains a direct link between the partner and the school and gives the school full control over what information they make available to the partner. This includes purging data held by third parties and initiating cache refreshes.
- Zero start-up cost and lower on-going fees
- Live direct data connection between the partner and the school for better performance
- You have full control of year end data roll forward
- We manage the data sharing agreement with the school, as well as ensuring compliance
Edulink Integrator is transforming how MIS data is shared with 3rd parties, giving all stakeholders involved total piece of mind that this is being done securely and trouble free.