Enterprise Foundation is a highly powerful, yet easy-to-use timetabling solution. It is flexible in that it supports fully automated scheduling, entirely manual scheduling or a combination of the two. This enables the user to always have the power of the scheduling engine while maintaining complete control. Because the scheduling engine is always engaged, it dynamically anticipates the scheduling questions the user might ask. Enterprise Foundation can integrate with your Students Records, HR and Estates systems to reduce time spent manually inputting information thus saving your institution money.
NEW Version 3.2.2 includes a restyled interface that can be amended by customers to reflect their own branding. It also brings together all Scientia’s offerings into an integrated portal, giving customers a single point of access to timetabling, exam scheduling, room bookings and student preferences.
Enterprise Foundation is a highly flexible solution and enables you to:
Create personalised timetables for students and staff
Enable timetables to be created at the school or faculty level which are also visible as a cohesive university timetable
Create a clash-free coherent timetable – Enterprise Foundation supports and underpins the scheduling of all planned activities using the resources available.
Improve efficiency – Enterprise Foundation enables you to optimise resources and improve planning. The software allows you to gain more control as it gives visibility of information.
Increase student and staff satisfaction-
Enterprise Foundation is able to create personalised electronic timetables for students and staff. It can also be configured so that timetables produced are the most convenient for students.
Make the best use of available space – Fit teaching into the right type of room with matching capacity to improve utilisation. Many institutions have been able to increase student numbers and offer more courses whilst reducing the number of teaching rooms.
Maintain academic staff priorities – Enterprise Foundation’s scheduling engine supports timetabling constraints that are applied for academic reasons. Academic staff will also be reassured to know that their availability and preferences can be respected in the scheduling process.
Improve efficiency – Smart scheduling ensures that important resources such as staff, rooms and equipment are effectively utilised to the benefit of the whole organisation. This releases capacity that can be used to support growth, or for other revenue generating activities.
Improve decision making – Use management reports to monitor and react to key information such as room utilisation and staff availability. Fast and efficient ‘what-if’ scenario building allows you to plan new buildings, model new courses, or increase student numbers with real confidence.
See at a glance where there are free slots.
Flexible search – search for a specific room to be free anytime or search by times available to book a specific room.
Create customisable rules and constraints – create soft and hard constraints like travel time or rooms with specific equipment.
Handle jointly taught teaching – where students on different modules and programmes are actually co-taught in the same location by the same member of staff, the jointly-taught activity model in Enterprise Foundation allows students to see the correct view of the activity without requiring double booking of staff or rooms.
Flexibile scheduling - Fully automated, fully manual scheduling or a combination of both.
Adjust scheduling preferences – the user therefore can ‘teach’ the scheduling engine what constitutes a good timetable.
Bookings – the software supports the making of ad-hoc resource bookings, for students’ private study, extra-curricular activities or for users external to the institution.
View multiple timetables – see the knock-on impact of any timetabling change to all of the resources involved. The user can see the timetable from different perspectives in separate tabs, side by side or cascaded.
Create personalised views – the user can personalise the software to show the information required in an order that suits their task. Personalisation is remembered every time you use the software so that it ‘learns’ how you like to work.
Reporting capability – Enterprise Foundation has a built in reporting capability that allows the user to send what they are seeing on screen directly to a printer or to a number of file formats. The reporting database also allows for custom reports to be built using standard reporting tools.