Management Information System (MIS) for schools
See why 4,300 schools have moved to Arbor, the UK’s most popular cloud MIS
Whilst already a brilliant MIS we have been impressed with the pace at which Arbor are adding new features and improvements. Feedback from end users is actively encouraged and it is obvious that updates are based on this feedback.
I liken Arbor to when I got my last car – you could tell the person who designed it probably wanted to drive it. You find, with Arbor, that you’re developing it in a way that makes it easier to use. There are no more spreadsheets going back and forth.
I could talk to you until tomorrow about things that Arbor’s helped with. But for me, it’s not about how much time it saved me, it’s about how much more powerful your impact can be. It means I can do better, smarter, more insightful things.
“I’d been working with our old MIS system both in support roles and as the Data Manager here for over 20 years, so I think everyone was really surprised at how I embraced the change to Arbor. But I could see at an early stage of the implementation process that it had some really powerful and easy to use features for creating custom groups and sending out communications for all the curriculum groups as well as the custom groups. I really wouldn’t want to go back to the old system.”
“Arbor has been a really great exercise in helping us step back and question the way we were doing things, and asking ourselves: ‘Why do we do that?’ and ‘Can we do things a different way?’ For example, parents’ evenings used to be this massive deal, but with Arbor, it’s easy. Another example is exams; Arbor gave us an opportunity to question how we were running exams at Pool and see if there was a better way.”
“I love Arbor because the MIS and team helped us gain the GOOD rating that we so desperately deserved after a tough few years! The staff at Baxter College were able to show the amazing work they do day in and day out, to Ofsted thanks to Arbor.”
“Arbor has improved the statistics that we can get, regarding behaviour and attendance, to allow senior leadership teams to make better informed decisions to drive improvement. With Arbor, the right information is in the right place at the right time. E.g. Detentions are automated to send a report to go to form tutors two minutes before afternoon registration session. This has helped improve students’ behaviour.”
“We genuinely love the Arbor system and the team behind it who seem to just want the whole system to succeed at the Lakes. There’s always a bit of heart in the mouth when you instigate such change in a school and I would just like to say a huge thank you to yourself and your team, who really have looked after us and who have wholeheartedly helped us confirm that the decision to change to Arbor was the right one.”
“If you’re looking for an MIS which does everything, there’s no other option really. When we met Arbor, you could just tell this was a different way of doing things. There was a degree of ambition that matched what we wanted to do for our school.”
“It’s simple and easy to use, makes getting data much quicker, and there’s an overall fantastic service. The look and feel of the Arbor platform has engaged all of our staff, whether they be teachers, support or admin. Finally, we feel we are now in the 21st Century!”
Parkroyal Community School
“United Learning are excited to realise the benefits that a modern cloud-based MIS such as Arbor will bring to our schools – resilience, mobility, security and the reduced costs of a single, highly capable tool.”
“When the LEO Academy Trust was looking to move to a cloud based MIS, financial savings and value for money was hugely important. Having moved to Arbor, we have saved money on third party products which we no longer require as they are included in the core functionality of Arbor.”
“We were looking for a more modern MIS that suited the needs of us as a modern organisation. We went through the tender process and found that Arbor was the best solution for those needs. It’s intuitive and easy-to-use and it gives the people in our trust back the ownership over the data that they need. Now, we can easily access key bits of data in a few clicks, whereas before, we had to ask someone to run a report to get basic bits of information.”
“Working with Arbor is a pleasure in every way. It is an exceptional tool, but the people make the real difference with their friendly but professional manner, clear knowledge of the system, and most of all, a strong passion and desire for delivering the desired outcomes and improving features and functionality. They listen and act. We can not endorse Arbor enough.”
“Arbor’s simple interface is easy to use, and we love the MAT reporting tool – the ability to see MAT data in one place without having to contact all schools individually has saved us so much time!”
“Our Trust needs a user friendly, one stop shop MIS that also provides analytics. Arbor stands out from the crowd. We love the look, feel and flexibility of Arbor. All of our “can we” questions have received a resounding yes. Support and communication has been excellent. We are so pleased to be their 1000th customer!”
“We chose Arbor as the MIS for all our schools as we knew we wanted to have a cloud-based product. This was important for our Trust as our schools cover a wide geographical area. We can access all of our data and information wherever we are, whenever we need it.”
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