Decision Makers: Why Choose SIF?
An example of using interoperability for data management on a daily basis
The diagram above illustrates a high-level example of the benefits of using SIF, based on actual figures provided by a School District in the United States. The School District calculated the total time taken to perform regular daily tasks before and after implementing SIF.
Based on the above figures, a School District could save over 40% of their time allocated to these tasks every week using SIF alone.
24/7 access to accurate school and learning information is now essential.
Interoperability (the ability to share data between different systems on different machines) solves these issues and should be a major component of your planning for a 24/7 world.
Selecting the SIF standard gives you a solution that is:
Open Standard Vendor Neutral Platform independent
SIF is designed specifically for technology providers and educators. It is not a product, but a technical blueprint for software that:
enables your current applications to interact and share data seamlessly in real time
manages your current educational data
now works cross-platform over modern technologies
allows automated reporting
Additional benefits of using SIF include: