SLS performs regular conversions for your district through our Application Services.
Each setup is customized to the type of school data you make available in order to minimize changes. Data can be provided in flexible formats. For easiest, quickest conversions, providing data in a tab delimited format with seperate columns for street numbers, street address, school, etc is best. We always ask you provide a sample of your data so we can determine the best conversion process for your district. Putting us directly in contact with your data agency, staff or department will help speed the process for your data conversion as well.
The SLS system contains a "testing" area for data after
it is loaded. This means after new data is loaded into the
system, it goes into separate database tables. There are non-templated
testing search screens that allow spot checks of your data
with address searches, just like a user would do. Once you are
confident of the data's integrity, you notify SLS via email. SLS will replace current
production data with the newly approved data.
Absolutely not! The School Locator System can operate from
a domain prefix. Example: schoollocator.yourdistrictswebsite.com. This
just requires an addition to your existing DNS information. You can select your own personal domain name prefix. SLS will assist your hosting department with these simple updates through our Application Services.
ASK FOR IT. SLS will do what we can to add features to make
the system a better tool. If we receive requests from multiple
districts for the same feature, we will make it our goal to add the new feature to the
next version upgrade. As part of the Application Services, you automatically get the new upgrades!
This will depend on the growth of your district and the community.
How often are you building or adding new schools? How often are
streets being created or renamed in your area? We recommend at least one
conversion per year and SLS will perform up to four conversions in one year through Application Services.
COMPLETELY Confidential by SLS! As a matter of fact, SLS
is willing to sign a confidentiality statement upon request from
your district. Be aware that through normal searches on your site,
certain information will naturally be accessible in the search results
by any user.
SLS provides UNLIMITED email tech support through Application Services. You are never farther away from immediate assistance than a computer key stroke!
TWO WEEKS. As soon as we receive your local school data we
can develop your custom data import , set up your templates and get you ready to
go in two weeks or less!
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