Frequently Asked Questions


You need to ask a lot of questions when choosing school management software. We understand that it’s an important decision, and you need to feel confident that you’re selecting a system that is efficient, easy-to-use, customizable, and that can grow with you and handle your unique needs. Our sales representatives are available to help you with that analysis, and to demonstrate how our products can help you achieve your goals in a cost-effective manner.

One of the first questions to ask is: Should we lease or buy?

Senior Systems offers both options, though we find that these days, schools of all sizes are overwhelmingly choosing the convenience and affordability of our Senior Systems Hosted Solution.

You also want to know that both the software and the service are going to meet your needs. Be sure to ask these questions of any vendor that you consider for your school management software:

Is there a comprehensive set of modules to address the needs in different areas of our school?

Senior Systems has a complete product line to address the needs of your Admissions Office,Academic Office/Registrar, Business Office, Advancement Office, Campus Store, and Summer School/Camp/Extended Programs, plus the My BackPack Web Portal to share data and communicate with students, parents, faculty/staff, and alumni.

Is the data completely integrated?

Senior Systems uses a single Oracle database for all of your data, so there are no double-entry issues or coordination problems between programs and modules.

Can we choose just the components we need? And add new capabilities when we’re ready?

Senior Systems school management software is completely modular. You can start with just the pieces you need right now, and phase in an implementation over time. You can add more functional areas and extended features as you go along, and you don’t have to worry about whether it will work with what you have already installed.

Can the database grow with us?

Senior Systems products are based on an Oracle database that is completely scalable whether you have 50 students or 5000 students.

What kind of service and support can we expect?

Senior Systems provides outstanding service and support every step of the way. Our services include project management, data conversion, training, and consulting. And unlimited product support is always just a phone call or email away!

Our sales representatives are experts at creating a software solution based on your school’s unique needs, concerns, and budgetary constraints. If you’d like more information about Senior Systems, or would like to schedule a demo, please fill out this form. One of our specialists will contact you shortly.