OpenSIS

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openSIS
Developer(s) OS4Ed
Stable release
6.3 / 2017.03.03
Development status Active
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multilingual
Type Student Information System
License GNU GPL v2
Website opensis.com

openSIS is one of several free and open source student information system available to K-12 and higher education institutions. The solution has been in development for several years and appears to have much of the functionality that long time commercial versions have. The solution is a web-based application developed and maintained by Open Solutions for Education, Inc. (www.os4ed.com).

openSIS is written in PHP and uses MySQL to store information. The community edition is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, is free software, and can be downloaded from the Sourceforge and opensis.com websites. The application is stable, and is in active development cycle with continuing activity in the community forums. openSIS is also offered as a cloud hosted SaaS version at a low cost. Professional and Surge versions are not free but are affordable.

Product features[edit]

According to the company's website, the solutions features these base features:

  • Student Photograph
  • Demographic Information
  • Contact Information
  • Parent's and Guardian's Information
  • Gradebook
  • Reports/Report Designer
  • Report Cards
  • Transcripts
  • Health Records
  • Multiple types of Scheduling
  • Built-in Messaging
  • Attendance
  • Parent Portal
  • User Customizable Preferences
  • Security
  • Light Weight IEP
  • Staff Information
  • Staff Certification

These are listed as additional modules available in their paid edition or cloud version that is hosted:

  • Discipline
  • Email Messaging
  • Student Billing
  • Library Management
  • On-line Applicant Processing/Admissions
  • US State Reporting (important for US based schools and districts)
  • Moodle Integration
  • SugarCRM Integration

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