Business Data to Business Intelligence

When Business Data becomes Business Intel...schools flourish!

It takes years of work and highly experienced marketers, especially in a niche industry such as international education, to learn how to identify market trends and interpret business data. Needless to say, this comes at a high cost and not all schools can afford to spend so much money on marketing strategy. So what if we told you that forecasting, agent trends and numbers and emerging markets, among others, can all be identified at the click of a button thanks to Intrinsiq.

Yes that’s right. At just the click of a button, schools are now able to track agent performance. Most meetings with agents are focused on negotiations on better commission rates, but what if the agent has not performed well enough? Schools can ensure that they reward the right agents appropriately because as the saying goes: the numbers don’t lie.

The same goes for  identifying patterns and trends and powerful reporting. All companies and businesses, and schools are no different, rely heavily on identifying patterns and trends ,that way they can feel more secure when allocating their marketing budget. This also helps schools identify emerging markets, and ones which need more work done in them. 

In short, such a tool helps schools save time, money and resources. Most providers, even those offering off-the-shelf products will have some kind of system embedded in their CRM that might shed some light on one or more of these areas, however, the problem with off-the-shelf products is that they were not built for your school, and as we know, all schools are different and are run differently. That is why Intrinsiq is ideal.

If you are already working with another provider, don’t worry. Intrinsiq has a lot of experience with smooth transitions from third party systems to their cloud. You and your staff will have the chance to learn how to work effectively with Intrinsiq before you switch over to it. Intrinsiq will also create a migration plan to ensure no data or bookings are lost during transition.

To top it off, Intrinsiq is offering schools free hosting for 6 months which is worth £2700 GBP.

So what are you waiting for? Take this opportunity to switch to an efficient, solid cloud-based system today! Contact Intrinsiq on idsupport@intrinsiq.net to find out more about how you can benefit from this exciting offer, and start running your school more efficiently. That way, you and your staff can focus all your resources on what matters the most i.e. giving your students the best learning experience possible!

‘Custom’ is always better because all schools are unique

When it comes to student management and CRM systems, many schools frequently opt for an off-the-shelf product mainly because they might still not be familiar with how such systems operate and prefer to go for the cheaper option. And who can blame them? The only issue with that is that in the long run, such systems stop being viable or, as the school grows, the system becomes less cost effective to run, due per user or student charges. And at that point, schools will have to begin from scratch and lose all the money, and time invested  on an off-the-shelf product.

CRM should not be a means to an end, but part of your Marketing Strategy

A good CRM doesn’t come cheap. That much is for certain. However, finding the right product that will help your school to grow exponentially over a period of time shouldn’t be looked at as an expense but a marketing investment.

Consider this example:

As a school you might decide that now is the right time to start looking into new markets and exploring new territories to improve your nationality mix and student number, and, let’s face it, to make a bigger profit. For this reason you hire decide that it is time to increase your marketing team and hire more people. You might even decide to open up a Marketing Department if your school has never had one. 

For your Finance Department that means at least one more person on the payroll, new office space, new technology.in total, a few tens of thousands of Euros, Pounds or Dollars! That is a considerable setback! That is not to mention the settling-in period where the new employee needs to become acquainted with your school system, start collecting info, eventually begin to identify market trends, and after 6 - 8 months (if the new marketing person is really good!), you might begin to see some RoI.

Now take that figure of a few tens of thousands...and continue to pay that every year!

How about this scenario?

- You start using a custom-built CRM system, such as Intrinsiq, which: 

- Can smoothly import data from other CRM systems

- Is cloud-based

- Has no limits on how many members of staff can use it

- Has no limits on student numbers

- Can manage your accommodation

- Can manage your class list and class allocation

- Can help with teacher tracking

- Can track agent performance

- Interprets data and analyses data to provide you with solid business intel on, for example, emerging markets and other trends

- Provides 24/7 support

All this helps to run the school more efficiently, so that your key members of staff can focus their time and energy on keeping the students at the school happy!

To top it off, Intrinsiq is offering schools free hosting for 6 months which is worth £2700 GBP.

What are you waiting for? Switch to Cloud today!

Schools often tell us that they would love to have a cloud-based system  to manage the day-to-day running of their school efficiently.  

They tell us that when switching from one provider to the other, they would ideally like the transition to be as smooth as possible. That solution is now possible with Intrinsiq. You do not have to wait any longer to move your school CRM software to cloud, and you neither have to worry about losing any data.

Here’s what Intrinsiq is offering you:

- An efficient cloud-based system that your school can start using immediately with your company data migrated

- Continuous support and training for you and your staff

- No user or student limits and multi centre support if needed - you can add as many students and as many members of staff as you like to the system. This is perfect for those schools that are planning to make this software part of their growth strategy. This way you will get no nasty surprises and price increases later on when you start reaching your targets and start registering more student numbers.

If you are already working with another provider, don’t worry. Intrinsiq has a lot of experience with smooth transitions from third party systems to our cloud. You and your staff will have the chance to learn how to manage the new software. We create a migration plan to ensure no data or bookings are lost during transition.

So what are you waiting for? Take this opportunity to switch to an efficient, solid cloud-based system today!