Meet Our New Service Health Dashboard!

What's the first word that comes to mind when you think of cloud-based applications?

When our customers were asked to describe Wisenet, the adjective that came up the most often was "reliable." 

With 99.9% uptime and 97% customer support satisfaction, our numbers and adjectives look good on paper, but we took the next step to make it look even better on screen.

Ready to say hello to the pixel-perfect, fab new Service Health Dashboard?

Go on, take it for a spin!

Topics: What's New

4 Things Steve Jobs Taught Us About Cloud Computing

It's faster in every case to talk to the server than it is my local hard disk... Carrying around these non-connected computers -- with tons of data and state in them -- is byzantine by comparison.

- Steve Jobs, late Co-founder and Chairman of Apple
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Steve Jobs spoke about this in 1997 at the Worldwide Developer Conference. His speech also included a vision for bringing the cloud to everyone's personal computer. Sure enough, 19 years later today, all of us probably have adopted cloud computing for both personal and business use.

Or, have we?

Topics: Insider Technology

Upgrading Your Platform On Wisenet: The End Of Inefficiency As We Know It

Ready to do more with less?

The end of inefficiency as we know it is here - scaling up and out no longer requires expensive tools.

Because we take a lot of pride in simplifying critical business processes for training organisations -- so you can go on doing what you love -- we released tons of fab new features that are immediately available upon upgrade.

Topics: Resources

Wisenet-Moodle Two-Way Integration: Automation, Grade Locks, & More

Too many apps. Too many data sets. Too many teams needing access to the same files.

We've all been there - the hassle of entering data multiple times across multiple systems. Unless your business has upgraded to the cloud, the several thousand character journey is one that countless individuals are forced to make daily. 

But here's some good news: those days are now over if you are using Wisenet & Moodle.

Replace painful manual processes with automation that is as easy as getting your Facebook and Spotify up and in sync.

Our Product team has completed and shipped a brand new series of Moodle connectors that work just like LEGO blocks do. And all you need to know is that this is going to make your job easier and simpler with less risk.

Topics: Insider E-Learning

Xero & MYOB Can Be Friends

Every training provider we speak with wants to automate because it's the key to reducing costs, improving productivity, and managing compliance.  One of the most common requests we hear at Wisenet is:

How can we best integrate student data with accounts?  

Topics: Student Management Technology

3 Ways To Maximise The Learner Experience

Flashback to our recent post How To Attract And Retain More Students: 3 Lessons From Disney. Maximising the learner experience was one of the strategies we listed for boosting learner enrolments and retention rates.

So how can you do this in your registered training organisation? 

Of course, attention should first and foremost be given to maximising each learner's learning experience on the course(s) you deliver. But their experience with your training organisation isn't limited to the courses they are doing.

Aside from your course(s), these are 3 other ways to maximise each learner's overall experience in your training organisation.

Topics: Student Experience

Unfunded International Provider?  Here's What You Need To Know.

Effective April 2016, Unfunded International Providers (UIPs) in New Zealand must report data to the Ministry of Education (MoE).

The MoE UIP data collection system is an improved means of collecting education data that reduces providers’ compliance costs by replacing manual collections. 

This mandatory electronic data collection provides the MoE with data on international students participating in education in New Zealand at Unfunded Private Training Establishments (PTEs). These data sets include:

  • official name, date of birth, residency;
  • provider and component enrolment;
  • component and qualification completion.

Through the system, the Ministry performs ongoing checks to ensure the integrity of the data stored in the system. 

No more exports. No more manual submissions. No more fuss.

The MoE is right on the money here. The days of manual data collections, exports, imports, uploads, and errors are fading fast. The future is here, and it is instantaneous with live links and automation between consumers, business, and government. Ignore at your own peril!

But, why? What changes can PTEs expect from now on?

Topics: Insider What's New News Compliance New Zealand

Using Wisenet Like A Pro: 4 Ways To Automate Online Enrolment

The words "imagination" and "policies" don't always appear in the same sentence, but now there's a way to let them both run free, literally! 

Registered training organisations can finally bid goodbye to tiresome, repetitive, and manual administrative tasks. This new tool -- which could be every registrar's personal butler -- is designed to work and execute sequential tasks just the way you like it. 

Ready to use your imagination in policy automation? Read on for 4 ways to leverage automation in training organisation management!

Free Guide: 5 Tips To Grow Your Training Organisation With Online Enrolment

If you build it, they will come.

While that tip from Field of Dreams has primed countless organisations of various industries for success, it has also left the clueless feeling rather, well, helpless. (Not to mention poorer!)

It's true. A website can be a powerful sales tool for virtually any business. But the harder truth is that most of us don't have the expertise or resources to build an e-commerce website which results in business growth. 

Here's some good news for all registered training organisations: we've built you a new Online Enrolment app to extend your existing web site with a self-service booking engine complete with payment processing - in minutes

Focus on marketing your website, not building it. Make your mantra instead "If you invest in the right tools, they will come."

(Psst! What would you like to see in this feature? Take this survey to help shape the next Wisenet release!)

Topics: Insider What's New

No Hard Feelings: 5 Simple Steps To Avoid App Fatigue

The way you’re feeling about the cloud application(s) you’re using reveals a lot about the vendor, and the resulting feelings highlight what’s missing from the ideal experience.

If you experience negative feelings about an application you use at work, you're not alone. 

App Fatigue has become as common as gum disease - so common, it's a condition that's largely ignored with dis(App)ointment brushed off like houseflies. 

Fact is, diagnosing App Fatigue could be as clinical and straightforward as your next doctor's visit. You'll be happy to know that you're well on your way to prevention and cure.

Here are our tips on diagnosing App Fatigue and how to set yourself up for App Nirvana instead!