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Comparison of licenses

LicenseDemo Licenses Full individual
user license
 Full school license
Individual userSchool(100)(200)(500)(1000)(2000)(4000)
Cost (GBP)FreeFree £3 £30£55£137.5£275£400£500
License duration3 months3 months 1 year 1 year1 year1 year1 year1 year1 year
Number of students200(1)No limit No Limit(2) 100(3)200(3)500(3)1000(3)2000(3)4000(3)
Attendance sessions(5)50100 No limit No limitNo limitNo limitNo limitNo limitNo limit
Classes per teacher10No limit No limit No limitNo limitNo limitNo limitNo limitNo limit
Number of teacher logins2No limit 5 No limitNo limitNo limitNo limitNo limitNo limit
Number of PC installations11 1 111111
Can synchronise with iPhone(4)Yes(12)No Yes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Can synchronise with Palm® OSYesNo Yes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Licenses for Palm® OS devicestrialtrial 2 102050100200400
Web-based interface(6)YesYes Yes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Interactive attendance sheetYesYes Yes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Attendance codes and notesYesYes Yes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Student incident systemYesYes Yes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Teacher timetable overviewYesYes Yes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Class attendance totalsYesYes Yes YesYesYesYesYesYes
School absences summaryNoYes No YesYesYesYesYesYes
School sign in/out(7)NoYes No YesYesYesYesYesYes
School-wide student attendance viewNoYes No YesYesYesYesYesYes
Automatic attendance analysis(8)NoYes No YesYesYesYesYesYes
School attendance reports (.csv)NoYes No YesYesYesYesYesYes
Attendance validation toolNoYes No YesYesYesYesYesYes
Text-based attendance archivesNoYes No YesYesYesYesYesYes
Central student data systemNoYes No YesYesYesYesYesYes
ODBC(9) importing featuresNoYes No YesYesYesYesYesYes
Emergency uploadNoNo No YesYesYesYesYesYes
Teacher usage analysis(10)NoYes No YesYesYesYesYesYes
Custom web panels(11)NoYes No YesYesYesYesYesYes

Notes: (1) Per teacher login. (2) The students must all be taught by one teacher in each teacher account; if used by 5 teachers, they can each have their own set of taught students. (3) Total currently on role for the school (STEARsoft lets you go over this limit when for example you still have data of previous students who have now left; you should keep this to a minimum though). (4) If yes, then only one iPhone per teacher login. iPhone could alternatively be an iPod Touch or iPad. (5) Total across all teacher logins. (6) Web-based also means it can be used from other computers connected by a network. (7) Sign in/out screen can also be used to search for students. (8) Identifies, on a per-student basis, inconsistent attendance throughout each day. Inconsistencies are flagged by messages in attendance sheets to the relevant teachers. (9) ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) is a standard software interface for accessing database management systems. STEARsoft can use this to import teacher, student, class grouping and timetable data directly from existing databases you have that support this standard (which most off-the-shelf systems do). (10) Simplified overview useful when archiving and deleting old accounts/data. (11) Optional web panels that can appear alongside class or student screens to give wider school information or links; these can be used to give supplementary information if you have other web-based systems with more detailed school data. (12) Lite mobile versions can only synchronise in iPhone->Server mode.