23rd September 2020

Education Institutes Reaping Major Rewards

Education Institutes Reaping Major Rewards

For more than a decade, PSP has supported major educators, including some of the UK’s largest Chartered Institutes, with innovative and forward-thinking IT solutions.


PSP’s own VISION is a fully customisable CRM system and Management Information System that brings all your business data and ‘controls’ under one roof. By bringing together quality, project and financial management, VISION increases staff efficiency and automates business processes.

Thanks to its diverse abilities, the system has been uniquely modified for different education providers to deliver them with bespoke solutions that are tailored to their business needs.

Here are some ways education providers are using VISION to improve their efficiency and supply a better candidate experience:



Working alongside a major education provider, we built a fully-functional system that streamlined the entire exam process. eMark – which is less than half the cost of most other similar systems - provides exam teams with a centralised operating system that manages the full assessment cycle.

The clever online tool automatically allocates papers to markers, tracks their progress, and allows for easy remarking and moderation.

Currently, Nebosh has 100 active users who mark approximately 1500 papers per month through eMark.


CIPS Competency Assessment

After requesting the development of a bespoke module for their Competency Assessment Bank, PSP-IT adapted VISION to the following requirements:

  • User profile management to allow different permissions to be assigned to users
  • Ability to import results straight from the online question tool
  • Client and contact management
  • Register a contact onto an exam and send automatic emails
  • Multiple product types and question levels
  • Ability to add and configure automatically sent email templates
  • Import questions and correct answer values straight from Microsoft Excel spreadsheet into the application
  • Question, questionnaire and answer administration

The bespoke system provides an effective way for CIPS to manage the assessments and maintains their effective and efficient processes through result analysis.


Bolt-ons for Legacy

Organisations running an old Legacy system may be reluctant to switch to a new system. A ‘bolt-on’ is a third-party software for which is bolted-on to the main system to perform specific functions and bring everything into one place.

Using VISION, we have worked with major Chartered Institutes to give their outdated Legacies a fresh, modern look and integrate different parts of the organisations including membership, finance and events.

In particular, we built a bolt-on system for CIPS through our VISION CSM to fire data through from other systems to their central legacy. The revised system makes the day-to-day operations easier and improves staff efficiency.

"The coronavirus crisis created a global challenge for CIPS as we had exams booked in more than 53 countries with continually changing availability of exam venues. We decided to introduce calculated results with new systems and processes for managing the result management and re-sit process. We set PSP the challenge of modifying systems to accommodate the new ways of working. PSP delivered the solution within a very short time frame; within four weeks of our initial conversations. The experience for our global offices, study centres and students has been seamless."

Amanda Boustred – Group Professional Development Manager (CIPS)

PSP-IT combines strong experience with an extensive knowledge of the education sector to provide a solution that fits. We are skilled at taking an old Legacy, jazzing it up ad making different areas talk to each other.

For more information, speak to our team of professionals today: 01775 722377, or email: sales@psp-it.co.uk.

To find out more about VISION, visit: www.visioncrmsystems.com

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