Some people think the role of a placement officer is easy: "Have a chat to the academics, ring around a few organisations, use Excel to draw up a list of students - piece of cake". The reality tends to be somewhat more complex, more stressful and less appreciated than it should be. You are probably juggling demanding students, indecisive organisations and last minute changes from the academic staff.
Sonia helps you stay on top of placements and keep the stress
level down. Your students will use Sonia to keep track of their
placements, prerequisites and preferences - meaning fewer emails
and phone calls to you.
Sonia helps you manage the organisations you deal with. Your relationship with an organisation is more than a name and address. You want to make sure that the placement providers and your students enjoy a really great placement experience. Students will be prepared with the right information. Organisations will be happy with the students you send them. More time to do those other tasks - or lunch.
Sonia can help.
Sonia is a fantastic choice for universities looking for an
organisation-wide placement solution. While schools can keep and
control their own terminology and business rules, Sonia allows
placement providers to be shared across the university.
Potential organisations can use the Sonia web site to nominate themselves and provide the initial contact information.
These new organisations can be tracked and processed in Sonia
and eventually turned into qualified placement providers.
Only Sonia gives this flexibility plus the power to manage thousands of student placements simultaneously.
Everyone is aware of the popularity of social networking sites
such as Twitter and Facebook. You now have the option of sending
messages to these services from within Sonia.
Your students (or placement contacts and supervisors) may choose to "Like" or "Follow" you by choosing the icon on the school's Sonia web page.
You can simultaneously post a short message to all of your social network sites from within Sonia with one click!
Contact Planet Software to organise an online demonstration, and learn more about Sonia and how it manages student placement.
If you are currently using Sonia, you are already licensed to use the latest version.
Sonia will import all of the contact and enrolment information about your students from your current student enrolment system.
Sonia's import flexibility means we can bring across any data in your student system - not just the basics. This might include next of kin information or perhaps prerequisite checks.
Your Sonia license includes telephone, email and remote access
support for all staff that use Sonia.
If you need a service level agreement (SLA) ask about Sonia Premium Support.
We recommend both initial training and regular training updates for all Sonia users.
Sonia is designed to make the technical side of supporting the
application even easier for your overworked IT departments.
Alternatively Planet Software can provide remote technical support as part of our premium support.
For our latest price list, call us on +61 8 8443 6499 or email email@example.com