Kura partners with Wonde to simplify school run management

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Home to school transport management and technology provider Kura has become the first business of its kind to integrate its software with Wonde, a school data and integration solution used by more than 20,000 UK schools.

The company said that the integration will greatly simplify the implementation and onboarding of schools using Kura, with Wonde providing a live link between their chosen Management Information Systems (MIS) provider and the Kura app database.

The firm also says that schools using Kura will now save a significant amount of time on administration, initial set-up and ongoing maintenance, as schools no longer need to download the data from their MIS system and upload to Kura – a process which can lead to data becoming out of date as soon as a change is made via the MIS system.

Shaun Gabriel, Chief Technology Officer at Kura, said: “I am excited at another first for Kura and the prospect of reduced admin for schools and increased accuracy, resulting in an improved customer experience. Following principles of Lean, this is about reducing wastage in the pursuit of perfection. Parents and students can now expect a much better, more streamlined experience, as can schools.”

Jon Coleman, Co-Founder and COO at Wonde, added: “Wonde understands the importance of accurate, timely data especially when it comes to providing support and continuity in the provision of travel to and from schools. Kura’s ability to offer a streamlined service that reduces the administrative impact for schools while enhancing the student and parent experience is an exciting step forward. Wonde is delighted to be able to support Kura with the implementation of these improvements.”

Wonde integrates with the MIS providers including SIMS, iSAMS, Arbor and Furlong, meaning schools using these services can simply grant Kura access via Wonde to tie-up with user data whilst maintaining full control of the master data source.

Data only has to be maintained in the school’s MIS system, with Wonde providing automatic syncronisation of data every 24 hours to ensure that the Kura system reflects the most up-to-date changes and additions.