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What is SA-SAMS?

SA-SAMS is a robust, actively developed and maintained computer application, specifically designed to meet all Administration, Management and Governance needs of South African Schools (Public, Specialised, Full-Service and Private). The solution has a strong EMIS focus to assist Schools, PEDs and DBE in record keeping, reporting and statistical analysis, by means of an innovative approach that allows end-users to shape the development of the solution itself. Data is collected on a National basis by means of LURITS (the Learner Unit Record Information and Tracking System), where it can be securely accessed for further analysis (Data Driven Districts) for effective decision-making on various levels.

Fully Integrated

SA-SAMS provides Schools with a free, easy to use and fully integrated software solution, containing all aspects of School Administration, Management and Governance requirements, in one package. A Timetabling Assistant (by means of TimeDesign) was integrated to assist Schools with the tedious, time-consuming and complicated task of allocating Educators to Subjects and Classes, seamlessly. The user interface provides easy access to various Modules and is specifically adapted to cater for novice to expert computer users. A button interface and user prompting mechanism is used, as opposed to more complicated and less user-friendly menu-based structures.

Why was SA-SAMS Developed

Schools used separate applications in their day-to-day running, e.g. separate Administration Systems for Learners, Curriculum-related Data, Finances, Timetabling, the Library, etc. and heaps of manually prepared reports and lists. This resulted in a continuous, time-consuming, counter-productive cycle of duplication of data into three - or more - separate systems. Incompatible systems, regular updates, expensive training for individuals, exaggerated licensing fees, development and support costs were frequently prevalent. Thus, SA-SAMS was developed.

A Short Introductory Video

Seventeen Modules

General School Info

Setup your school easily, this is usually done only once.

Human Resource Info

Control of staff members, educators, class teachers, registers.

Learner Resource Info

Comprehensive record of learners, their parents, attendance register.

Governance Info

Governing Body, Safe School Committee, Misconduct | Discipline

Financial Assistant

Accounts, Budgets, Debtors, School Fees, Financial Statements.

Curriculum Module

Setup your school easily, this is usually done only once.

Timetabling Module

Setup your school easily, this is usually done only once.

Library Module

Setup your school easily, this is usually done only once.

and much more...

Installing the latest Patch

  • Download the Patch to your computer.
  • Run the download file (double-click it).
  • Make sure that you select the proper directory where SA-SAMS is installed on your computer.
  • The First-Time Install and subsequent Patch Installations should always be done to:
  • C:\Program Files\EdusolSAMS, irrespective of whether you're using a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.
  • Run SA-SAMS (EdusolSAMS icon on your Windows Desktop or Start Menu).
  • Log into SA-SAMS with your username and password.
  • The database file will now be backed-up and updated/patched.
  • The latest version number should appear at the top of the screen.
  • Any Problems with Patch Installations: Contact the appropriate SA-SAMS Provincial Helpdesk or the EMIS Directorate.

SA-SAMS usage across South Africa

Eastern Cape 85%
Free Stae 90%
Gauteng 56%
Kwazulu Natal 45%
Limpopo 75%
Mpumalanga 64%
Northern Cape 35%
North West Province 75%
Western Cape - Very few schools utilize SA-SAMS
Western Cape 1%

Testimonials

I have been using SA-SAMS since 2012, and have found it very intuitive, easy to learn. Best part is the great support from the Project Leader.
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Ashraf Edross
Teacher
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Disclaimer

This product is supplied free of charge to South African Schools. It is supplied 'as is' without any warranty of any kind, express or implied. the developers do not warrant that the operations of the product will be uninterrupted or error free, nor do they assume any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any damages suffered as a result of the use of, or inability to use, the product.

Registration and Support

You are required to register your usage of this product in order to obtain support, news and upgrades. There is no registration cost nor annual licence fee for the usage of this product. This product includes the use of the automated timetabling module without requiring a seperate licence for TimeDesign. 

 

Please register your usage of the package with your
Provincial EMIS unit.