By being part of a multi-district cooperative, you are a stakeholder and partner. Our partners benefit from sharing resources, products, and expertise. Ongoing user meetings allow clients to discuss strategies for handling common operational concerns, anticipating and addressing future needs, and determining system direction and priorities for enhancements.
iTCCS focuses on two areas: business and student administrative software. A Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) product complements the primary systems. PEIMS compliance is an integrated part of each application.
iTCCS offers a tightly-integrated product family with the best price, performance, availability, and manageability you’ll find today. Software applications are designed solely for Texas schools and maintain compliance with all state and federal reporting and accountability requirements.
All data for the district exists in a single database, making district-wide standards easy to enforce, thereby ensuring the consistency of data across the district. And, district-wide reports, aggregation of data, and PEIMS are greatly simplified. iTCCS is designed around a relational database which minimizes data redundancies and results in greater data accuracy with less user maintenance.
Response time averages one second from the server. Actual end-user response time will depend on the communication system established by the district.
Over 1,200 standard and commonly used iTCCS reports are currently available at no additional cost, resulting in significant savings for the district. Districts also have access to query tools for generating ad hoc reports. All users can share these district ad hoc reports.The system also allows districts to view reports before printing, and route the reports to any printer in the district, including local workstations.
The system allows districts to determine and control which pages, data sets, and reports each user may access. The district can also determine which users are authorized to update information and which users can only view the data.
iTCCS is designed exclusively for Texas local education agencies. The primary goal of all Student and Business applications is to allow for maximum flexibility while maintaining compliance with state and federal reporting and accountability requirements.
User groups and advisory committees set the direction and priorities for iTCCS. User groups meet yearly to decide which enhancements are needed. These enhancements are provided at no additional cost.
The TCC is committed to a total product. New applications are continually added to address the ever-changing needs of your district. An integrated set of Business, Human Resource, Student, and PEIMS applications have been developed as a single, interrelated system.
All program, report, and form changes related to state and federal mandates are automatically made at no additional charge. These mandated changes are guaranteed to be made in a timely manner, ensuring that your district maintains compliance with student and business accounting directives.
An ongoing iTCCS goal is to provide the greatest degree of data access. iTCCS systems employ an Oracle relational database. Several query tools, including MS Query and Oracle Discoverer allow district administrators greater access to the database for better decision support. Users can generate ad hoc reports and perform data downloads that can be imported into your local programs, such as Microsoft Excel.
The Texas Computer Cooperative (TCC) has provided information services to Texas school districts for more than 45 years. The programming has been refined over the years to handle subtleties in district requirements and maximum flexibility to each district.
The iTCCS staff averages 15 years of experience working with information systems and 9 years working with iTCCS products. Our staff is knowledgeable about district needs and understands how software changes affect district operations.
iTCCS allows the district to decide how much control of the data you want, and at which levels within the district. iTCCS products work at various levels within a district, from district-level to campus-level control.
The system includes WebHelp, a Help system that features page-level Help, a table of contents, an index, and full-text search. Within the WebHelp, there are process and procedure overviews for each application, as well as other supporting documents that can be found in the table of contents.
Training guides and other supporting documents are available on the FTP site for the iTCCS application.
iTCCS capitalizes on individual strength, and mature and proven technology that works. New technology is thoroughly tested, and products are operationally ready before they are provided to districts, which saves you time and money.
Because the regional education service centers and local education agencies throughout Texas share in the cost of iTCCS, all users experience substantial savings. The iTCCS staff takes responsibility for software development, system maintenance, and problem identification and resolution, not you. Your district also saves thousands of dollars through volume purchasing of stock forms, computer paper, and supplies.
Documentation and Data Usage are two units of the Support Services component, serving our clients by producing high-quality, timely, accurate, and easy-to-access documentation for the Business and Student web-based software applications. Also, decision-support tools are developed that utilize business intelligence technologies for decision makers.
We dedicate ourselves to conciseness, clarity, coherence, and creativity in addressing the information needs of our software products users. We also conduct training workshops that provide opportunities to gain first-hand knowledge of enhancements to existing products, new product development, technological advancements, and special applications and query tools.
Our commitment is to produce industry-standard documentation following Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Society for Technical Communication (STC) standards. Up-to-date desktop publishing capabilities make our documentation more accessible and available to the novice as well as the experienced product user.
While iTCCS focuses on current functionality, it is also continuously evolving to meet emerging and future and district needs. The future of iTCCS is client driven.
iTCCS is a trademark of the Texas Computer Cooperative.
For further information, contact your regional Education Service Center.
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