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In our district, and with every other district I've ever spoken with, we have multiple calendars. School calendars on the web, Outlook Activity Calendar in the building and FS Direct Calendars ect. Currently, office staff at schools have to enter events multiple places, which is inefficient and sometimes leads to calendars being incomplete and/or inaccurate (every time a date changes, they have to remember to change it three places).
The ability to sync or easily import events from FS Direct to an Outlook Calendar would be a huge benefit and selling point to us from SchoolDude. I've spoken to at least 10 other districts and each one has the same problems. It seems silly in 2015 to have people entering data in multiple places.
We're familiar with the current process of exporting events to excel and then importing them but it is extremely cumbersome and not sustainable - I've yet to meet anyone that actually uses it.
Currently, we're exploring solutions other than FS Direct and this is the primary reason. If there are any solutions within FS Direct we would love to hear about them! Thank you!