Frequently Asked Questions
Does Maestro SIS support 2-way integrations with 3rd parties? Does Maestro SIS provide Single-Sign-On?
Yes and Yes.
We have been supporting 2-way integrations to Learning Management Systems (LMS) and other 3rd parties since 2007. We have used many methods to ensure a seamless communication stream including internal and external web APIs, flat file over FTP, CSV and others.
Maestro SIS supports Single-Sign-On (SSO) for both students and faculty using internal and external methods (REST, SAML and others). We offer a unique deep linking SSO redirecting students directly from Maestro to where the student left off in the course curriculum, giving easy access for students to support blended and online learning.
How many 3rd party integrations can Maestro support simultaneously?
Maestro SIS allows an unlimited number of simultaneous integrations and SSO, facilitating navigation for schools that provide content from different providers. Having one set of login credentials reduces stress for both students and faculty. Users can login to Maestro and with one simple click be redirected to any of the LMS’s where their coursework resides.
Do you have a trouble ticket system and how quickly do you respond to tickets?
Each Client is provided with unique login credentials to our Customer Service Request (CSR) ticketing system. Having a well documented trail of issues/requests that may arise allows us to involve all parties necessary to provide rapid solutions. Urgent requests are addressed immediately and most tickets are handled within 24 hours.
How many users can Maestro handle and will performance be affected if we have significant growth?
Maestro SIS is scalable to millions of enrollments without any affect to performance.
How long will it take to implement Maestro SIS?
Maestro SIS out-of-the-box can be implemented and delivered in less than 2 months. If your institution desires customizations, the time will depend on the complexity and number of customizations.
How long has BocaVox been around?
BocaVox was founded in 2003. Maestro SIS was the first commercially available SIS for blended and online learning.
Do you have a front end portal?
Yes. Maestro SIS has a front end; supporting Student and Guardian accounts. View grades, attendance records and single sign on to any number of learning management systems directly from Maestro. Students and Guardian also love Maestro Mobile for access on the go!
Does it support registration, or do we need a separate system for that?
Maestro SIS provides a registration and enrollment workflow supporting the entire student lifecycle, from lead to alumni.
Does Maestro have Communication capabilities?
Maestro SIS was the originator of tracked communications for SIS’s and LMS’s and has multiple communication capabilities. Maestro’s built in messaging has the ability to send internal messages, external emails and SMS text messages. Faculty can log non-digital communication with a student or guardian, such as phone conversations, teacher-parent conferences, etc. Administrators can set up communication alerts at prescribed time intervals, requiring frequent contact between teacher and student. The Announcements board is one of our most used features.
Is Maestro an all-in-one system, or do I have to purchase additional modules?
Maestro is a comprehensive, ERP solution. No need to separate modules, for a piecemeal solution. Maestro is a single software working seamlessly to provide a centralized hub for all activities to run your institution(s).
Our institution operates differently from most. Will Maestro work for us?
Maestro’s 250 parameters allow a solution tailored to your institution, reducing the need for costly customizations. We can and do build customizations to provide solutions to even the most unique problems, and with every release, we develop for more configurability and flexibility to keep customization costs to a minimum for our partner institutions.
What if I need something changed that is a part of your Core Product?
We have yet to hear a custom request we could not support.
How often do I get an update to Maestro?
Our team works tirelessly to roll out new development to keep Maestro SIS on the cutting edge. We roll out at least one new release per year.
Wouldn’t I be better off with a stand-alone so I can get changes made at any time?
If you contract with a company that offers multiple stand-alone solutions, they will have difficulty to provide you support over time, and your implementation is likely to grow stale from lack of updates. You will be charged for any new development – and chances are, it will take a long time to get them delivered. BocaVox has invested in a unique SaaS infrastructure that has capability to make many changes mid-release.
What if I need to make a change mid-release?
Not a problem. Field, forms and all reports are all dynamic, and our engineers have built in the capability to allow many more changes on the fly, such as role changes, change to mandatory/non-mandatory fields, and even changes in business rules….
What changes can our staff handle independently?
Your team can add fields, create their own HTML forms, doc requirements and custom reports, email templates, and make changes to leaf tables create notifications for any of the data available on the grid. Administrative users can set-up and change terms, grad plans, and forms — or the BocaVox support team can do it for you.
What if a release falls during my school’s exam period?
We collaborate with our partner institutions individually to schedule their releases at a mutually convenient time.
How do I migrate my data from my current system into Maestro?
Maestro’s bulk data capabilities make it easy to import data using our standardized excel templates.
Can Maestro Support my district & all the schools within it in a single database, keeping the data separated by school?
Maestro’s hierarchy keeps data separated by organization (school or college), providing role privileges accessed ranging from a single school, an entire district or the entire organization, and if you opt to utilize Maestro’s HTLM organization branding feature, each institution can be branded with its own uniquely branded login page.