We are excited to announce we
will release the latest version of the SWIS Suite on August 23, 2013. The
features included in this upcoming release are a compilation of all your ideas
suggested over the last four years. SWIS 5.0 delivers better user experiences,
more useful reports and a stronger integration between each application within
the SWIS Suite.
With each new feature, three key
guiding themes are apparent throughout each application.
SWIS, CICO-SWIS and ISIS-SWIS
will work together, sharing data and fundamental functionality. Schools may
subscribe to each application individually. The SWIS Suite is most powerful
when the applications are used together.
With SWIS 5.0, school-wide teams
gain application dashboards providing school-wide overviews of the data.
Individual student teams gain the student dashboard bringing together
student-level data across all applications in one place.
You let us know you need to
accomplish more with fewer minutes. SWIS 5.0 is faster and easier to use than
ever before. Data entry and reporting have been fine-tuned to create more
efficient workflows with as few keystrokes and mouse clicks as possible.
We continue to listen and learn
from your ideas to expand and improve our applications. With each new release,
we aim higher. We add functionality to help you answer the questions you have
yet to ask in ways you never thought possible.
Data first reporting is at the
heart of the SWIS Suite. Decision making has never been as efficient as it is
in SWIS 5.0. Reports can be opened in tabs within the same screen allowing
teams to generate report after report comparing data back and forth with a
The custom report feature has
been overhauled with a new Drill Down feature. Teams can select which data to
include or exclude as they go. If the customized report is one teams will refer
to often, it can be saved as a Report Template for greater efficiency in future
To ensure you are as prepared as
possible to support your schools as they begin using the new version of the
SWIS Suite, we have put together resources for you to access on PBISApps.org.
Facilitator Webinar Orientations
Our training team has scheduled
three webinar events designed to orient facilitators on how to navigate the new system
to take full advantage of all the applications have to offer. To register, please visit our training site, look for them under the heading
"SWIS Suite Webinars." These will be made available for registration
Monday, July 29th, so look for them then.
SWIS 5 Preview
August 7th, 8–9 AM formerly a refresher
August 14th, 1–2 PM
August 20th, 8–9 AM
August 16th, 8–9 AM
August 20th, 1–2 PM
SWIS 5 Update: The New Release
Sept 4th, 3–4 PM formerly a refresher
CICO-SWIS Update: The New Release
Sept 5th, 8–9AM
SWIS 5 & CICO-SWIS: The New Release
August 29th, 8–9:30 AM
Sept 12th, 8–9:30 AM
Sept 18th, 1–2:30 PM formerly a refresher
All times are Pacific
There are currently two videos
posted on PBISApps.org with a preview of what to expect within SWIS 5.0. We
encourage you to take a look at these videos and to share them with your
school. Additional videos will be posted on PBISApps.org leading up to the
August 23rd release date. Keep checking the website for details.
We will add video tutorials to
PBISApps.org throughout the next few weeks and beyond. From how to enter
referrals, students and staff to how to generate specific reports, the
tutorials will be key instructional materials to help you through the initial
We are committed to making sure
you have access to updated content.
updated copy of the referral definitions is currently posted in our materials section as a featured
users’ manuals for SWIS, CICO-SWIS and ISIS-SWIS will be posted with all
updated content. New manuals will be available to purchase soon.
support section of PBISApps.org will be filled in with all new support material
to help you answer your questions as efficiently as possible.
We will be in touch over email
in the next few weeks leading up to the big day. If you have any questions
related to this release, please feel free to contact us by visiting the PBISApps support site.