Well, what a year for SchoolsBuddy!
We haven’t stopped growing, developing, adapting and improving our complete school solution to make it better than ever. Not that we are going to stop now, 2019 looks set to be even busier!
In 2018 we completed many minor changes and a number of major updates to our system including….
An amazing new parents evening user interface – now over 40% of our customers now use and love this element of SchoolsBuddy to incredible feedback from staff and parents (watch video testimonial here)
Big advancements in our instant bookings engine and to our activities module for an even more advanced allocation algorithm, that still only takes seconds to complete (whether your school has 20 activities or 700!)
A brand new dashboard and message centre making life easier for staff and parents
Completely new mobile apps for both iOS and Android, but also making the web fully mobile responsive
An increased number of payment gateways available for customers around the World. We can now support payments in over 100 countries including China & the Middle East
A new reporting system was introduced, powered by Microsoft PowerBI, so reporting is now fully embedded into SchoolsBuddy
Many other improvements have made SchoolsBuddy even more efficient and powerful, including:
Creating an external provider role, to allow limited access to school club providers to use SchoolsBuddy but see only what is relevant to them
Supporting payments by Childcare Vouchers
Introducing communication at event level for more streamlined contact with those involved in specific events
Daily attendance data sync with your MIS/SIS to show absentees within SchoolsBuddy
VAT support within our Fees module
Announcing our partnership with ManageBac which is going from strength to strength, and accompanied our already existing partnership with iSams.
And, along the way, we have increased the number of countries in which SchoolsBuddy is used to 28 Worldwide!