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Online Credit/Debit payments for parents

Visa MastercardImproving cash flow is a top priority for most services and, as a result, many organistations are turning to online payment options to get paid faster, save time and reduce costs.

By using the Infocare online credit/debit card payment option, services can automate their receipting process, provide more options for parents/caregivers to pay, and significantly reduce the number of paper invoices that must be printed and sent. There is also the added advantage of no waiting for transactions to show and then waiting for funds to clear.

Collecting funds and reducing your bad debt is exceptionally easy and cost effective with the Infocare online credit/debit card payment option.

To get Online credit/debit payments enabled at your service, or to find out more information about this option, click Online Payment options for parents or contact our support desk.

Info-Txt

When you need to get in contact with parents or teachers urgently, Sending mass txt messages from mobile phones isn’t a great idea. With the help of our new Info-Txt service, you can now send txt messages directly from Infocare on a large scale and in a convenient manner.

Our Info-Txt system enables you to communicate with your parents and teachers by sending and receiving bulk txt messages via our integrated Messaging platform. We have developed a solution that allows you to send and receive txt messages without having to download any special software.

Info-Txt strives to simplify the process of txt messaging from your centre by helping you to connect with any number of your parents or teachers at any time.

With Info-Txt you have the power to send text messages from any computer to unlimited numbers of parents or teachers, within a short-period of time, in the most cost-effective way. Faster than email and less disturbing and cheaper than phone calls, Info-txt is the right choice for your business communication.

To get Info-Txt enabled for your centre, or to find out more information about this module click Info-Txt or contact our support desk.

Parent Portal

The “Parent Portal” is an innovative tool which enables your centre to allow the parents to use the internet to securely share in the learning experiences of their children, events at your centre, newsletters etc. Parents will have their own personal username and password which will limit their access to their child’s information only. This information can be in a range of formats: basic notes, word documents, jpeg’s, pdf’s and media files etc.

Like with other internet sites, parents will be able to log in at their leisure to see the latest news and stories pertaining to their child, and your centre. Using the existing Infocare “Notes” function, you can easily upload the files of your choice by selecting whether to “Show Parent” or not.

There are three sections of information that can be shared with parents depending on your requirements.

  1. Child Gallery – This is where individual children’s learning stories, portfolios, notes etc will be available for parents to view. Parents will only be able to see their child’s information.
  2. Centre Gallery – This is where Information and notes about your centre that are for public viewing will be available for parents to view. These could include things like newsletters, policies, public health notices etc.
  3. Child’s Account – This is where a specific child’s transaction information and account balance will be available for the parents to view. Parents will only be able to see their child’s information.

Two additional areas which are automatically available when parent access is set up to the Parent Portal are “Change Password” and “Contact Us”.

To get the parent portal enabled for your centre, or to find out more information about this module click Parent Portal or contact our support desk.

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