In today’s world, schools (and their overarching department/education authority) are under greater pressure to meet increased compliance in their duty of care responsibilities.
The challenge then becomes finding a balance between affordability and robust communication systems that can be relied upon 24/7.
It is an enterprise grade managed service, running on fault tolerant, scalable cloud infrastructure with a unique cost sharing model between school, parents and the department/education authority.
The Service provides:
...and all through one simple web-based user interface, secured via a school’s existing single sign-on or user name/password procedures.
The ParentSMS™ platform also features:
The solution is ideal for a state department/education authority that wishes to provide a level of financial support, along with uniformity and compliance, to schools under their control.
While schools still accept all responsibility for system usage, message content and individual SMS charges.
Read how the Brisbane Catholic Education Office and the Cairns Diocese - Catholic Education Service, have both adopted this technology across all 165 of their schools.
Yes mobile apps can be clever and helpful, however apps (or more importantly app notifications) are not seen as a means of urgent communication. Even dedicated users of social media apps typically wait till free time to check such notifications. And the more apps people have, and the more notifications they get, further diminishes their effectiveness.
While the time-tested SMS is supported by every mobile device, every network operator. Further, the delivery of each and every message is relatively instantaneous and its progress can be monitored.
This is why ParentSMS™ defers to SMS over App notifications as the most universally reliable and defendable format for critical communications.
Download our fact sheet and find out all the different ways ParentSMS™ can provide a better balanced communication solution.