New SMS options for Engage
Schools have been increasingly using text messaging as a key method of communicating with parents, both for emergency situations but also for routine messages. Engage will feature the ability to text individuals, or groups selected by a wide range of parameters.
Feature highlights will include:
- All mail merge templates can be sent as the body of a personalised text message to single or groups of parents, pupils and staff
- Quick impersonal messages can be sent to single or groups of parents, pupils and staff
- SMS can be sent to parents quickly and individually from the contacts area
- Certain absence types (set by the school) in attendance marking can trigger an SMS to be sent either automatically on taking attendance or at a set time in the day
The Engage SMS solution will include a service provider that can work in each of the countries in which we operate and competitive pricing for texts. You'll have a single point of contact with Double First to manage your account.
Look out for the launch with the September 2015 release.