Engage school management information system

Engage by Double First school MIS

Engage 2015.07 released

engage v2015.07 school management information systemDouble First is pleased to announce the release of the v2015.07 version of its Engage school management information system.

Engage v2015.07 includes a number of new features and improvements in response to school feedback, including functionality suggested on the Double First Share Ideas portal (this can now also be more easily accessed using icons on the Portal and Desktop App).

Improvements have been made in a number of areas including Room Booking, Marking, Fees, Pupils, Report Comments, Activities, Notices, Parents Evening, Homework and Admin. A number of advanced features have been added to the Calendar functions including the ability to better integrate with a number of external calendar systems.

 

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Autumn User Groups announced

double first user groupDouble First is pleased to announce the next round of User Groups for its Engage school management information and accounting systems, which will be held in the Autumn of this year.

These events are open to all customers of Double First software and comprise a mix of presentations, feedback, discussion, training and one-to-one sessions. They are free to attend and organised in each of the key regions in which Double First operates. 

 

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Engage v2015.06 released

engage 2014.06 school management information systemThe latest version of our Engage school management information system is now available for download from the Double First Support Centre.

The v2015.06 release includes new features and updates to Assessment Reporting, Daybook, Attendance, Parents Evening, Activities, Admin, Fees, Room Booking, Fees, Staff, Pupils, Timetable and Performance Tracking.

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New exam seating tools for Engage

examination seating sExam Seat Planning is now available to all licensed users of our Engage school management system's Examination Module. This will make it possible to arrange examination rooms, manually or automatically assign pupils to desks and assign invigilators to exams.

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Engage Accounts launched

engage accounts school financial system and school budgeting systemDouble First is pleased to announce the launch of Engage Accounts, a richly featured school finance management solution, with broad capabilities for schools and groups that require it, but still equally adaptable for the smaller school. When used with our Engage school management information system it perfectly connects all of the dots between the bursary, the SMT, parents and teaching staff.

 

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Engage v2015.05 released

engage 2015 05 school management information systemThe v2015.05 release for the Engage school management information system is now available to download from the Support Centre.

This month's release focuses on a series of incremental improvements to Engage across security, co-curricular attendance, assessments, curriculum, contacts, fees, timetable, examinations, and portal speed. The requirements have evolved from customer feedback directly, at user groups and via our Share Ideas portal. 

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New SMS options for Engage

SMS text school management information systemWorking in response to demand from schools Double First is in the final stages of developing fully integrated SMS capabilities for its Engage school management information system.

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.

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Engage 2015.04 released

DF engage MIS v2015.04Double First is pleased to announce the latest release of its Engage school management information system.

v2015.04 contains a series of improvements and updates in response to school feedback. Engage development is continuous and influenced directly by schools and via the Share Ideas Portal which enables customers to raise ideas vote on them and cokment on other ideas.

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Engage 2015.03 released

Engage 2015.03 school management information systemDouble First is pleased to announce the latest release of its Engage school management information system.

The 2015.03 release contains a series of new features and improvements including updates for the co-curricular planning and management Activities module, the Daybook module and the Staff Screen, plus a series of improvements for several areas of Engage.

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Engage 2015.02 released

Engage school management information system 2015.02The latest version of the Engage school management information system has been released and is available to download for all licensed users from the Double First Support Centre. 

Version 2015.02 contains a series of new features and fixes that have been created in response to feedback from school academic, administrative and IT staff. We engage with our users all of the time, through the Support Centre and also through the Share Ideas portal where schools can propose, comment upon and vote for new feature ideas. Significant feature additions include the configurable ability for pupils to view and edit assessment columns in the Pupil Portal Report Comments section and a new Quick Cash receipts area within Fees.

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Engage opens in Australia

Dennis Marriott Engage school management system consultantEngage by Double First is pleased to announce the opening of its latest office, in Victoria, Australia.

The office is headed by Dennis Marriott (pictured), an Australian national who served as a senior director of du Pré, Double First's IT and telecoms partner, for several years prior to returning home. He has a broad experience of IT operations and compliance across the business and education world and has recently been gaining further knowledge of our Engage school management information system prior to taking up his new post.

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Asia Pacific Spring 2015 user group

Engage school management information system user group asia pacificDouble First is pleased to announce that the next Engage Asia Pacific User Group will be kindly hosted by Nexus International School, Putrajaya, Malaysia, on 19-20 March.

We typically see attendance of 60 or more delegates for our user group events, which cover a broad mix of presentations, future developments, feedback, group training, Q&As and 1-2-1 consultation. You'll meet with members of the Engage by Double First UK ad Singapore offices, as well as learning from school colleagues across the region.

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Engage 2014.12 released

Engage v2014.12 school management information softwareThe latest release of Engage, Double First's school management information system, is now available to download.

As with all monthly updates of our software this is free to all licensed users of Engage, who can obtain the client app and portal releases, along with release notes, from the Double First Support Centre. Product development priorities are also assisted by the use of the Double First Share Ideas portal, where schools can suggest development requests and vote and comment on them.

Engage 2014.12 contains a number of enhancements, including improvements to the Daybook.

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Engage 2014.11 released

Engage by Double First v2014.11 school management information system software releaseThe latest release of the Engage school management information software is now available from the Double First Support Centre. 

Engage 2014.11 contains a series of new features and improvements in response to our ongoing development programme and feedback from schools.

An important addition for UK schools is the ability to enter SLASC census information directly into Engage and to directly submit relevant data in an XML file of the correct format via the COLLECT system.

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Vote for your development ideas

share-ideasHere's a reminder for customers to get cracking with their use of votes on our new Share Ideas portal.

Share Ideas puts school academic and administrative staff in direct touch with the Double First development team. It offers an area to upload, vote and comment on new ideas and to tell us what features that schools would like to see in the Engage school management information system and accounts software. Once a new idea receives enough votes, it is published to a top rated ideas page and the ideas with most votes will be considered for development and released into the software.

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Christmas 2014 support hours

Christmas-supportIt's that time of the year again when we wish all of our schools a very Happy Christmas.

Not that anyone gets much of a break these days, so to ensure we are available if you need us we'll have a full range of support services over the winter break as follows:

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Visit the Engage team at BETT 2015

BETT 2014 education exhibitionDouble First will be taking up temporary residence within the Bett 2015 education exhibition at ExCeL London, from 21-24 January 2015.

Bett is the largest education focused ICT exhibition in the UK and attracts nearly 20,000 visitors each year. If you are planning a visit then please make a note to come and see us on stand C483 (by entrance N8 and opposite the Bett Hub) to take a break and catch up with us there. A good number of the UK team will be present throughout the event and we'll be able to handle any questions you have about our Engage school management information system and accounting software, right on the stand.

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Sharing ideas for future development

share-ideasDouble First has launched its new Share Ideas portal for all customers of the Engage school management information system.

Share Ideas puts school academic and administrative staff in direct touch with the Double First development team. It offers an area to upload, vote and comment on new ideas and to tell us what features that schools would like to see in the future. Once a new idea receives enough votes, it is published to a top rated ideas page and the ideas with most votes will be considered for development and released into the software.

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Further information

To receive further information or to arrange a demonstration of our school management information system and school accounting software please contact us by completing this form or call us on +44 1935 40 30 20

You can also see the full details of Double First's global offices here.

To receive support please log into the Double First Support Centre or call 08450 346655 (+44 1935 40 30 10 from international).

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