Double First has released a significant version of its Engage school management information software that contains a fully integrated school SMS text messaging system, plus significant improvements to the Engage School Web Admissions tool that can fully integrate with any school website.
Many of the feature ideas incorporated are requested by academic and administrative staff from our school customers, through our twice yearly regional user group activities, our Share Ideas portal and via regular contact with the schools on the telephone and on our Support Portal.
Engage v2015.11 released — full story
Double First is pleased to announce the latest release of its Engage school management information software. Many of the feature ideas incorporated are requested by school academic and administrative staff, through our active user group programme, our Share Ideas portal and via regular contact with the schools. Improvements are released on monthly cycle.
Engage v2015.10 contains a series of improvements across the application's features, including Marksheets, Pupil Search, Staff Timetable, Activities, Pupil Registration, Assessments and Timetable.
Engage v2015.10 — full story
Double First is pleased to announce the latest release of its Engage school management information software. We work on a monthly release cycle to provide schools with the new features and updates that result from our programme of constant improvement. Many of the these are requested by schools themselves, through our Share Ideas portal.
Engage v2015.09 contains a series of improvements across the application's features, including Timetable, Activities, Core Pupil Details, Curriculum and Reports.
Engage v2015.09 — full story
Significant interest in the Engage school management system by South African schools has prompted Double First to open its latest global sales and support office, in Johannesburg.
Engage School Management Systems in South Africa is a wholly owned operation that will provide a full range of implementation, support, training and sales services locally. It will serve schools throughout the Southern African region as well as working closely within the global Engage support network, which now operates for around 21 hours most days, six days per week.
Our first appointment for Engage School Management Systems South Africa is Jenny Dry, a highly experienced business manager and bursar.
Engage in South Africa — full story
The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) is a schools association with around 650 of the world’s leading prep schools in membership. Double First has had a close working relationship with this body for many years and we are looking forward to visiting the Annual Heads' Conference at Celtic Manor, Newport, as a sponsor and attendee at the annual dinner on 29 September.
Themed 'Is Your School In Good Heart?', the conference will feature a wide range of presenters including General Sir Mike Jackson, Sir John Jones and Roy Blatchford. Broadcaster and journalist Matthew Parris will give the after dinner speach.
Brooke Hornby and one of Double First's latest recruits, Richard Riley, will be attending and look forward to meeting with all of the delegates.
Double First's Engage school management information software is updated on a monthly cycle to provide schools with the very latest developments without delay. Many of the changes are requested by schools themselves, through our Share Ideas portal.
Engage v2015.08 contains a series of improvements across the application's features, including core pupil details, staff details, fees, prospective pupil management, export to Excel, email merge, alert creator, attendance, staff and parent portals, activities, timetable, daybook and room booking.
Engage v2015.08 released — full story
Engage v2015.07 has introduced exciting new calendar integration options for third party solutions like Outlook and Google, as well as a further range of tools for the Staff and Parent Portals. This further extends the Engage school management information system's role at the heart of independent schools, enabling staff, teachers and parents to co-ordinate their schedules in new and more powerful ways.
Engage integrated school calendar — full story
Double 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.
Engage v2015.07 read more
Double 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.
Autumn User Groups read more
The 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.
Engage v2015.06 read more
Exam 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.
Exam Seating Planning read more
Double 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.
Engage Accounts for schools read more
The 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.
Engage v2015.05 read more
Working 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.
SMS text messaging read more
Double 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.
Engage v2015.04 read more