The West Bridgford School, a specialist technology college in Nottingham, believes that back office systems should be as straightforward as possible. The school have used the SIMS management information system for 20 years, so when they wanted to upgrade to an online payment system for parents, SIMS Agora was the obvious choice.
SIMS Agora provides schools with a safe and secure way to collect online payments from parents for items such as trips, school meals and uniform. It simplifies the whole process, reducing the amount of money held on school premises as well as cutting down on administrative time.
Mark Dean, Deputy Headmaster explains: “The advantage of SIMS Agora is that it basically makes cash collection disappear as an issue. Nobody has to constantly keep an eye on the system in case it goes wrong, or manage the process in any way. We don’t have to run reports, and there is no hassle around synchronising payments with our finance system.”