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Pebble, provider of the school finance solution, Fund Manager, have signed-up to the ParentPay Partner Integration Framework within 24 hours of its launch at BETT 2013.
This exciting development will mean customers of Pebble and ParentPay will soon have access to a highly efficient one stop shop for managing private funds in school.
ParentPay, the market leader in online payment for schools, announced the Partner Integration Framework at BETT 2013, giving new and existing partners access to a comprehensive set of APIs for bi-directional data exchange to enable secure and seamless integration between systems.
The framework means schools will benefit from more tightly integrated solutions, reducing the errors and admin burden associated with manual data imports and replication.
Ryan Green, Managing Director, Pebble commented: “This is a positive step forward for both businesses. I’m excited that we are the first partner to be announced under the new Partner Integration Framework. We’ll aim to make this a truly comprehensive integration between Fund Manager and ParentPay. Our goal will be to provide significant administrative savings to customers that use both our systems.”
ParentPay will work seamlessly with Pebble’s Fund Manager so that customers can create new payment items in either system, report payments made against individual items, download payment settlement data and fast track bank reconciliation.
Clint Wilson, Chief Executive, ParentPay added: “This agreement is an excellent example of both Pebble and ParentPay’s commitment to ensure we are delivering efficient cutting edge solutions for school finance, payment collection and income management.”
“The Partner Integration Framework is an important evolution in our product offering, ensuring our partners gain controlled but effective access to data and services, whilst providing maximum value to our customers.
I’m delighted that Pebble will be working with us under this new framework.”
Adam Stanton (ParentPay)
Tel: 07826 916 238
Notes to Editors:
ParentPay Limited is a software company that provides an online payment and meal administration system for schools and caterers in the UK. Their unique web application ParentPay® allows parents to make secure online payments by credit and debit card or to pay cash at local stores through the PayPoint network. ParentPay created the market for cashless payments in schools. They are now firmly established as the UK market leader for online payments, meal administration and income management for schools. Offering advice to the Department for Education and government agencies, ParentPay is recognised as the leading expert in this rapidly growing sector. They now provide services to 3,000 schools across 170 local authorities. This year ParentPay will help schools collect and manage over £250 million from parents. For more information, visit www.parentpay.com
Pebble has been working in the education sector for over 20 years. Primarily focused on software development, Pebble is committed to the design of simple and intuitive solutions to assist with all aspects of financial management and fundraising.
We do this through meaningful customer consultation; our in-house development team are dedicated to the delivery of new products and services that meet real customer needs.
Over 2,000 schools use our Fund Manager software to accurately record, report and bank cash, cheques and online payments for trips, dinner money, clubs and fees. Now cloud based, Fund Manager gives our customers the flexibility to securely access their accounts at any internet-enabled computer. Our customers consider it to be the perfect way to keep track of every penny.
With our School Fund Finder service, we have helped hundreds of schools in the United Kingdom claim their share of £1.5 billion worth of grants available to the education sector. We’ll help you find grants to meet your needs and write winning bids to secure funding for your setting.
We attribute our success to our company values which underpin our work. We strive to be Effective, Approachable, Committed, Honest, Passionate and Responsible in all that we do. When this is combined with our gentle touch customer support, you are guaranteed the very best service from our experienced Pebble team.