LONDON, January 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
School Fund Manager (SFM) from Pebble, the smart accountancy software provider, announce the launch of their new cloud based software version 8, that arrives 'out-of-the-box' with sQuid inside, enabling schools to offer online sQuid ePayments to parents.
sQuid ePayments in School Fund Manager enables parents to pay for a variety of school related expenses, from cashless catering, through to school trips and uniforms, all of which are reconciled to their school cash ledger and bank account. sQuid work with a number of schools across the UK, enabling cashless payment for everything from school lunches, trips, printing and photocopying, all aimed at removing cash from schools.
Bede Feltham, Marketing Director at sQuidcard commented, "Pebble has been shortlisted as a Finalist in the BETT Awards 2012 in the ICT Leadership and Management Solutions category and we are pleased that sQuid is part of their solution.
"sQuid ePayments are quick and simple for parents, pupils and the school office to use and removes the need for children to bring cash or cheques to school."
The latest version of School Fund Manager is cloud based meaning that any school can get-going-now, administration time is reduced, and full integration with sQuid, makes it even simpler and quicker for parents to pay for various school expenses for their child online.
Ryan Green, Managing Director at Pebble says, "We have worked extremely hard to bring our latest product to market, and by also offering sQuid ePayments to our school clients so that they can offer parents an innovative way to pay for everyday school items using an online account from sQuid, we believe we have a compelling product."
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sQuid's disruptive low cost pre-pay model enables contactless transactions in retail, digital and virtual commerce, bypassing expensive bank and credit card networks, with its own FSA-compliant eMoney platform, featuring bank-grade security. The company was recently awarded the Best Practices and Market Penetration Leadership Award in Smartcards by Frost & Sullivan and is processing more than a million transactions per month.
Pebble specialises in smart accountancy solutions for over 3,000 schools and associated parent-teacher associations, clubs and charities. The company has an outstanding customer service record, which is supported by its strong partnerships with schools that inform the design and development of new software solutions to meet real needs and its unrivalled technical support team.
The BETT Awards recognise the very best digital products, services and companies who supply ICT for education. The Awards are considered to be the most prestigious in the education sector, and held in high esteem by industry experts. The awards are extremely competitive, which is reflected in the high calibre of shortlisted products and companies this year.