Irish software firm SalesPulse has launched an app called ‘Rollcall’, which allows teachers to record absenteeism on their smartphones.
The new ‘Rollcall’ app is an add-on to the existing system, being offered free to existing customers.
Updating attendance through the app is simple, with teachers only having to flag who is absent. The app then updates the roll book for the school principal on the school’s admin system.
“With almost 80pc of people in Ireland owning smartphones, our ‘Rollcall’ app is something new to the market. We are confident that teachers will find this app extremely useful, saving time and hassle,” said Brian Kelly, SalesPulse.
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SalesPulse, has developed a new app, called ‘Rollcall’, which allows teachers to record absenteeism at the touch of a button on their smartphones. A first on the market, SalesPulse are launching the app at the Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN) conference in Dublin 24th Jan 2013.
Latest research released by the National Education Welfare Board* (NEWB) found that over 31,400 primary students miss school daily. The research also found that 12 per cent of Ireland’s 506,000 primary school students are absent for 20 days or more during the school year.
Developing dedicated Primary School software since it founded in Kilkenny 10 years ago, this system tracks school attendance, Returns to the Department of Education, bulk mails and texts to parents, parents contact details, school accounts and payments from students among other services. SalesPulse recently upgraded this software to a secure Cloud based system allowing school principals, teachers and school secretaries to access the system from the classroom, the office or even remotely.
While teachers traditionally manage class attendance on this system through a PC, many complained that they find roll calls time-consuming. In response, SalesPulse developed its new ‘Rollcall’ app, an add-on to the existing ‘Primary Schools Administration System’, allowing teachers to easily and quickly update attendance records through their smartphones. Updating attendance through the app is simple, with teachers only having to flag who is absent. The App then updates the Roll Book for the school principal on the Schools Administration system.
“With almost 80 per cent of people in Ireland owning Smartphones, our ‘Rollcall’ app is something new to the market. We are confident that teachers will find this app extremely useful, saving time and hassle. It also means attendance records are accessible to teacher and principal immediately, alerting to any unexplained absences” said Brian Kelly, SalesPulse.
SalesPulse are attending the Irish Primary Principal’s Network (IPPN) conference in City West, Dublin on 24th & 25th January 13.
Sorcha & Paula will be in attendance for the two days and would really love all existing customers to visit for a chat and to find out the latest news about the product.
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You can have a complete Primary School administration system in place from as little as €195. We are delighted to have set up and trained a number of new schools on our system for the 2012 2013 academic year.
In conjunction with our successful radio advertising campaign we are advertising with the INTO (Irish National Teachers Organisation). They have a monthly magazine and we hope to continue the interest in our very popular Primary schools Management system with this advertising.
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We are in the process of updating many of our Primary School customers to our great new online system.
Feedback below which we received from Ballyshannon National School.
“We have found the Salespulse Online Primary Schools System invaluable to
our school. Data on our school and pupils is available at the click of a
button from a secure and user friendly system which details everything we
need to know about our pupils, enrolments, correspondence, payments and
attendances. Any queries we may have regarding our system are handled
promptly in a friendly and efficient manner by the Salespulse team.”
SalesPulse attended the IVEA Annual conference on 15th Sept 11. It gave us a good opportunity to meet with our VEC customers and keep them up to date on developments as well as to listen to their needs.
Minister for Education Ruarai Quinn attended the conference and Brian Kelly availed of the opportunity to inform him of the fact that 30 VECs were very successfully using SalesPulse software systems and that some of our existing systems are already linked in with his department and more may in the future.
He wished SalesPulse the best.
Robert manning the SalesPulse stand.