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SOURCE: inRESONANCE, Inc.
Families and schools gain exceptional efficiencies and greater control with new versions of web services
Northampton, MA (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
inRESONANCE (iR), a leading developer of technology solutions for schools and non-profit institutions, announced today at the 2013 National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conference the next generation of two of its most popular web services: inRESONANCE SchoolForms Online—formerly known as Re-enrollment Web Services (RWS)—and Family Access Module (FAM) 2.0.
inRESONANCE updated its web services to include clients’ most-requested features. This latest release—with RWS renamed to better reflect the new capabilities—allows schools to easily publish their forms, and families to submit them securely online. Most importantly, the submitted data is integrated back into the school’s database with no manual data entry.
“During peak season, we process more than 25,000 forms per month for our clients,” said Kevin McAllister, president and CEO of inRESONANCE, Inc. “With the new versions of our web-based services, data collection now happens with ease and efficiency. Everyone saves a lot of time.”
Streamlined experience for families
Working independently or together, all iR web services are accessible through one dedicated, secure online account for each family—with a single password. A student can have related accounts for up to four families. Even if the family has multiple children enrolled in the same school, family-related data needs to be submitted only once.
FAM 2.0 gives parents instant access to term-end grades and comments, as well as their student’s graphical class schedule and attendance. FAM's searchable family and student directory now also displays faculty and staff contact information. Access to an online school announcement bulletin board keeps families in touch with school closings and events. Families can submit changes to their contact and emergency information with ease.
SchoolForms Online gives the school complete control in building online forms that are pre-populated with data from the core database; data collected on forms is imported back into the database without data entry. In their online accounts, families access re-enrollment contracts and deposits, and online summer re-enrollment forms from all offices in the school. The school can attach a payment to any form. Schools are experiencing much faster response time from families because of the ease of use. At season's end, completed forms can be archived as PDFs.
"inRESONANCE’s web services allow us to easily capture info from existing and new fields into our database from any type of parents' online form we create, and push it back into pre-populated forms for parents to update," said Demetri Orlando, director of information technology with Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Mass. "From being able to change our dashboard views, to adding on whole new layers of functionality, we like how we can adjust RWS (now SchoolForms Online) to meet our own needs, and get the best value from our database engine."
Gail Evans, registrar at Marin Montessori School in Corte Madera, Calif., added, "RWS was hands down the easiest piece of inRESONANCE to learn thus far. Best of all, the parents love it too!"
For more information about inRESONANCE SchoolForms Online—formerly known as Re-enrollment Web Services (RWS)—and FAM 2.0 (or to schedule an online demo, contact Marlene Marrocco at marlene(at)inresonance(dot)com or inRESONANCE at 413.587.0236.
About inRESONANCE, Inc.
inRESONANCE (iR), based in Northampton, MA, is a strategic productivity partner for schools and nonprofits. inRESONANCE has worked with over 300 schools worldwide for more than a decade. iR’s suite of intelligent, open, customizable FileMaker® Pro database solutions and related web applications brings control and flexibility to key operations. The power of iR’s database solutions—PORTAL for admissions and enrollment, KEYSTONE for registrar and student information, and GENERATIONS for fundraising and constituent management—is extended to the web with the company’s related web applications. Optional modules manage financial aid, health records and student billing. The company has deep roots in education, with a combination of more than 40 years of experience in independent schools and non-profits. For more information, go to http://www.inresonance.com.
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