Engage school management information system

Engage by Double First school MIS

Engage in South Africa

engage school management systems south africaSignificant interest in the Engage school management system by South African schools has prompted Double First to open its latest global sales and support office, in Johannesburg.

Engage School Management Systems in South Africa is a wholly owned operation that will provide a full range of implementation, support, training and sales services locally. It will serve schools throughout the Southern African region as well as working closely within the global Engage support network, which now operates for around 21 hours most days, six days per week.

Our first appointment for Engage School Management Systems South Africa is Jenny Dry, a highly experienced business manager and bursar.

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Engage at IAPS

iaps logoThe Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) is a schools association with around 650 of the world’s leading prep schools in membership. Double First has had a close working relationship with this body for many years and we are looking forward to visiting the Annual Heads' Conference at Celtic Manor, Newport, as a sponsor and attendee at the annual dinner on 29 September.

Themed 'Is Your School In Good Heart?', the conference will feature a wide range of presenters including General Sir Mike Jackson, Sir John Jones and Roy Blatchford. Broadcaster and journalist Matthew Parris will give the after dinner speach.

Brooke Hornby and one of Double First's latest recruits, Richard Riley, will be attending and look forward to meeting with all of the delegates.

Engage 2015.08 released

engage v2015.08 school management information systemDouble First's Engage school management information software is updated on a monthly cycle to provide schools with the very latest developments without delay. Many of the changes are requested by schools themselves, through our Share Ideas portal

Engage v2015.08 contains a series of improvements across the application's features, including core pupil details, staff details, fees, prospective pupil management, export to Excel, email merge, alert creator, attendance, staff and parent portals, activities, timetable, daybook and room booking.


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New calendar integration options for teachers and parents

teacher pupil parent calendar lEngage v2015.07 has introduced exciting new calendar integration options for third party solutions like Outlook and Google, as well as a further range of tools for the Staff and Parent Portals. This further extends the Engage school management information system's role at the heart of independent schools, enabling staff, teachers and parents to co-ordinate their schedules in new and more powerful ways.

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Engage 2015.07 released

engage v2015.07 school management information systemDouble First is pleased to announce the release of the v2015.07 version of its Engage school management information system.

Engage v2015.07 includes a number of new features and improvements in response to school feedback, including functionality suggested on the Double First Share Ideas portal (this can now also be more easily accessed using icons on the Portal and Desktop App).

Improvements have been made in a number of areas including Room Booking, Marking, Fees, Pupils, Report Comments, Activities, Notices, Parents Evening, Homework and Admin. A number of advanced features have been added to the Calendar functions including the ability to better integrate with a number of external calendar systems.


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Autumn User Groups announced

double first user groupDouble First is pleased to announce the next round of User Groups for its Engage school management information and accounting systems, which will be held in the Autumn of this year.

These events are open to all customers of Double First software and comprise a mix of presentations, feedback, discussion, training and one-to-one sessions. They are free to attend and organised in each of the key regions in which Double First operates. 


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Engage v2015.06 released

engage 2014.06 school management information systemThe latest version of our Engage school management information system is now available for download from the Double First Support Centre.

The v2015.06 release includes new features and updates to Assessment Reporting, Daybook, Attendance, Parents Evening, Activities, Admin, Fees, Room Booking, Fees, Staff, Pupils, Timetable and Performance Tracking.

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New exam seating tools for Engage

examination seating sExam Seat Planning is now available to all licensed users of our Engage school management system's Examination Module. This will make it possible to arrange examination rooms, manually or automatically assign pupils to desks and assign invigilators to exams.

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Engage Accounts launched

engage accounts school financial system and school budgeting systemDouble First is pleased to announce the launch of Engage Accounts, a richly featured school finance management solution, with broad capabilities for schools and groups that require it, but still equally adaptable for the smaller school. When used with our Engage school management information system it perfectly connects all of the dots between the bursary, the SMT, parents and teaching staff.


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Engage v2015.05 released

engage 2015 05 school management information systemThe v2015.05 release for the Engage school management information system is now available to download from the Support Centre.

This month's release focuses on a series of incremental improvements to Engage across security, co-curricular attendance, assessments, curriculum, contacts, fees, timetable, examinations, and portal speed. The requirements have evolved from customer feedback directly, at user groups and via our Share Ideas portal. 

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New SMS options for Engage

SMS text school management information systemWorking in response to demand from schools Double First is in the final stages of developing fully integrated SMS capabilities for its Engage school management information system.

Schools have been increasingly using text messaging as a key method of communicating with parents, both for emergency situations but also for routine messages. Engage will feature the ability to text individuals, or groups selected by a wide range of parameters.

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Engage 2015.04 released

DF engage MIS v2015.04Double First is pleased to announce the latest release of its Engage school management information system.

v2015.04 contains a series of improvements and updates in response to school feedback. Engage development is continuous and influenced directly by schools and via the Share Ideas Portal which enables customers to raise ideas vote on them and cokment on other ideas.

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Engage 2015.03 released

Engage 2015.03 school management information systemDouble First is pleased to announce the latest release of its Engage school management information system.

The 2015.03 release contains a series of new features and improvements including updates for the co-curricular planning and management Activities module, the Daybook module and the Staff Screen, plus a series of improvements for several areas of Engage.

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Engage 2015.02 released

Engage school management information system 2015.02The latest version of the Engage school management information system has been released and is available to download for all licensed users from the Double First Support Centre. 

Version 2015.02 contains a series of new features and fixes that have been created in response to feedback from school academic, administrative and IT staff. We engage with our users all of the time, through the Support Centre and also through the Share Ideas portal where schools can propose, comment upon and vote for new feature ideas. Significant feature additions include the configurable ability for pupils to view and edit assessment columns in the Pupil Portal Report Comments section and a new Quick Cash receipts area within Fees.

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Engage opens in Australia

Dennis Marriott Engage school management system consultantEngage by Double First is pleased to announce the opening of its latest office, in Victoria, Australia.

The office is headed by Dennis Marriott (pictured), an Australian national who served as a senior director of du Pré, Double First's IT and telecoms partner, for several years prior to returning home. He has a broad experience of IT operations and compliance across the business and education world and has recently been gaining further knowledge of our Engage school management information system prior to taking up his new post.

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