C&K and NumeroPro are proud to announce they are working together to deliver the future in childcare management software - Kidsoft, to all C&K branch childcare, kindergarten and family day care services. In an agreement signed on the 5 April 2013. Both organisations have committed to transitioning to the Kidsoft solution over the next eighteen months.
C&K Chief Finance Officer Alex Allen says "C&K want to provide a childcare management software solution to our services that is intuitive and forward thinking. We see an opportunity to streamline administration performed by staff and NumeroPro’s Kidsoft solution supports this vision. This is an exciting opportunity to partner with NumeroPro to also deliver an online waiting list solution and portal for parents and guardians to access information when and where they want to.”
“We also believe our affiliated kindergarten services will be interested to see the Kidsoft program in action and how it can support Volunteer Parent Management Committees and educators every day,” Ms Allen said.
NumeroPro Chief Information Officer, Shane Speering says "NumeroPro is excited at partnering with C&K. Both organisations bring great synergies and NumeroPro is excited to provide the Kidsoft solution to C&K to further enhance their high quality childcare service offerings. C&K brings over 100 years of experience to the table. Working together to leverage that experience will help refine our Kidsoft solution, providing benefits to customers of both organisations.”
C&K and NumeroPro are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership, delivering value to NumeroPro’s and C&K services, educators and families.
On February 21, 2013, Zendesk announced that their cloud-based customer service software system had been hacked. The breach compromised user data associated with Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. Details were not provided. Zendesk posted an apology on its website to customers expressing their disappoint, correction of the vulnerability and elimination of the hacker access.
As the premier single-source CCMS solution provider catering specifically to Australia’s Child Care Industry, Kidsoft customers can be reassured by Kidsoft’s integrated in-house solutions that do not require third-party contractors such as Zendesk.
According to Shane Speering, Chief Information Officer of Kidsoft, this type of breach reflects the risks associated with using a third-party service provider and software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. “Reducing risks is one of Kidsoft’s key objectives as a single-source provider of innovative software and service solutions within the Australian Child Care Industry. All Kidsoft design and software development takes place in-house, without sourcing to subcontractors. This alleviates failure of Kidsoft to successfully deliver its services and the possibility of security breaches such as hacker attacks that third-party service providers incur.”
In the next couple of weeks we have a large update coming that includes some major new features for the Kidsoft User Interface. This feature is something our customers have requested ever since we launched Kidsoft.
Also in the video was a sneak peak as a new product we are launching this year. Did you see what it was?
The Kidsoft Team.
Running a Childcare business well means having the diligence and strength to consistently deliver quality supervision and education, but the right people and principles aren't the only requirements. Cash flow is also an important issue, and too often, Childcare centres are left juggling complex cash flow problems because of late-paying parents and complex, frustrating payment-processing services. As the availability of funds can have a profound impact on a centre's ability to operate, ensuring that bills are paid in full and on time and that payments are accessible as quickly as possible should be a major priority for Childcare Centres.
At NumeroPro we understand whats needed to run a successful Childcare service. We own and operate centres and therefore have hands on experience. When we built Kidsoft we wanted to ensure that we provided all the tools needed to be able to run a centre successfully.
Kidsoft has a whole raft of tools that will allow you to keep your finger on the pulse when it comes to your Centres Cashflow and the state it is in. The video below is a quick 10 minute demonstration of all of the following tools in action.
- Direct Debiting, BPay and Credit Cards Integrated right into the Software.
- Real Time Billing & Account Statements.
- Automated Alerts highlighting any issues with the automated Payments.
- Exceptional Flexible automated payment scheduling.
- Real Time Debit List.
- SMS and Email Communications.
All of these tool must work in harmony to be able to provide a meaningful snapshot at any given time the state of your centres cashflow. This video demonstrates how all of these tools come together to in Kidsoft making it the best CCMS Certified solution for cashflow management.
There's no question that today's Childcare providers can find a wide selection of software solutions for making their businesses run better, but it's also true that in the sea of choices, finding a solution that offers everything needed to get work done while also staying affordable and convenient can be a task in itself. A common problem faced by centres is poor integration among solution service and software providers. A CCMS provider might look attractive at the outset, but in most cases, users will find over time that being charged extra fees for third-party payment processors, support departments, and other add-ons is simply too much of a hassle.
Kidsoft is a complete, fresh innovative solution for your Child Care Management System (CCMS) requirements that takes care of your unique needs while allowing you to address core tasks of your childcare business. The solution addresses your unique circumstances to propel your Childcare business to the next level.
When we decided to build Kidsoft we set one of the development goals to build a solution that can take the extra step and become CCMS Certified. We can now comfortably tick this off the list as Kidsoft is now CCMS Certified for 1.4
This means that Kidsoft is not only Registered, we have also gone the extra testing to be Certified. The following link explains the extra testing a CCMS Registered solution needs to complete to become Certified.
When we decided to write Kidsoft we wanted to provide a number of innovations that other software solutions had not considered or couldn't implement due to their architecture. Today we take the wraps off what we think is a very innovative and often forgotten component to any application. That is the Help Documentation and Support.
In Kidsoft we have built a Help Desk solution that allows us to craft Help Documents for each and every panel inside of Kidsoft. This publishing system we have designed and implemented provides a number of innovations. The first being that each help document is a living document that can be reviewed, edited and marked for review before publishing. This allows us to maintain each document individually to each panel in Kidsoft and as Kidsoft evolves and the panels get updates, it is very simple for us to update that panels Help Document.
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