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    I've been asked to research Payment systems for a primary school we support - I know some of our schools use Parent Pay but are there any others I should be looking into?

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    We're using Parent pay. We won't be for much longer
    Haven't decided what yet, but know we won't be renewing...

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    thumbs up for tucasi

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    We use sQuid as mentioned above. In a secondary though not primary but it should still be fine.

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    Primary here and I can't recommend @Schoolcomms highly enough.

    Its only anecdotal but I've heard nothing but bad things about Parentpay recently.

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    @InspireICT are they using SIMS .net? If so, do they have Dinner Money? Also, do you know if it was spurred after a certain company was marketing their new product - perhaps one that starts and ends with A?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    @InspireICT are they using SIMS .net? If so, do they have Dinner Money? Also, do you know if it was spurred after a certain company was marketing their new product - perhaps one that starts and ends with A?
    They're not running SIMs and as far as I know it wasn't triggered by any marketing - just a desire for a payment system.

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    Cheers, just curious really. It's nice to have it confirmed that Schools are thinking how to improve and not because a supplier prompted them.

    By the way, @Schoolcomms only works with SIMS, so that's out.

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    Used Tucasi at my old spot, great little system. Sits very nicely on any server, and they do all the server side set up for you and were a massive help to our finance department getting that end set up. Clients updates can be a little hassle but we didnt have any huge issues with the system unlike parent pay.

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    We use Tucasi integrated with our cashless catering system. All works well. Few little niggles but that can be said of most systems. They're due a huge upgrade soon so we'll see that that brings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocHouse View Post
    thumbs up for tucasi
    I'd offer a thumbs down. Nothing but trouble with it since we had to reinstall it, now our online system isn't working and their support has been absolutely awful! It's been a MONTH now and they still haven't fixed it. They promise to call back and then don't (this happened THREE times last Friday). It's been horrible.

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