August 02, 2011 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
MyPaymentsPlus.com provides online convenience to parents, reduces cash handling in the schools and allows staff to spend more time with parents
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Horizon Software International, a leader in K-12 online payment solutions with MealpayPlus (www.mealpayplus.com), announces the launch of sister site MyPaymentsPlus (www.mypaymentsplus.com). MyPaymentsPlus allows all school districts, including those without Horizon’s cafeteria POS system, to accept 24/7 online payments and registrations for all fees and activities throughout the school year.
“Today’s busy parents want the convenience of paying online for just about everything”
Schools can also automate their school startup open house/orientation processes by posting required reading documents such as media release forms and student handbooks to the MyPaymentsPlus website. This will allow parents – at a time convenient to them - to easily read, print and acknowledge that they agree to the required forms, register for activities, and pay any necessary fees. MyPaymentsPlus provides parents the opportunity to meet with their child’s teachers and spend time in the classroom during orientation, rather than use their time filling out papers and writing checks.
With tight budget controls, districts are looking for ways to alleviate the time-consuming and labor-intensive processes of school registration, as well as eliminate cash handling in the schools. Collecting payment via MyPaymentsPlus protects those funds and provides detailed transaction history of each payment for accurate reconciliation and easy auditing.
MyPaymentsPlus, like MealpayPlus, will offer parents the ability to view their students’ account balances and payment history, and receive meal account low balance notifications. Both MealpayPlus and MyPaymentsPlus provide these services at no charge to parents, unlike other K-12 online payment systems that charge parents an annual fee for these services.
“Today’s busy parents want the convenience of paying online for just about everything,” says Tina Bennett, Vice President of K-12 Online Payment Systems at Horizon. “Schools that have implemented our online payment system have seen huge increases in payments, and significant labor savings. At the beginning of the school year, parents really appreciate being able to spend time with teachers instead of standing in lines writing checks.”
MealpayPlus has over 900,000 registered users and is used in over 8,000 schools.
For additional information or a demonstration, please contact Horizon Software at (800) 741-7100.
About Horizon Software International
Horizon Software International (www.horizonsoftware.com) is a global leader in software, services and technologies for food service operations. The company, a Microsoft Partner Gold ISV headquartered near Atlanta, GA, offers comprehensive food service solutions for K-12, Senior Living, Healthcare, Corporate, and Military. Horizon operates as a unit of Roper Industries, Inc. Roper Industries is a market-driven, diversified growth company and is a constituent of the Fortune 1000, the Russell 1000, and the S&P 500 indices
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