Press release

Groupcall launch Messenger v5 with sQuid ePayments inside

17 October 2013

Groupcall, the award-winning school-to-parent communication system, and sQuid, the electronic payments network, have joined forces to create a new integrated service for online payments and parental messaging.

The Groupcall Messenger platform used by over 2,500 schools in the UK will now include the sQuid ePayments service, enabling schools to create, manage and keep parents up to date with dinner money, trips, offers, payment reminders, emergency notices and much more. Schools have the ability to send text messages (SMS), emails and automated voice calls to parents, staff and other key contacts, and parents benefit from sQuid’s easy to use online smart account with multiple wallets.

Adam Smith, sQuid CEO said, “The integration of sQuid payments within Groupcall Messenger delivers a single view messaging and payments platform for schools, and brings our revolutionary payments service to parents. Together we help make school life easier to manage for everyone – pupils, parents and teachers”.

Stuart Abrahams, Sales and Marketing Director at Groupcall commented “By integrating our parental communication system, Messenger with sQuid, we are now able to offer the complete package to schools with a reliable and cost-effective parental payment solution”.

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Notes to Editors

sQuid is an issuer of eMoney operating in the UK education sector today, bringing all the benefits of digital money to schools, colleges and universities. For a rapidly growing number of students, sQuid is their first non-cash payment experience, making digital money a reality for the next generation.

About Groupcall
Groupcall provides communication and data solutions to the education, public and private sectors. Groupcall is one of the education sector market leaders with its award-winning parental communication system, Groupcall Messenger, which is used in more than 2,500 schools throughout the UK and Europe. Co-founded by Sir Bob Geldof, Groupcall’s product portfolio comprises of Messenger Emerge, Xporter and Alert.


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