One of the big time savers for schools using the caregiver portal is the facility for parents/caregivers to pay fees and donations online. Payments made in this way are automatically reconciled back to the students transaction summary page meaning that office staff don't need to manually enter each transaction from the bank statements.
When caregivers make payments online it also helps to cut down on the amount of traffic into a school office during peak payment periods, not to mention the trips to the bank. Online payments are facilitated via POLi payments (internet banking) and Pay Station (Credit/Debit cards) with schools setting up merchant accounts with either one or both of these providers.
Check out this short video to see how a caregiver can make a payment using the portal.
For assistance in setting up the Edge caregiver portal at your school simply email our Services team.