LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Following up a highly successful soft launch, LA-based startup SimplyAfterschool is set to release their afterschool class management platform to the public, the company announced today. The software is designed to provide administrators at private, charter, and public schools with a quick and easy solution to organizing and managing after school enrichment programs.
The SimplyAfterschool software is an intuitive, web-based application that delivers streamlined, simplified solutions for several time-consuming responsibilities. These include class promotion, registration fee collection, and roster management -- processes that are largely handled manually or through legacy software not originally designed for such tasks.
"Perhaps the biggest value SimplyAfterschool offers those who spearhead afterschool programs, is that we're able to drastically reduce the amount of time and effort that goes into running a great afterschool enrichment program," said CEO Gary Tuch, one half of the sibling co-founded SimplyAfterschool team.
On top of the potential decrease admin time by up to 95%, the team is quick to highlight their product's other key differentiators. Because SimplyAfterschool exists entirely in the cloud, users don't have to download anything and don't have to be coding experts to get the software up and running. And unlike other afterschool management software currently available, SimplyAfterschool does not require users to sign any contracts, nor do they charge any monthly, annual, or setup fees.
Instead of charging schools to use the platform, SimplyAfterschool structures their pricing model around a 3% convenience fee whenever parents pay to enroll their child in a class. This gives schools a cost-effective, hassle-free solution to offering afterschool programs while also allowing them greater budgeting flexibility to allocate resources for other needs.
Key software features include easy online registration and automated email reminders to notify parents about upcoming classes. Schools receive enrollment payments instantly and get real-time updates and insight into who paid. Once a parent pays for a class, their child is instantly added to the roster for that activity. If a class is full, they are added to a wait list automatically.
SimplyAfterschool has been very well-received by the public to date. The company reports 400% growth since their public beta launch this past September.
For SimplyAfterschool CFO and Co-Founder Shaun Tuch, the company's early success is simply an indicator of the right product hitting the right market at the right time. "Administrators are increasingly on the lookout for affordable, user-friendly tech to decrease administrative costs and offer such programs. With SimplyAfterschool, we've made that possible," Tuch adds.
The SimplyAfterschool team is inviting those interested in learning more about the cost and time-saving benefits of using their afterschool management application to visit their website here.
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