Engage FeesThe Engage Fee Billing module is the foundation component of all school financial data within the Engage management information system.

Engage Fees enables fee-paying schools to manage all student charges, invoicing, statements, collections and debtors. The module offers a full sales ledger capability and split charging, in a fully integrated way.

The Engage Fees module can be seamlessly teamed up with our education focused Engage Accounts suite, which offers all the financial and stock control facilities you would expect. Engage Finance also links with other major Accounts suites such as Pastel, Pastel Evolution, Sage 50, 200 and 500 and Quickbooks.

Engage Fee Billing Features

Of the many features and capabilities of Engage Finance, the following is a selection:

  • Fully customisable charges including fees, deposits, discounts, insurances and ad-hoc payments
  • Deposit management
  • Quick receipt feature for multiple cash receipts
  • Links with the Parent Portal, enabling parents to view their account details, all invoices and statements
  • Links to Engage Activities for billing of co-curricular activities and events
  • Debit Orders
  • Invoicing per student or per family
  • Automated sibling discount functionality
  • Invoices and/or statements by email
  • Non-academic billing for rentals or the sale of goods and services

An unexpected benefit

As reported by one South African school, the introduction of Engage Finance and Fee Billing had the unexpected benefit of almost zero calls to the Bursary from parents asking for explanations of their billing, enabling the bursary staff to concentrate on more productive tasks.

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About Engage

For over 30 years, our UK parent company, Double First Ltd, has been developing Engage, its award-winning school and financial management systems for fee-paying, independent, private and part-government funded schools, since developing its first products in 1987.

Our group has a staff of some 55 dedicated professionals which includes a large development department of analysts, developers and testers, with the balance split between the Implementation, Training and Support Centre departments.

Four regional offices operate in Johannesburg, Dubai, Singapore and Australia.

Engage School Management Systems (Pty) Ltd is our wholly-owned South African regional office in Johannesburg. It is now one of the busiest regionally focused offices in our group, having implemented over 24 schools with Engage in just 2½ years.