Engage Support Team staffEffective training and on-going support is a vital part of your relationship with any school management information system vendor. Why? Your school needs to ensure it minimises time spent learning its software whilst maximising the use of its core investment.

Having worked closely with fee-paying independent schools for over 30 years, Engage has an unrivaled understanding of the requirements of individual schools from small to large, as well as school groups.

The Support Team

Support is available direct from our South African Regional Office, fully backed by our Support Team located in our UK offices from where Carole Collins, Support Services Manager, runs her support team of academics, accountants and IT technicians, with a person to person availability of almost 24/7/365 to ensure all Engage schools worldwide keep operating at optimal strength.

Contacting Support

An authorised Engage user has unlimited free access to Support by:

  • Telephonic communication to our Johannesburg office (010 500 6163)with auto-overflow to the Support Centre
  • Live Chat
  • Remote hands
  • Raising a support ticket

Live Chat

Given the knowledge gained from our ‘not-so-successful’ Chat trials in 2017, a new support platform is being launched in mid-February 2018, worldwide.

On-Line self-help Support Centre

A state-of-art-online Support Centre is available to all authorised users of our Engage school management information system and Engage Accounts.

  • Automatic log in from the support button within all Engage systems
  • 24/7/365 availability
  • Knowledge Library with over 2,500 FAQs
  • User guide downloads
  • Video guides, such as Academic Roll-over
  • Software upgrade download
  • Release notes
  • Online support and training request system
  • Automatic suggestion of solutions
  • Full visibility of your school’s support tickets
  • Ability for your IT Manager to monitor its school’s support progress
  • Ability for a Group IT Manager to monitor support progress across a group of schools


Engage can offer your school a choice of training options:

  • On-site sessions for more extensive requirements
  • Remote-hands on-screen training in shorter, flexible sessions that fit your busy timetable
  • Attendance to Webinar sessions

All training is conducted by professional Engage Trainers.

Share Ideas

Share ideas on desktopAuthorised Users of Engage software also have access to our Share Ideas portal where they can share feature ideas and comment and vote on ideas from other schools.

These ideas directly influence development, ensuring Engage and Engage Accounts are developed in line with the needs of our schools, thereby creating best practice software in tune with the many hundreds of leading schools worldwide.

Upgrade releases

Every upgrade is fully included in the cost of Engage. Releases are made quarterly thereby ensuring your school’s Engage is kept fully up to date and brand new.

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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.