Our client, a school in Kent, wished to improve its manual school meals and vending excursion payment system. Before we arrived, all transactions were made using either cash or cheque. This was resulting in large quantities of cash needing to be counted and recorded, which tied up valuable staff resource.
The School Business Manager, Kirsty Jones, was aware that many schools had already made the switch to cashless payment systems. Having researched the market place, the school opted to use Cashless Online Payment Solutions & Cashless Catering Systems. Kirsty explains, “it was great to find out that Cafepoint, our consultants and project managers, worked with cashless system providers that had already set up a framework with the main system's providers. It was very reassuring to know that companies had already been assessed for their liquidity and ability to deliver. As a school, we could therefore go straight to assessing which system was the best fit for our needs.”
Following the adoption of the new system, the school has gained a significant amount of staff time due to its streamlined process. It offers a quick, secure and convenient way for parents and carers to make online payments to the school. Throughput in the school canteen has increased during the busy break and lunchtime periods, allowing up to a third more of students to be served. Importantly, students eligible for free school meals have been offered anonymity, thus removing any stigma attached to accessing this service.
Our client School Business Manager, Kirsty Jones:
“Cafepoint were very responsive to our queries on how to use the framework and we now have a modern, easy payment system which brought this part of our operation into the 21st century!”
For further information, please contact: Gary Lewis