Heartland and FamilyID Team Up to Deliver Seamless Online Registration and Payment Solution for K–12 Schools
Heartland School Solutions, a Global Payments company (NYSE: GPN), and FamilyID Inc. have joined forces to streamline and simplify program registration and payment for parents and school administrators. The new integrated platform is expected to be available by June 2017.
Heartland School Solutions is the industry leading provider of payment solutions for K- 12 schools. Through its MySchoolBucks payment solution, Heartland processes payments for millions of families in more than 35,000 schools for lunch programs, school activities, before and after school care, transportation, merchandise, and more. FamilyID, a leader in cloud-based registration platforms serving nearly one million families and more than 1,000 schools, provides an online registration platform for sports, courses, clubs, camps and all types of programs and activities.
“Our mission is to make life easier for school administrators and parents by eliminating duplicate data entry and giving parents control over their family data,” said Rochelle Nemrow, the FamilyID founder and CEO. “We are teaming up with the largest and most widely-respected funds management provider for schools in the country to give parents and schools a seamless registration and payment solution they can trust.”
“Combining the FamilyID platform and our MySchoolBucks payment solution will offer enormous value and convenience to millions of parents and thousands of schools,” said Terry Roberts, president of Heartland School Solutions. “Not only does FamilyID offer an elegant program registration platform that schools love, but we share the same focus on superior customer service and high-quality user experience for both school administrators and parents.”
The combined registration platform will address the unique needs of parents and schools, with intuitive and easy-to-use technology designed to provide safe and secure access to the platform at any time, as well as live customer support for parents and schools.
Heartland School Solutions provides school districts across the nation with industry-leading nutrition software and payment services. From cloud-based software to manage cafeteria operations, to our MySchoolBucks payment service, we help schools gain complete financial control of their programs so they can be more productive, efficient, and ultimately, more successful. Visit our website to learn more. Heartland School Solutions is a division of Global Payments.
FamilyID helps organizations efficiently manage program registrations and payments. Participants enter their information once to register for a variety of programs. From art schools to athletic departments, summer camps to club sports, different kinds of programs use FamilyID to offer the convenience of online registration, improve administrative efficiency and attract new customers. Visit FamilyID.com, Like us on Facebook and follow @MyFamilyID on Twitter and Instagram.
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Tell us how you ended up in this line of work.
I have always been in startups. I was extremely frustrated by the poor registration processes for all the programs and activities that my family members signed up for. When I did some research I found that frustration was echoed by other parents as well as the organizations who were tired of dealing with stacks of paper or cumbersome, difficult software products. That was the inspiration for FamilyID - one easy, user-friendly way to find, sign up and pay for programs and activities.
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