The Active Network, the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications, has helped over 480 public schools get through back-to-school season with WebStore™, a software solution for the education market that allows schools to securely manage their school stores online, generate greater revenue and reduce outstanding student debt.
An easy-to-use front-end system, WebStore connects to the Active Network Tracks™ and Schoolbooks® software programs, which handle the back-end accounting systems for K-12 schools. Reducing cumbersome lines, lost checks and student debts, WebStore streamlines the way schools track inventory, fund raise and sell items such as spirit wear, dance tickets, yearbooks, student body cards, parking passes, AP exams, graduation fees and more.
“WebStore offers significant advantages for both schools and parents,” said James Reyes, general manager of Active Network, Communities. “It offers schools more financial accountability by allowing them to accept funds electronically, while simultaneously making it easier for parents to purchase back-to-school essentials for their kids online.”
“Last year we had $24,000 in outstanding student debts at our school,” said Jennifer Vargo from Kennedy Junior High School. “With the use of WebStore from Active Network, we’ve been able to quickly reduce that outstanding debt to $9K.”
Over 3 million dollars in sales were processed through WebStores—across all participating schools—in the month of August alone. Julena Averett from Olympus High School adds, “We had 1,260 out of 1,600 students pay their registration fees online this year.”
Already an important resource in many schools, Active Network will continue to focus on launching its WebStore product to existing customers and expanding the number of online school stores. For more information on how WebStore can benefit your school visit www.activeeducate.com/technology-solutions/webstore.htm.