Why Use iText?
iText is Convenient
Schools can publish information via a secure, user-friendly web
site, which is available 24/7. The information is immediately available for parents to see via their cell
Parents now have the peace of mind and convenience of knowing that important/last minute information is accessible
to them via their cell phones, any time day or night.
iText is Easy to Use
iText is a text menu driven system, where parents are presented with a menu of options,
enabling quick selection and viewing of the information they are interested in.
Schools have full control, and are able to manage and maintain what menu items are available, and what content
to display. A simulated cell phone screen viewer shows exactly what parents will see on their cell phone
iText is Fast
iText uses a technology called USSD. While similar to SMS, it is up to 7 times faster and
allows for the sending and receiving of text menu information during a session.
Parents can quickly navigate information screens, make selections and view relevant information.
iText Saves You Time
iText supplies schools with a web site on which they can manage, edit and maintain their
content. Any updates are immediately made available to parents.
As an example - a school might decide to cancel sport practice due to bad weather. They simply log in to
iText.co.za, edit a menu linked to their sports status and press submit. Within a minute, this information will be
available to all parents who access the school's iText menu via their cell phone.
iText is Flexible
The iText.co.za web site comes pre-configured with a sample menu structure for schools. This structure is
totally flexible, and schools can decide which options to keep, which to delete, and also create new options from
Types of menu options are:
- Display of Information only - such as status of an event.
- Menu selectable options – users can drill down to further information menus.
- Call-Back/Contact us - informing via email that a user needs to be called back or needs an appointment set
iText is Cost Effective
The iText service works on a monthly subscription basis, which gives each school a unique
access code (to be communicated to parents). This code will give parents access to the school’s menu via their cell
You also receive a username and password to the iText website, through which you can create,
edit or delete your menu options and information content.