Archive for November, 2016

Welcome to Multi-channel Communication!

Written by Principal Software. Posted in News

Never before has school communication been easier! With Multi-Channel Communication, messages can be simultaneously sent to various combinations of Parents, Learners, Staff, Groups, Debtors or Outside Contacts via Principal Talk, Email and SMS.

As one of fifteen delivery methods, schools can choose “Least Cost Routing”. The system will then analyse a list of recipients and automatically find the most cost effective way of delivering a message either by Email, SMS or Principal Talk.

Schools can add multiple attachments to messages and send it via Principal Talk, Email and SMS!

In Summary, Multi-Channel Communication is:


  • Send one message to different subsets of Parents, Learners, Staff, Groups, Debtors or Outside Contacts simultaneously.
Cost Effective
  • The system chooses the most economical method of communication for each individual recipient. E.g. a message to parents will be sent to 60% of parents via the Principal Talk app, to 35% via email and to the rest via sms.
More Versatile
  • Multiple Attachments can be sent per message, either via Principal Talk, Email or even SMS!
  • Communicate to a wide range of pre-defined debtor groups (per age or balance).
Complete Communication
  • The system automatically flags those recipients that have no registered communication channel for quick rectification.
Explore the new integrated Multi-Channel Communication function under:

My School | Communication


Provincial Compliance Training

Written by Principal Software. Posted in News

img_20161103_090547 The Principal Software compliance team have recently completed a very successful Provincial Compliance Training Road Trip, which included Kwazulu-Natal, Western Cape, North-West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Johannesburg between the 18th of October and the 8th of November 2016. We were privileged to visit our clients in the different regions where we were able to share all the new compliance information with regards to our system and SA-SAMS. We are proud to announce that more than 100 schools have been trained in total since we started presenting our Compliance Workshops in Gauteng and now all over the country. We hope that this will be a recurring event as we gained just as much insight into the lives of the Schools in the different provinces as they gained from our Workshops.