Benefits of a school app

6 Absolutely Awesome Benefits of a Mobile App for Schools

6 Absolutely Awesome Benefits of a Mobile App for Schools

The clear and timely sharing of information between schools and their families is vital for efficient and cohesive education.  By improving school to parent communication, a mobile app for schools can have some awesome benefits for your school.

Here are the top 6 benefits our school partners are experiencing:

  1. Improved brand image and higher brand visibility.  What your school stands for and what it represents are very important to your image.  Using a mobile app to improve communication can have a very positive impact on your brand and how stakeholders perceive it.  It can also be a key differentiator between you and other schools which can be very important with private schools and within districts that offer school choice.

  2. Reduced costs for your school. Are you still printing flyers and sending them home?  There is a cost for every single thing you print.  A school mobile app allows you to eliminate a lot of printing costs by simply putting important information and documents right in your app.

  3. Increase efficiency and free up staff time.  A mobile app for schools will decrease repetitive phone calls and requests for information because the information will be at the fingertips of your stakeholders.  Related to #2 above, school staff can reduce the time they spend printing and distributing flyers which can save significant amounts of time.  Time is the one thing we can't create more of, so it's important to be as efficient as possible.  Your school mobile app will free up staff time to focus on other important tasks.

  4. Helps support and sustain a strong relationship with parents.  Excellent communication is critical for parent satisfaction.  When parents have the information they want, when they want it, they are usually pretty happy.

  5. Connect with stakeholders in the click of a button. With push messaging in your school mobile app you will have the ability to send messages right to your stakeholders phones.  Push messages don't go into a junk folder and they have incredibly high open rates.  They are super effective for things like emergency alerts, school closures and event reminders.

  6. Important school information is accessible anytime, anywhere.  Did you know the number of smartphone users as a percent of total mobile users is expected to reach almost 80% sometime in 2017?  The vast majority of stakeholders have a smartphone within reach almost 24 hours a day.  A mobile app for schools gives your stakeholders the ability to quickly access your school's information anytime they want.  That's powerful!  If you don't believe me, just see what some of our clients have had to say HERE.

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About the Author Tim Fitzpatrick

Tim Fitzpatrick is the President & Founder of Rialto Mobile Marketing. At Rialto Mobile Marketing we create marketing systems to help small businesses achieve simple, sustainable growth. We're the bridge between where you are and where you want to be.

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