There are a number of suppliers of mobile learning devices to the education sector. The larger and more sophisticated of these computer companies have developed a basic parental portal system for their education customers to use. Many of these companies will argue they are also software developers and to be fair, many of them will employ people internally to develop and support software. We understand their logic as to why they wish to offer this scheme management service as well, and that is to keep control of the school customer.
However, this does not always work. These companies may be software developers to the education sector but typically they do not have the team to manage the system, to collect arrears and to keep control of insurance claims. Computer supplier are also not finance companies used to collecting income via direct debits or managing a lease portfolio.
edde’s history is originally a leasing company with nearly 30 years’ experience in asset finance and collection on rentals via direct debit and managing arrears / bad debt.
Suppliers parental portal systems are often basic as they do not have the experience of working with hundreds of schools introduced from many supplier of digital learning devices in the UK.