Rise School Management


One cloud integrated system for schools.

Learner Data + Accounting + Admin + a Communicator in ONE system

Save 12 hours with the automated 043-Form.

Save even more hours with Bank Recon, a Bank Stream, payment receipts and more.

Schools reported a 10% annual increase in fee collection income.

Parents see statements on the Communicator in real time.
Reduce queries and inform parents of balance in real time.

"It helped us a lot to track our school fees. With Rise, we improved on our school fees a lot. We increased worth about 10%-15% of our school fees income for the year which is absolutely great." Roxanne Abrahams-Sebolai, Bursar, Mary Help of Christians. Here is a link for an interview

'Month-end, balancing of books, it's just a button that you press. All done. No more manual calculating. Easy to trace your differences if there're any, which I haven't had so far. It also gives me more time to do other things, so I can assist in the Admin block." Shannon Manus, Immaculata High School

Tough challenges
Admin & Finance Staff face serious challenges daily in their jobs:
Not having enough time in the day
Some schools do not have a dedicated finance officer (Bursar) in place.
Admin staff are faced daily with both admission, administrative and finance tasks.

The 043-Form report is automated, simplifying all the finance related tasks.

Easy access to fees' balances, accounts & reporting in ONE PLACE.
High expenses on systems. Too many systems
Upon completing her training in RSM, a Bursar Assistant from Groote Schuur High School stated:

"I really love this package and hope that we will be using it soon. It will really make things easier in the workplace.

If I had this system to work on, it would be so easy to check on everything".
Not having correct info for parents & SGB
"The facility you have in Rise School
Management for checking school fee
balances would be great for me as well,

as it is always a challenge, to check on fees,
when parents request balances",

Administrator, Highlands Primary.

How Rise School Management addresses schools' challenges:
Save min 15 hours each quarter with school specific reports and the automated 043-Form
Bursar & Admin Staff will save min 15 hours on not having to do WCED 043-FORM (Cashbook) in Excel or manually each term.

With RSM, your Finance or Admin staff will be able to map from the start all your Income & Expense Accounts to the 043-Form, as they work in RSM.

Print your up-to-date 043-Form directly from RSM & submit to the Education Department.
Increase school fees income by 10-15% with the Rise system. Accounting is integrated with Administration, Communication and your School's 043-Form

043-Form is integrated with Accounting. Income & Expense Accounts get automatically adjusted in 043-Form in RSM .

Bank Feed is live. Match your transactions to the correct account in real time.
View Chart of Accounts, Budget Planned vs. Actuals, Journal entries, General Journal.

Batch Invoice a Class or a Grade, Statements per Class or Grade.

Create a Cash Receipt or a Purchase Order.

Create a Supplier Invoice, an Invoice Payment, a Supplier Return & more.
Be in the know of your school's financial position in real time. Report to Principal, SGB

A lot of Schools have a big challenge with reporting & knowing where they stand financially at this moment of time.

With RSM, your Bursar can run the following reports at any given time:

Fee balances per grade / per class / per student
a Balance Sheet report,
Budget Plan Vs. Actual - see your School's expenditure at a glance.
General Ledger,
Income Statement.
Schools often ask.
If you have more questions, phone at 021 180 4787 or email info@risebiz.co.za.
What if our School already has a different accounting package?
Few of our customers have previously made use of other accounting packages, prior to switching to RSM. In most cases, it is either Sage (Pastel) or Quickbooks accounting solutions.

Often Bursars & Admin Staff are not satisfied with the limited functionality & the lack of support with their existing accounting packages. They are not school-specific and do not cater to the unique challenges of Schools. Price-value ratio is another important factor for Schools when they decide to switch to RSM, the all-in-one solution.

We assist Schools with moving your historical data from your current accounting package, be it Pastel or Excel or QuickBooks.

In order to onboard your School onto RSM, we will need your recent 043-Form template, Learner Data, Opening Balances for your learners. Our Accountant will liaise with you to make sure that Rise School Management works 100% for your School.

You get 10 hours of onboarding assistance. It is included in the yearly fee!
The onboarding process is easy & simple-to-follow. Your School can easily move from your current software package & start using Rise School Management. It will save your School at least R10K per annum based on our current customers' feedback. Your School will also save thousands on the paper & min 15 hours per term on the 043-Form automation.
What systems does Rise School Management cover?
Rise School Management covers:

1. A full-on accounting package for schools:
Exemptions, discounts, journals, petty cash.
Automated WCED 043-Form
Budget; budget planned vs Actual
A live Bank Feed with 4 major banks
Purchases Management
All financial reports - easy to export and customize.
For more details go to Packages

2. A Learner Data package with various filters / reports / import & export functions

3. An Invoicing package - you can invoice the whole school in minutes.

4. A Parent-School Communicator

5. A LIVE billing on the Communicator - less paper, less statements.

6. A Discipline Module on desktop & mobile
with Incidents on desktop & mobile;
a Detention Letter on desktop & mobile;
Attendance record keeping;
News creation function from mobile.

We provide ongoing support & work with Schools together in a team.

If you would like to see how the system works, please email info@risebiz.co.za

What if our School has an existing school-parent communicator?
Few of our customers have previously made use of other school-parent communicators. This will not be a problem. Rise School Management has a School-Parent Communicator with the automated Billing for your parents.

Once your School switches to RSM, your Bursar or Admin Staff will be able to make use of the Billing function in the Rise School Communicator.

Your School will save thousands of rand on paper.

Rise School Communicator is not just an amazing tool for your School to communicate with parents. Parents will be informed of all the paid & due fee balances on one-on-one basis.

Once you assign a transaction to the learner in the Bank Feed in RSM, it will instantly reflect on the Communicator for the parents to see.

When will my subscription expire?
Your subscription expiration date is 12 month from the date an initial subscription fee for a previous year has been made.
Will RSM, all-in-1 school package, work for our School?
Our customers range from Art Centres to previous Model-C schools to other schools of various types in various parts of Cape Town & Western Cape.

Based on our experience & interactions with schools, a lot of schools have some unique aspects in terms of their admin, financial & other day-to-day processes.

One big advantage of Rise School Management is that we can implement custom changes to our system based on your School's unique requirements & needs, should your School require it.
How secure is your Bank Feed and which provider do you use?
The Bank Feed (it is included in RSM at no extra charge) enables Schools to see all transactions in RSM system. Rise SA makes use of a secure, reliable & trustworthy bank aggregation service - Yodlee.

Over 1100 and 23 million user worldwide make use of this service. For more information please visit Wikipedia.

We request Schools to provide a view-only login details that your School can request at your bank. Your Bursar / Admin Clerk / Principal can also enter these details themselves in RSM. The information gets encrypted. Hence it is secure and protected.

We work with four major banks of South Africa - FNB, Standard Bank, Nedbank and ABSA.
I have no accounting background, can I still use Rise School Management?
Being user-friendly & intuitive in terms of its layout & interface, Rise School Management will work for both non-accountants & accountants.

Upon switching to RSM, your School will also get training in person with our Team in our system as part of the RSM onboarding process.

Once you start using RSM regularly, it is a sign that you understand the system and how it works.

To illustrate it further, most Bursars & Admin Staff, who use RSM daily in their work, do not come from the bookkeeping or accounting background.

We also run a 3-day Accounting Training Course that trains Bursars & Admin staff on the accounting fundamentals.
Can our School change from Rise School Communicator option to the full all-in-1 package?
Yes, 100%. In fact, it will be a bit easier for your School to make the necessary transition.

Due to the fact that Rise School Management is in 1 interface, you will already be familiar with RSM interface & the basic layout of our solution.
What documents will our School require for the onboarding ?
In order to onboard your School onto RSM, we will need the following documents from your School:

1. Learner data list (.xls or CSV) - we will provide you with the an Excel template.
2. Your 043-Form (Cash Book) template with your School's Budget
3. Opening balances for your learners - An excel sheet with names, surnames & amounts
4. School details - logo, email etc for your Invoices, Statements

Once you submit the above documents, we will upload all the data onto RSM. You will then also check in RSM that all the data is correct & accurate. We will also provide your School with the required training.

We have Weekly Meetings with our Schools to assist them with all the queries & touch base on the onboarding & ongoing use of system.
How long does the onboarding process take?

It takes 2-3 weeks for your School to onboard onto RSM provided we receive onboarding documents fairly quickly.
The onboarding process should not take more than 1-3 months provided you have a Bursar or Admin officer who is in charge of switching to RSM and does all the required steps.
Why is RSM more affordable compared to other comprehensive school software solutions?
Rise SA is both a software developer and a system integrator. Building our solutions on the proprietary 1C:Enterprise platform with over 5 million users worldwide, we can custom develop 2x faster than currently available on the market.
Rise SA also tries to make our software as accessible & as affordable for schools as possible.
Your School will also save min R10K based on the feedback from our customers. The main rationale is that you will be able to have ALL your data on ONE system.
This is the main rationale behind switching to RSM is that you will have all your data in one place saving thousands on paper, many hours of time for your Bursar & Admin Staff.
How often do you back up your data for your customers?
Rise SA does a daily backup of Customers' data stored on the Rise School Management servers. This ensures that your data is safe, secure and always accessible in a cloud from any time.
Can Rise SA Team do custom development for our School?
Yes, that is an additional advantage of using Rise School Management. If you need custom development done to your school's specific requirements, get in touch with us.
Benefits for Schools
A one-stop school management system in a cloud
Admin integrated with Accounting and Communication
The first system to automate
the 043-Form
Increase school fees' collection by
at least 5% per annum
with the Billing on the app
Access from anywhere any time
Schools say
"Rise School is a fantastic accounting system for schools. It is easy to use, especially for Bursars who do not have an accounting background. The RSM school functionality saves us a lot of time.
All learner information is now loaded on our system and easily accessible. No need for keeping lengthy excel spreadsheets anymore. The Rise Communicator can work as a very effective tool to communicate with parents. They receive information on the cell phones immediately.
I can't express how much I appreciate your Accountant's support and training. She has really helped me a lot and I am excited to use RSM. I submitted my first 043-Form from RSM in June. I was surprised at how much easier it made everything for me. It cut my workload in half as I did not have to use my own cash book and the WCED's spreadsheet. Everything added up and was perfect. I am extremely happy that I attended a Rise School Accounting Session and was able to convince our school to use RSM. I wish I had started using it sooner. During this difficult time it has helped me immensely as it is an easy system to use and not time consuming at all. I can also work from home when required as the system is online."

Nastasha Fourie
Bursar, Koos Sadie Primary
"It helped us a lot to track our school fees. With Rise, we improved on our school fees a lot. With Rise, we increased worth about 10%-15% of our school fees income for the year which is absolutely great. Rise helps us to be on top of things at all times. I would definitely recommend it to other schools. This is the best decision that the school has made in a long time to get this program. With the Rise, there is total transparency. Principal, teachers can know what's happening. That has made my work much easier. I like the reporting structure. I can take it to the principal and say we are 20% away from our goal. I can guarantee schools that do not have the Rise program yet, get the program. It is absolutely amazing, it does wonders, it will increase your school fees and you'll be able to save a lot more time. With Rise you will have time to give attention to things that matter the most. If you want to make things easier, get the Rise, i absolutely love it."
Roxanne Abrahams-Sebolai
Bursar at Mary Help of Christians School
"In my opinion the system is very user friendly. Once the initial training and getting used to the system is done, it is very easy to understand and work with. Yes it was quite easy to log in to the system during the lockdown from home and carry on working. It has helped me a lot the fact that i could work remotely because i am able to catch up on the system and prepare myself for the time when i do go back to work. The team has been absolutely fantastic. They are very supportive whether it regards training, needing some extra information, importing information for me or helping me to understand certain processes.
They have all been so patient and helpful. I couldn't ask for a better support base in starting with this new system. Thank you so much Anna, Nattasja and Darian. Your constant assistance and patience makes this experience so much easier and enjoyable. "

Pamela Van Rheede
Bursar at Dennegeur Avenue Primary School
"When I heard about the Rise School Management system and the benefits that a school can derive from the use of it,
I was hooked. Being a wee bit "techno challenged", I did not even feel overwhelmed with my first online training session as Anna and Natassja were superb in guiding me through. My weekly training sessions have been quite informative as well. The fact that your 043-Form and Budget report are automatically populated is a huge bonus in itself. It's exciting that reports can be generated at the push of a button."

Debbie Timm
Finance Officer at South Peninsula High School
"After now using it for a year, I am still "in love" with this Rise School Management. The best is yet to come - as I am still learning new things everyday.

This enables me to be more efficient and becoming more and more confident.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
With best wishes".
Hanli Mostert
Bursar at Tygerberg Art Centre
Alfonso Pereira has recommended this Rise package.
'Thought we could circulate this. it's a communication tool,
financial package and school admin all in one.

We have made a big saving eliminating the need to run a financial
and a school admin package.
The cost of Rise is equal to my annual subscription for the financial package I used, saving me the school admin subscription. At this time we all need to save.'

Alfonso Pereira
Principal, Star of the Sea Convent School
"The top three things that would benefit, especially with Rise, are
the bank system - the bank stream - which is more accurate, your figures are more accurate because it comes straight from the bank.

It is easy to reconcile straight into accounts and approve transactions. Reconciling at the end of month is also very easy in comparison to Pastel, and having to check your bank, cash books and your receipt books. The full testimonial with an audio-recording can be accessed by clicking on this link.
Andrea Felton
Secretary and Finance Officer, Star of the Sea Convent School
"I found the system user friendly and efficient. We needed a platform communicate to our parents other than just sending an sms and something which is more cost effective. Onboarding was quick and easy.

In my role I found the Finance module very useful. Being new in the post I found it helpful and useful. We started the Rise system in Jan. It's been an absolute bliss. It's been helping me a lot with accounting,
the journals and other things from WCED

Month-end, balancing of books, it's just a button that you press. All done. No more manual calculating. Easy to trace your differences if there're any, which I haven't had so far. It also gives me more time to do other things, so I can assist in the Admin block."

Shannon Manus
Bursar, Immaculata High School
"We are excited to move over to a fully integrated management system that could support all our communication, learner data and accounting needs. The system also allows the staff to have a better understanding of the finances of the school, which is very empowering. Your team is Excellent, Friendly and efficient with a lot of support.

The videos on the Youtube channel are also very useful. Your Accountant who assists us on a regular basis is wonderful. Extremely patient and capable and helps us with all our queries and problems.

RSM is a great system for schools and could potentially allow one person to manage all the systems efficiently and effectively.
The Bank Stream and allocating payments and expenses is very user friendly. It is also useful to be able to run reports and have up to date accounting info available at all times. Excellent. The team is friendly, warm and very accommodating. The training is very comprehensive."
Alexia Le Fevre, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Gaia Waldorf School

Packages for schools

To see how the Rise school solution can help your school,
email info@risebiz.co.za or phone 074 194 6905.

Here is the link to the live recordings of the School Forums of how schools use the Rise School Management system.

School have increased worth about 10%-15% of their school fees income for the year, with the Rise system.

Rise School Communicator
+ A school-parent communicator
2 users
Additoinal users can be set up
Save R10-R15K on paper
Unlimited News, Resources, Events
Unlimited Channels
A one-to-one Chat function

A training session
Support via phone, email is included

Advertising Banners
Make income for your school.
Learn more here.

SMS Web integration
Send sms at a click

Benefits for schools:
Save R10K-R15K on paper
Communicate with all parents at a click

Benefits for parents:
Free for parents
Easy to download and light on data
Available for iOS & Android
Be informed of all school's news on the go
Set up a demo
Rise Administration

+ Rise Communicator
+ Marks Module
+ Teachers' App
+ Learner data module
+ Discipline module
+ Enrollment simplified

+Onboarding assistance (10 hours)
+ 5 hours of training
+Support via phone or email
+Onsite support / training upon request

Rise Communicator:
More details on the left.

Teachers' App:
Create News, Incidents
Input Marks from the app.

Learner Data module:
SA-SAMS Import tool
Class lists, easy export/import
Filters, custom fields for extra info

Textbooks keeping system
Textbook issues, returns
Integrated with a barcode scanner
Here is a short video

Behaviour module:
Create Incidents from mobile and desktop
Parents get notified via a push notification
Demerit system / detention letter

Enrollment simplified:
Google forms integration
Save time on manual import

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Rise School Management,
one stop school system in a cloud

Empower your school with one integrated cloud system.

Financial package for schools
+ Automated 043-Form
+ Rise Administration

Schools will:
Increase school fee collection
Email statements at a click in a day
Save hours on bank recon and month-end
Save min 14 hours with the 043-Form report
Reduce queries from parents
Report to the SGB and Principal at a click

+Onboarding assistance (10 hours)
+8 hours of applied training
+ 2 hours of training for an additional user
+Quality support via phone, email
+Accounting support
+Onsite support / training upon request
Live Bank Feed
Accounting integrated with learner data
Exemptions, discounts, petty cash
Email/print cash receipts
A customizable Chart of Accounts
Journal Entries
Budget Plan vs Actual
Financial reports:
Trial balance
Balance sheet
Income statement (accrual / cash)
General Journal report

Batch invoicing:
Invoice all learners or per Class or Grade
Monthly, termly or annually

Supplier management:
Capture supplier invoices
Invoice Payments
Supplier Returns & more

Rise Administration
Learner data integration with Accounting
More details in the middle block

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Phone us at 021 180 4787
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