Alert Solutions launches new School Announcement 4.0

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Alert Solutions, an expert in cloud-based multi-channel messaging technology, today announced the release of School Announcement 4.0, the latest version of their web-based notification solution for K-12 schools and districts. Version 4.0 offers users new features including a comprehensive mobile command center, social media integration and a weather tool for severe weather monitoring.

School Announcement offers school administrators the ability to communicate with student families and staff via social media, email, voice and SMS text messaging. By utilizing these preferred communication channels, users can reach hundreds and thousands of individuals efficiently and reliably within minutes.

“We are thrilled to be launching a new and improved School Announcement product to the market,” stated Dave Baeder, CEO of Alert Solutions. “The communication needs of schools are always evolving, and Alert Solutions is committed to providing school administrators with the most efficient way to communicate with parents, students, staff and community members.”

School Announcement’s new Mobile Command Center is a convenient mobile version that allows users to send messages to student families and staff directly from their mobile phone. School administrators can launch and monitor their social media pages, email, voice and SMS text messages in a moment's notice wherever they are - drastically improving emergency response time.

Schools will also be able to make faster and more informed decisions regarding weather-related closings and delays with the new Weather Monitor – a feature that automatically sends administrators alerts of severe weather approaching their school or district.

Additional features within School Announcement 4.0 include the SIS Integration Tool, a tool that creates a seamless daily update cycle between a school's Student Information System (SIS) as well as Speak Up!, an anonymous two-way communication platform for event safety, bullying and harassment mitigation.

About Alert Solutions

Alert Solutions, an eSchool News Readers’ Choice Award winner, provides dynamic cloud-based multi-channel messaging technology and web services for customers in education, leveraging its robust platform of email, voice, SMS text messaging and social media integration. Alert Solutions ensures communications are transmitted efficiently and securely, enabling organizations to relay important information to their audiences. Partnering with some of the world’s largest Student Information Systems, Alert Solutions currently supports millions of students worldwide. For more information, visit our website www.alertsolutions.com.