Setting Automatic Student Defaults For Menu items and price

A common question we get is “What are default menu items?” Default menu items allow you to set a default meal for students based on their school and grade. Then, when the students go through the serving line and enter their number or scan their barcode, they will automatically be charged for the correct meal. This can speed up your serving line because it eliminates the need to have the cashier select the correct meal item for each student. Did a particular student bring a cold lunch to school and just need to be charged for milk? No problem! Our program has a change-to-milk button that makes this easy to do. The change to-milk button can be found here: LCS1000>Lines>Line Settings.

If you do use default menu items in the line, did you know you did not have to enter these defaults for each new student manually? We have a Default Menu Item feature that will add menu item defaults automatically for all new students. You can find this feature here: LCS1000>Lines>General Settings>Student Default Item Profiles.

Just create a line for each grade, school and meal type that you would like to use the defaults for. You can also set default line permissions and default spending limits here. Please reach out to our support team if you have any questions or want help with this.

When the student goes through the serving line, they will automatically get the correct meal charged to them. Once the line is processed, the default menu item will appear in the District Site>Family Dashboard>Student Line Settings box.

how to know Real Time Balance in LCS

Did you know you have various options for displaying the family balance at the point-of-sale? You can choose to have the real-time balance always on or always off. You can also set it to be hidden unless the line operator requests to see it, or only if a student falls below your low balance threshold. These settings are found in the LCS1000 Mayflower>Lines tab>General Settings.

If you select the “Always On but hidden until operator request” a (Show) option will appear in the serving line next to Family Balance. Click (Show) to see the family balance; then click (Hide) to hide the family balance, as shown here:

Want to Install or Update PowerSchool Plugin?

Check it out how to install and update your PowerSchool Plugin

Wordware, Inc is two-decade-old company dealing in School Software like cafeteria software for schools, hospitals and businesses across the country, Wordware is known and trusted for technology solutions because we have all you need and even more. Wordware school-related software applications are installed all over Minnesota and in other states of USA.

Using Wordware Powerschool plugin, parents have the ability to login into their PowerSchool site and have a one-stop shop experience. Parents  can check transaction history, set line permissions and make a payment all with one username and password also can check other school activities  of students.

PowerSchool student information system delivers an open platform for schools to streamline data management. PowerSchool integrates seamlessly with Wordware Inc.

How to install Plugin in Powerschool?

To install plug-ins, go to:

Start Page > System Administrator > System Settings > Plugin Management Dashboard and click on the install button

Select the file and click the install button

You then have to go to the previous screen and make sure that the plugin that you just installed is enabled. If you want to install using dataSense file following steps need to be performed.

  1. Download the DataSense PowerSchool plugin zip file to your local machine.
  2. Log into PowerSchool.
  3. Once in PowerSchool, navigate to the “System” area. Select “System Settings,” then “Plug inManagement.”
  4. Click “Install” and follow the installation prompts.
  5. When requested, locate your downloaded DataSense PowerSchool plugin ( For the plugin install, please make sure to install the whole .ZIP file for the plugin, not the individual XML files.
  6. Once installed, click the final checkbox to enable the program. Next, select the “DataSense Cloud Solutions,” plugin.
  7. Select “Data Provider Configuration.” Locate your Client ID and Client Secret credentials.
  8. Following the installation, please document the URL to your PowerSchool instance, the Client ID, and Client Secret and share with our team.

Once you have installed and configured a plugin, you can later update it with a newer version. Updating may be done without having to delete and reinstall the existing plugin.

How to Update a Plugin Version

  1. On the start page, choose System under Setup in the main menu. The System Administrator page appears.
  2. Under Server, click System Settings. The System Settings page appears.
  3. Click Plugin Management Configuration. The Plugin Management Dashboard page appears.
  4. Click the name of the plugin you want to update. The Setup page for the selected plugin appears.
  5. Click Update. The Plugin Update page appears.
  6. Do one of the following: Click Choose File to select a new plugin version to install OR Click Browse… to browse for a new plugin version
  7. Click Submit. Depending on the file you selected, a message may display.

Resetting PowerSchool Services From Within PowerSchool

Go to: Start Page > System Administrator > System Settings > Reset Server and select the services that you want to reset.

EduTrak is the market leader in Lunch payment software, most of the schools saves time and money using unique and advanced user friendly Lunch payment application software.  The lunch system makes your school to monitor money administration easier. You can save time spent on managing the school meal service. EduTrak, Lunch payment software is the best school payment software which is a very simple and secure way for schools to connect, transact and manage all their school payments using modern technology cloud-based solutions.

Get the service you deserve through our world-class teams. We can take the compatibility guesswork out of hardware selection by providing a high-quality system customized to your schools’ needs, soup to nuts, at an affordable price. For more details, you can visit: Or contact us: 1 -800- 365- 7270

Contact Wordware. Corporate Headquarters: Wordware, Inc. 2526 Northland Dr: Mendota Heights, MN 55120; Email: Sales Information:  call us at (800) 955-2649

Cloud-Based User-Friendly Software for your School

Educational institutes are facing big problems for accessing the data and sharing the data with parents in this pandemic of COVID 19. Schools can get rid of this issue and more using cloud-based school software. School Admins, Teachers, parents, and the students can use Cloud-based school management software in a very flexible way. School management software solves the needs of your school in a fast, effective, and efficient way. A cloud-based school management system is one that runs on cloud technology, not on the local system. Cloud-based software stores data on the cloud  which can be accessed from anywhere and at any time by the users. A cloud-based school management system is the perfect solution for school since it is a technology-driven solution to the schools and process-driven needs of a school. The cloud solution is so user-friendly that each section can be operated in easy way and can fetch your data from any location using secure options.

Edutrak provides solutions that effectively computerizes your daily school operations like Student Admissions, Student details, Tution, Attendance, Exam, Fees collections & billing, Certificate, Timetable, Tax, day care ,Accounts, Loan, scholarship, grants, Employee & Leave management, Payroll, Appraisal, Activity registration, Atheletic registration, event management, cafeteria lunch management, etc and frees you from time-consuming tedious manual work.

We bring your school a full single suite of best school software solutions including fee management, food service, tuition, activity registration, insurance, childcare and more. We have top-class school tuition software, most secure school payment software, one of the best school activity and registration software, America’s best ticketing software and app, most recommended cafeteria management software – lunch cashier system. Our software solutions for schools are Flexible, Fast, Easy, and most Secure comprehensive solutions for schools of all sizes.

Online Multi-Campus and Summarised Data online:

The schools having many campuses can be managed online and summarised data of all the campuses from a single point. It can be checked by the management if they have cloud-based School Software. Management can have various summarised data and information such as New admission student strength, Total fee collection, Overall exam results, and the MIS and EIS report by a single click.

New Updates on Cloud Solution Software:

The cloud-based school software will get updated automatically by the vendor company as per your requirement and need. School will be able to get real-time data and can share with the parents.When the software is updated, the school staff and the parents can use it with no load as the updates in the software are made much user-friendly.

Online 24/7 Data Availability and Protection:

School can access the data 24/7 from anywhere anytime, data can be exported when needed by the school. The data stored on the cloud by the cloud school software will be protected from the Ransomware/Malware.

The enhanced flexibility of the cloud software helps in improving the collaboration between teachers and parents, students and parents for better result delivery.

Online Data Reliability :

The security of the data is most important for any School and Institutions. They can rely on the EduTrak cloud-based school system with their data security. The teachers and other staff will be free from taking the backup and restoring the data our system automatically manages and records backups.. Schools can get the data at any time anywhere and can save the cost of data storage which makes system economical for your school.

Operating Cost :

In cloud-based software solutions the organization does not have to invest in the hardware, so there will not be any cost for the maintenance also. The organization can provide many more other facilities to the staff and students with minimal fee payment to software providers. At the same cost you will get maintenance as well no extra payment and staff for maintenance.

Various Integrations with Cloud-Based Solutions :

Various features of School such as Online Payment, Online Exam, Virtual Classroom can be integrated with the cloud-based school management software. The various integrations can be helpful to the students, parents, teachers, and management in realtime to provide ease and comfort.

Online Payment :

Fee collection is one of the important and most responsible task for school management.. EduTrak ePayTrak best fee collection /payment School software application for your school college or institutions. Our fee collection module is a next generation payment tool that helps numbers of schools and all of them are satisfied with edutrak’s fee collection module. It is the fastest and easiest way to collect fees, disburse expenses, and other payments. Parents can pay the fees online through various payment modes such as various payment options like credit or debit card, online ebanking, etc, So no need to worry and coming to school or going to the bank would be no more difficult for parents.

The Superior School District uses EduTrak for online payments which can be made for the Before and After School program, academic fees and co-curricular fees.You can access EduTrak using your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Easy to use instructions using EduTrak through PowerSchool can be accessed HERE.

In the news that Bearcat Diner Lunch Program had also switched the online payment processing for our lunch program from Efunds payment processing to Edutrak.So you can see school are switching on EduTrak as we are trusted among schools.

Online Exam :

School can conduct online exams using Online Exam Integration. The students can also give the exams on the off days of the school by sitting at home, which will make it easy for students and teachers too.

A cloud-based school software application will completely digitalize your school with all the features and functionalities. The school will have lots of benefits and will save lot of expenses and software application is within budget.

Edutrak Software provides the America’s best cloud-based school management system with updated features and functionalities. For more information about cloud based school management software visit us on Wordware Power school plugin also integrates with all the available SIS for best integration and utilization of available data.

Strategies to Increase Student Enrollment in your school

Best Ideas for Academies to increase the number of enrolment incoming academic year. Saving Time, Personnel, and Resources using Online School Software by Edutrak who understands what and when you need it.

The condition of Academies and training institutes this year is totally changed. Many Schools were able to go more powerful as a good number of working professionals enrolled for upskilling and reskilling programs during the COVID-19 lockdown. But many academies –  small institutes , including dance studios, martial arts academies, and language schools, activity schools, Athletic Academy – lost several of their students and had to suspend their operations. Even, they are still figuring out how to restart their institute, school or academy.

The admission process is very important for the educational institutions as students are critical for any school, college, or an educational institute;it is very essential to have a smooth, quick, and hassle-free admission process in your school, college or institute.  The admission process has become very competitive and complicated because the number of educational institutes available and the variety of courses available.

However, technology has given us the school management software that makes things easy, quick, and hassle-free.  The school management system has been designed to efficiently and excellently take care of all the managerial and administrative tasks, including the admission process.

This year academies and training schools are feeling hard in maintaining the student strength. But, if these institutions follow some advanced strategies, they could increase their student enrollment owing to the recent demand.

The current situation has made it domineering for all types of educational institutions to have the option of leading online lectures. But just offering online classes is not only solution that makes you more enrollment. There are many other things that academies – be it a sporting academy, a language school, a skill training center, or a career academy – should get it proper to increase student strength.

Here we are writing five strategies to increase student enrollment at School, academies and training institutes.

Faithful students to talk about your institute/Academy/Schools online

Most effective and organic ways of marketing your academy is making your Faithful students – both present and Alumni – talk positively about your institute/Academy/Schools online. This will increase the demand for your schools programs and eventually the student enrolment in mass numbers. Mouth publicity is the best and ultimate publicity to get more and more students towards you. So you need to provide all platform to students to write down testimonials, positive reviews about your institute / Academy / Schools. You should ensure platform to be easy for students to write/ shoot video of their testimonials. You should encourage your students to write good reviews on Google, facebook and other relevant social media platforms.

Do not underestimate lead nurturing

According to studies, on average you have  to put five efforts to make someone aware about you. But in several cases, it could need several more engagements with the leads. You need to constantly engage with a large number of potential leads, though to convert them as a potential student.. This is where an efficient customer relationship management (CRM) software would come in handy. Using CRM you can automate the engagement process and start and do an email campaign successfully.

Focus on a data-driven methodology to increase enrolment

Data has become very important part in our day to day life. All of the decisions are based on data analysis. To run a successful academy too – and to increase the student enrolment– data could play a deciding role. From recognizing the potential leads to considerate them better by studying their online patterns, everything is possible through data. CRM is an effective tool. Owning a good CRM software will help schools to identify right kind of students they are looking for and could help develop a good strategy to make them understand the benefits of enrolling in their academy.

Focus on Combined learning model

It is very important to provide online and offline classes, you need to teach basic foundation and subjective use online medium and where you need to give some physical training use offline medium to make your students success.  You can make a program or class more attractive and the course would become more flexible using the mixed nidel. Proposing online classes just for the sake of it though could be counterproductive. But if an academy could opt for a good learning management system (LMS), it could make its online classes as communicating and good experience as a traditional classroom.

Make your programs flexible

Offering programs/ courses at your institutions that are flexible and tailored could help in making a possible lead choose you over your competitors. People prefer customized and personalized things these days and if institutions are offering programs that suits student they will surely adopt it.  So, institutions could do several outreach programs and social media campaigns about how flexible their courses are. This could even turn a not interested student to a enrolled student.

Make your presence wide Online

Every Educational businesses opting for digital marketing path to reach their target audience and  to focus on more enrolment to be  success and profitability. An honest balance of the offline traditional marketing and online presence is the rule for sure success. A good digital marketing agency can help you plan and implement your digital marketing campaigns properly to achieve your target. Need a few more tips to contact us at EduTrak Software. But growing your presence online is not an easy task. If you want your school to be on top on search engines google, yahoo,bing etc. you need to be familiar with the multiple digital marketing strategies and how to apply them for your profits. To help you strategize and implement the different digital marketing creativities, there are various digital marketing strategies, software and applications available in the digital market. We EduTrak also provide a bundle of software for school institutions colleges and universities for tuition management, school fee payment and collection, athletic and activity registration. We can fulfil all your software and digital presence related services.

Make the application process a hassle-free affair for students

This is the direct step towards growing the enrolment. By making the application and admission process very simple and direct, institutions can make sure that the leads do not get troubled by a rather exhaustive or a difficult process. Schools should also make it a one-time data entry process for the students which they can use from inquiry till enrollment. This would make the admission process a pleasant experience for students. 

Facing difficulty in School fee payment collection and looking for School payment / fee collection software?

EduTrak ePayTrak one of the best software fee collection /payment application for your school college or institutions.

Secure your network, be efficient and confident and improve your bottom line. Our one of the specialist software for fee payment, make easy for students and families to pay for all school fees, activities, services and products online. Our moto is every fee on every campus, to be collected hassle free at the end of account department and same for payee.

EduTrak payment processing software for schools brings you a state-of-the school fee payment system that is fully integrated with PowerSchool! Parents can check tuition balance and past and future payments from same login for grades and other key student information. Our advanced billing and contract management features are the unique way to manage your school’s tuition payments. Administrators, Account, staff, and parents have access to the information they need.

EduTrak Software Solution is a subsidiary of Company Advanced Payment Technologies. We have most experienced team which have more than a decade of expertise to development and delivery of ecommerce, school related application, SIS, and payment software solutions. Our technology solutions (payment software solutions) are hard at work powering improved operational efficiency, enhanced administrative productivity and upgraded convenience at more than dozens of schools and service institutions across North America. We have offices in Wayzata, Minnesota and Boulder, Colorado United States of America. 

Payment processing for education ePayTrak payment software provides Every Payment Option for Today’s  Modern Schools in Technology era-
We have online payment solutions for school activities like Athletics and activities including custom forms tied to the payment. EduTrak eases headache for schools administration for Payment processing for schools, institutions, organizations of any size and located anywhere. We have most powerful and secured, trusted software solutions in the industry. We have integrated School fines and fees with many SIS systems across United states. Software have option for complete spirit wear sales and inventory tracking. Cafeteria applications also provide Food service and collect lunch payments in a standard manner. Organizers can use our Ticketing application for reserved seat and GA ticketing with box office and door scanning with advanced payment collection. It has option for Affordable fundraising.  School payment solution easily enables recurring billing for school age child care, insurance, trips, and more. Payment collection software enables product templates for parking permits, field trips and more. One of the best Online payment solutions for schools is made by EduTrak Software for school payment processing and child care payment. EduTrak online school payment system collects school fee online and keep record of deposits and due fee.

School payment solutions / school fee collection software ePayTrak Features for School Administrators – We are listing few of the features of school tuition payment systems of ePayTrak features for school administrators:

Using School fee software schools can create Custom online catalogue, create a listing of classes, services and products using various form available in the software solution.

Online payment collection software allows schools administration for recurring billing schedule and generates recurring transactions based on selected data. Admin can decide for charging the same amount for every period or change the recurring amount for a selected period. EduTrak credit card software solutions allows for credit card processing for schools so that parents / guardian / customers pays organizations easily at any time.

Fee collection software enables multiple accounting attributes, Each class, fee, product, or service can be associated with multiple attributes such as account, department or budget code for tracking and reporting functionality.

  • Security in your hand configurable security levels Gives school administrators a wide variety of security access and control
  • Self-Branding Customized look and branding of public site –Allows you to use your school logo, colors, slogan and much more to create the look and feel that’s right for you!
  • Multiple Summary reports-  Select by individual card number, department, account code, User ID, student ID, transaction, or much more

 Student payment software ePayTrak Features for Families and Student

After Integrating online payments for schools families and students benefited with ePayTrak which provides flexibility and ease of use, some of the listed features are shown below-

  • Setting up individual payment account – Users can set up their own accounts to make payments, pull payment reports, review scheduled transactions, and more!
  • Software could be Integrated with many SIS systems – including single sign-on with those SIS systems that support it
  • Software system records Transaction history – Users can easily browse past transactions with a simple click of the mouse
  • Guest access  browse the school’s offerings – Users can bypass the login process and browse through the site, selecting classes, services, or products to place in their shopping cart. They need to log in, or register for a new account before final purchase.

ePayTrak  School fee payment / school fee collection – Features for All Users

School payment software for Schools – administrators and family/student users will benefit from the following features:

  • Customize e-mail templates and receipts
  • Customizable administrative security levels
  • Best In class encryption
  • Customized reports and e-confirmations
  • Easy import/export capability
  • Direct integration with many SIS systems

Edutrak is known for its secured platform for School Fee Collection. Our platform uses the most powerful security and encryption tools available in the industry. Edutrak is secured for your school and fees management. You can make transactions without any worry. Our  automatic payments are much safer than writing a check.  Right from maintaining student record, fee calculation, auto-generated receipts, SMS/email reminders to secured transactions, an online fee management system can prove to be a game-changer for your School / Institute / Organization. EduTrak School Payment software is one of the leading fee management software with the lowest transaction rate that can automate the fee payment and collection procedure and save staff members time and efforts.

Let us show you how we can help your team streamline internal processes, improve communication and collaborate better so you can focus on what you do best. Schools that uses our online fee payment module, are loving it and enjoying having everything at their fingertips and their fee management becomes easier. Our fee collection software is a complete, affordable, user-friendly software solution that is specially designed to make your task easier and stress-free. Educators looking for efficient and cost-effective software, you can opt for EduTrak complete Solution named SmartSchoolk-12 . Looking for performance, security and value?  Contact Us: 1-800-365-7270  Email: