13 December 2013

Christmas Opening

Just before we all head home there's time for a bit of Christmas Housekeeping. 

We will be closing for Christmas on Tuesday the 24th to return in 2014 on Thursday the 2nd. Support tickets raised during this time will not be responded to until we're back in on the second. 

We would like to thank everyone for a fantastic year and wish you a very 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Happy Support Ticket Post

It seems that despite our campaign (#SantasRudolph) festive cheer has been effecting our customers... 

We are always delighted to receive positive comments though our support ticketing system and this month has been no different. 

Take a look at this dancing man on one of our support tickets this month!

Also- we love being called Paritor-istas. Keep them coming folks. 

Do you use Windows XP and Office 2003? Important Information

As of April 2014 Microsoft will cease to provide any support for Windows XP and Office 2003.

So what does this mean if you currently use this software?

System failure
As the hardware ages and support comes to an end for XP it is likely that there will be an increased chance of system failure. This potential downtime could have a serious impact on your business.

Problems installing new software
If you need to install new packages onto your computer it is likely that they may not run on XP. For example Office 2013 already isn't compatible with Windows XP. This will most likely cause you to run into time-consuming problems in the long term.

Without Windows security updates your computer will become more at risk of viruses, spyware and other malicious software. This has implications for the security of your data and the running of your business. Although you may have anti-virus software, there is a chance that this will not fully protect you when Windows XP becomes unsupported.

When WindowsXP becomes aged many support agencies will no longer be able to assist you in the same way when you run into difficulties. This, again, will effect the running of your business.

How can Texting Help my Organisation?

At Paritor, we're firm believers in the power of texting. It's great for keeping everyone informed and up-to-date with the latest information. It's also a fantastic tool for chasing debtors, marketing your organisation and helping to manage staff.
Interested in the power of SMS but not sure how it could work at your organisation?

Take a look at our short video by clicking the image below.

Text messaging at your school

Ensemble Manual Video Series

To make life easier for our customers in 2014 we'll be improving the way you access help with Ensemble. To achieve this, the team are developing a range of how-to videos which will accompany the manual. The video series will feature a range of short clips covering everything from navigating around the system to raising parental invoices.

So keep an eye out and we'll keep you posted.

The Paritor Team

12 December 2013

#SantasRudolph detective game

The team at Paritor have got a serious message to spread this December.

Most of you know what we're up to with our campaign #SantasRudolph. In fact, hundreds of you have been watching our video too:


Some of our campaigners however, prefer a more hands on approach! So we've been very busy here at Paritor HQ preparing our next instalment in the #santasrudolph series.

Get your detective coats on and join in with our interactive game here:


3 December 2013

A Serious Christmas Message from Paritor

This December we won't be sending you details of special offers to fill you with Christmas cheer. In fact, we won't even be wishing you a Merry Christmas because frankly, there are more serious things going on. This festive season we'll be asking you to join us in our campaign.

Against the
Trend of


This has gone on for far too long and it has to stop. If you wan't a more focused work force and a more serious Saturday Christmas shopping experience then help us with our campaign mission.

Here's how you can get involved:

1) Visit YouTube, watch the campaign video and spread the word
2) Tweet #santasrudolph
3) Ban all festive cheer and woven warmers