16 January 2014

Interested in Seeing What Ensemble can do but Don't Have Lots of Time to Dedicate to a Demonstration?

Interested in seeing what Ensemble can do but don't have lots of time to dedicate to a demonstration? You can now look at the system with an online tour. Tours are easy to book and we'll schedule them at a time to suit you. All you have to do is find a spare hour, visit a website and wait for us to give you a call. Online tours are a great way to get an insight into the working of Ensemble with no strings attached. 

If you'd like to take a look at Ensemble then simply give us a call on 01395 445092 or email sales@paritor.co.uk. 

15 January 2014

How Ensemble Live is Helping Music Teachers

Teachers are central to any tuition organisation. The office rely on a flow of information from them to stay up to date with pupil progress, invoicing, attendance and other factors and the organisation rely on them to deliver engaging and high quality lessons. Ultimately making your teacher's lives easier is essential in creating a successful tuition organisation. That's where we come in.
With years of experience in the music tuition management sector we have engineered our administration system to work not only for office teams, but also for front of house users. This process has led to the development of Ensemble Live, our iPad range for teachers, parents and schools. By using Ensemble Live, teachers can access registers, timesheets and schedule information from anywhere. This means that whether they're in a lesson with pupils or at home after a long day, your teachers can update their information and sync this back to the office database with ease. If this wasn't already sounding good enough, your teachers can also use our app to make amendments to their schedules such as make-up lessons or to move pupils into lessons from a waiting list. All of this information will also be synced with the back office data. 
In using our existing experience with music services to develop Live Teacher we believe that we've created a solution which will help these organisations to operate more cohesively. Having the information they need at their fingertips will improve experience for teachers, help reduce their work and ensure that the office team are getting the information they need with minimal work and delay. Ultimately we believe that by bringing people closer to the working of your organisation, tuition providers can make their lives easier and bring the focus back to quality provision.
If you'd like to know more about the Ensemble Live range then please visit:

Alternatively, to arrange an online or face-to-face demo today then please give us a call on:
01395 445092 or email sales@paritor.co.uk.

14 January 2014

Video: How Will Cloud Computing Benefit my Organisation?


We believe that using Cloud Computing can seriously improve the way our customers operate so we've put together a short video to explain why.

For more information about the next generation of Ensemble which works using the power of cloud computing then please visit our website at http://www.paritorensemble.com/.

If you'd like to know more about what the cloud is then please take a look at our other blog on Cloud Computing Cloud Computing for Dummies, which goes over the basics.

10 January 2014


Towards the end of last year we started work on our new website. The fresh Paritor ensemble website is going to make it easier for you to access the information you need and quickly. With a clean and organised look and lots of videos we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to.

Here’s a sneak preview:

9 January 2014

What Does Cloud Computing Mean for Ensemble?

You’ve probably heard the phrase “Cloud Computing” a lot over the last year, usually coupled with the words “revolution” or “security”. But what are we all banging on about and what’s it going to mean for our customers now and in the future?

 Cloud Computing is the phrase used to describe a way of storing and accessing your data. Instead of accessing your information from your computer’s hard drive or a hard drive in your office network, using the cloud means accessing your information over the internet. Although many of us were initially sceptical, it turns out that using the Cloud is actually a much securer and more flexible way for businesses to operate. This hasn’t gone unnoticed, recent estimates suggest that the cloud computing market is on its way to generating $100 billion a year, and McKinsey & Co estimated that a whopping eighty percent of large companies surveyed in North America are either looking at, or currently using cloud services. In fact, Cloud Computing is such an expanding technology that you may already be using it. Systems like the email service Microsoft 365, Hotmail and other things such as Sales Force are all Cloud hosted solutions.

At Paritor we’re pleased to say that cloud computing is opening up a world of possibilities for our customers. Already, through tools such as Ensemble Live, we’re able to help customers change the face of their organisation and work more collaboratively with parents and teachers. Using remote access, our customers can give certain users access to the running of their organisations. For example, teachers at one of our Music Services are now completing their registers and time sheets from within a lesson using iPad technology. This opportunity is improving both teacher/parent experience and business efficiency. By using the Cloud we are being given a new way to look at managing an organisation, one in which collaboration and flexibility are key. This is a very exciting prospect for us at Paritor and one which we feel will be of benefit to our customers as we move forward together with the next generation of Ensemble.

 If you’d like to know more about the Cloud then please take a look at our other blogs:
1) http://blog.paritor.com/2013/10/cloud-computing-for-dummies.html
2) http://blog.paritor.com/2013/10/cloud-computing-and-tuition-management.html


7 January 2014

"We believe that the music services who operate well this year will be improving the way they work with those closest to them."

Up ahead of the next round of Arts Council funding cuts we know that for some Music Services, this year is make or break. With increasing pressure on services to operate with innovation and efficiency the forward thinking organisations are leading the way. We’ve been delighted to work with customers such as Tri-Borough and Newham as they move forward with hub operation. However as mentioned in the National Music Council awards, we are still a long way from realising the vision of partnership working laid out in the Henley report and the National Plan for Music Education. So how can we generate organisations with the infrastructure and operations to survive the next round of funding cuts?

We believe that the services who operate well this year will be improving the way they work with those closest to them. For us the solution lies not only in effective partnership in the traditional sense, but also effective partnerships with those who come into daily contact with your service. By facilitating teachers and parents to become more involved with the day-to-day running of your service you can improve their experience and liberate more time for you to concentrate on music provision.

That's why this year we'll be bringing you the next generation of Ensemble and transforming the way you think about managing your provision. We want to share our vision for working together, wherein organisations empower their teachers and assist their parents. Some of our customers are already wholeheartedly embracing these concepts and maximising the potential of Ensemble. These services, such as Knowsley, are future proofing their organisations and reaping the benefits. By empowering those closest to them music services can improve customer experience, affectivity and most importantly the quality of provision. We want you to do this too. Keep an eye and an ear out for Paritor in 2014 as we show you how to future proof your organisation.