Schools and universities are full of information that requires distribution among students, faculty members, and parents. Universities like St. Cloud tried to use phone calls and emails as their mode of communication, but it was ineffective and by far too inconvenient, especially for the parents. The dilemma leads to the demand for a more efficient and convenient way of communication.
itext.io upgraded St. Cloud University's existing phone lines into a new SMART network, providing them with a quicker, more convenient communication system.
itext.io ’s Enhance Messaging Platform allows St. Cloud to send quick SMS alerts for either weather reports, class cancellation, school emergencies, sudden change of schedule and many more, informing parents and students immediately via SMS.
Studies show that 76% of millennials would rather lose calling capability than texting because it is “more convenient” for their lifestyle.
The new SMART phone lines allow universities to send instant invitations to staff or parent-teacher meetings, serving as a friendly reminder for busy parents who are required to attend the meeting.
Over 90% of all text messages are read in under 3 minutes and an average on of less than 5 seconds.
A proper functioning school requires a well-connected staff. St. Cloud’s advance SMART numbers allow them to send text messages of upcoming events & activities to teachers and staffs instantly. Building a trustworthy relationship with each other and keeping the spirit of learning alive.
About 72% of professionals prefer text messages over messaging apps.
A lot of unexpected things can happen in universities. It’s either a student got sick, caught breaking the rules, or any situation that requires their parent's attention. Phone calls can take time and sometimes parents are unavailable to answer them. St. Cloud’s new upgraded phone lines allow them to send urgent SMS for any accidents, providing a secured peace of mind for the parents.
About 77% of students say they prefer to receive relevant information from colleges via text message.
Universities that are using itext.io’s service have improved their student’s academic performance by sending critical reminders for exams and quizzes, allowing their students to be fully aware and prepared for each examination.
About 84% of students reported that they found text reminders useful in helping them get everything done for college.
St. Cloud University gain an increased number of enrollments by utilizing itext.io’s Enterprise Enhanced Messaging Platform, sending SMS about schedules for enrollment and application deadlines to prospecting students and parents.
About 30.8% of prospective students who opt-in to receive text updates applied, versus 10.9% of all prospective students.
Education is the foundation of success, and it requires excelling communication to enhance the learning experience. With itext.io's intelligent Enterprise Enhanced Messaging Platform, St. Cloud provided the most connected and compelling learning environment for all their students and staff with their new SMART phone line.
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