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Natasha Cobby - 26 April, 2022

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Cashless catering in one place: Arbor’s integration with Civica

We know that going fully cashless is a priority for many schools, and that a cashless catering system is a core part of that transition. For any school, but particularly for Secondaries, cashless catering is an essential part of improving the student experience and becoming a modern and efficient school. We wanted to make the

We know that going fully cashless is a priority for many schools, and that a cashless catering system is a core part of that transition. For any school, but particularly for Secondaries, cashless catering is an essential part of improving the student experience and becoming a modern and efficient school.

We wanted to make the cashless catering process even better for staff, students and parents. So, we’re excited to announce our brand new integration with Civica Cashless Catering! 

Streamline your payments systems

Arbor’s integration with Civica means you’ll no longer need an additional payments system on top of your cashless catering provider. By connecting Arbor and Civica directly, we’ve removed the need to log in to multiple systems and accounts, saving you time and money. Instead, the integration means that all your payments information can be managed directly in your Arbor MIS.

Full visibility for staff and parents

It’s important for both staff and parents to be able to access payments information easily and in one central location. The integration means that meal selection and payment information automatically syncs between Arbor and Civica. This gives parents and staff full visibility over a child’s meal activity. Parents can also top up their child’s account directly in the Arbor Parent Portal or app, making the Parent Portal a single point of access for guardians for all information on their child.

Harness your data through cashless catering

Having a cashless catering system is great, but it’s even more powerful when you can combine its insights with the data already in your MIS. By using Arbor’s built-in reporting tools, you can analyse meal preferences and spending patterns, or report on the success of health initiatives in a specific group of students. By having all payments information in one place, you get a comprehensive view of parent and student spending across all school activities.

This integration is the first in our mission to improve meal payments, watch this space for more exciting collaborations.

Want to switch on the cashless catering integration?

  • The integration is included in our MIS Payments module, and is also part of our Arbor Perform package
  • If you’re already a Perform customer, read our step by step Help Centre article to switch on the integration
  • Using Arbor Core or Comms and interested in the integration? Speak to your account manager about how to access the integration
  • If you don’t yet use Arbor, we’d love to speak to you: email hello@arbor-education.com and one of our team will be in contact