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I had some good references, as IH London and Northumbria, were already using Class, also an independent consultant had advised us on the merits of Class and the Infospeed team. A demonstration of Class, in Dublin in autumn 2003 finally saw us place an order. I’ve had excellent feedback from the users, both in terms of the system and support from Infospeed.

Larry Finnegan, Managing Director – IH Dublin

Background

International House had been using their own developed system for some time but it was showing signs of needing redevelopment, but resources were either unavailable or too expensive. Infospeed (with Class) was seen as a prime candidate, not only because of recommendations from other IH users but also good feedback from other schools in Ireland.

User Feedback

Finance

“We needed an integrated system and looked at two of the options with Class, either to run it linked to Enterprise Accounts or to use the new Class Ledger. On balance we liked the imaginative way Infospeed had designed a financially balanced ledger with all the controls you would expect from an accounting system, whilst at the same time coping with all the anomalies of a language school. Receipt processing was simple, including a complete range of allocation options. Producing Agent statements in Class is not only easy but readily understood by Agents!”

Enrolments

“We are heavily into Groups and the copy options in this area made entry of Groups simple and easy. We quickly got to grips with Quick reports, enabling us to design our own reports… a real bonus!”

Marketing

“It’s early days in this area but we can clearly see as data builds that a wealth of statistical data will become available.”

Accommodation

“It works perfectly for us. Class is the only system we have used where Host Family payments were automatically calculated.”

Project Length

“We needed to get Class up and running very quickly as we wanted to start effectively from 1 January 2004. Installation was scheduled two weeks before Christmas! It was a tall order but with input from Infospeed we set out a timetable, for training and implementation.”

Implementation

Two lots of three days training saw us well on our way to knowing about agents, families, creation of master documents and price lists, followed by enrolments and reporting. Financial aspects and the academic side were covered in the second training session. Implementation went ahead at the start of 2004 as planned.

Important Class .NET Changes

Microsoft SQL Supported Versions
The latest version of Class is now compatible with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to 2016.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (and 2005 Express) are no longer supported.

Please ensure that you review the latest Release Notes before upgrading.


Upgrading to Class 8.2.0?
An update to the Class Console will be required. Please install the update using ConsoleSetup.msi found within the Upgrade Zip file.

If you do not use this updated Console, you will encounter an error when checking for updates.


Important Notice – Latest release of Class 8.2.0 (NEW!)

When upgrading to Class 8.2.0, a new SMS Account ID will be required.  Please see Release Notes & HS239 for further information.

There has been a major enhancement to the Group Master Document templates. Some of the merge fields have been updated and after the upgrade may result in some important information missing. Therefore, changes will need to be made to the templates.

Detailed information is in the Release Notice which can be downloaded from our website or obtained by emailing support@infospeed.co.uk. We strongly recommend that this is read before the upgrade is carried out.

The Infospeed Team.