Groupcall Emerge is an App which enables schools to have an up-to-the-minute copy of their MIS data instantly and securely available in the palm of their hand. Emerge is installed across an estate of approximately 10,000 devices in the United Kingdom.
Emerge is the solution for users to access information when and wherever it is needed i.e. in an emergency where the school system may be down or access to the school is restricted, thus ensuring staff and student safety is paramount at all times.
Emerge comprises of two elements or ‘pieces’ of software. The Emerge Device software (the App) and the Emerge Server software installed in the school or in a local authority.
- Emerge Device Software:
- This is the app that will need to be installed on each of the devices that will run Emerge. The Emerge Device Software communicates with the Emerge Server to receive and send MIS information.
- Emerge Server Software:
- The Emerge Server Software talks to your MIS system extracting student and staff information that it then 'sends' to devices running the Emerge App. The Server software is known as the 'Groupcall Management Console' (or sometimes the 'Emerge Management Console' depending on your version - they are the same thing, just labelled differently!)
- The data is sent to devices via the 'Groupcall WebService'; this WebService is used by Emerge and other Groupcall products for secure data movement.