One Software, Two Options

We understand that all organisations are different and each has their own requirements and needs. To support this diversity, the Pulse-App software can be licensed in a number of different ways, depending on how much control and set-up you want. PulseSolo and PulseCloud are our main license models. Please read on to find out what these options mean for you and your organisation.

PulseSolo

PulseSolo gives you maximum control over all aspects of the Pulse-App software.  We supply you with the necessary back-end software services and databases and your ICT Manager with help and support as required, install them on your organisations systems.  You have total control of the software system and the databases that drive them.

This option is ideal if you want maximum control and the ability to automate the process of publishing notices.  It is also more cost effective, as you are not paying for external cloud based storage, but equally, you are responsible for maintenance and updates. Finally as all data is maintained within your organisation you are fully responsible for all Data Protection considerations. All training is offered as standard for your staff, students and if required, parents.

PulseCloud

PulseCloud allows you to take advantage of our dedicated cloud server storage.  With this option, we provide you with an individual Microsoft Azure server that we have pre-installed and configured the whole Pulse-App system on.  Our Azure servers are provided by Microsoft with the assurance that all data is maintained within the EU (a key factor in Data Protection legislation).

This option is ideal for smaller organisations who may outsource the ICT management of their internal computer systems, or those who want to get up and running quickly. This option is also very scalable as both licensing and resources can be quickly adjusted. It is also ideal for help and support, although we will never access your data unless you give us clearance in instances of problems, support and maintenance.

Pricing

PricingPulseSoloPulseCloud
Primary£3,200 + VAT per year£3,500 + VAT per year
Secondary£4,200 + VAT per year£4,500 + VAT per year
Colleges£5,200 + VAT per year£5,500 + VAT per year
Universities£6,200 + VAT per year£6,500 + VAT per year

Outside your price range?

If you think Pulse-App is too costly for your organisation, please get in touch. We genuinely value and support the hard work of teachers, schools and colleges and want to help you in your work. We are confident that Pulse-App will pay for itself in the savings that you will make both directly and indirectly. We can help direct you towards the most suitable package and in some special cases provide discount.

Features

FeaturesPulseSoloPulseCloud
App
1. Free iOS and Android App, with zero in-app advertising. ✔ . ✔
2. Unlimited number of notifications, at zero cost per notice. ✔ . ✔
3. Ability to customise App to meet your organisations branding. ✔ . ✔
4. Ability to publish useful links, including phone numbers, emails addresses, geo-location information and websites. ✔ . ✔
5. Ability to send feature-rich Notices with a variety of different content. ✔ . ✔
6. Notification Categories reduce information overload. ✔ . ✔
7. Users may set reminders to alert them of important events. ✔ . ✔
8. Automatic reward points to promote user engagement . ✔. ✔
9. Record individual timetables. ✔ . ✔
10. Engage with Parents automatically. ✔ . ✔
11. Multiple Accounts, one App. ✔ . ✔
12. Pulse Managed User Accounts. ✔ . ✔
13. Allow LDAP authentication. ✔ . ✖
Pulse Central
1. Fully functional Desktop application that can be installed on any number of computers, regardless of site license. ✔ . ✔
2. Single Desktop Application that provides access for Administrators, Managers and Staff. ✔ . ✔
3. Intuitive User Interface. ✔ . ✔
4. Publish a variety of different, feature-rich Notifications. ✔ . ✔
5. Set Reminders automatically, to alert students and parents of important events. ✔ . ✔
6. Send Notices with additional Push-Notifications. ✔ . ✔
7. Set Notices to be published in the future. ✔ . ✔
8. Allow staff to assess engagement. ✔ . ✔
9. Comprehensive System Event Logging. ✔ . ✔
10. Dedicated Notice Logging. ✔ . ✔
11. Simple to use Data Metric’s to allow complete assessment of engagement. ✔ . ✔
12. Fast and Effective Data Import Wizard. ✔ . ✔
13. Pulse Managed User accounts. ✔ . ✔
14. Allow LDAP authentication. ✔ . ✖
Back-End Services
1. Dedicated in-house, back-end services. ✔ . ✖
2. Secure, encrypted data communications. ✔. ✔
3. Notification Automation through APIscoming soon . ✖
4. MIS Integrationcoming soon . ✖
5. Complete control over back-end Databases. ✔ .
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6. Responsibility for maintaining and updating systems. ✔ . ✖
7. Automatic Licensing updates. ✔ . ✔
Data Protection Considerations
1. Data Protection/GDPR obligations. ✔ . ✔
2. Department for Education (DfE) Compliant, certification held with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – GDPR. ✔ . ✔

Terms of Purchase

Once you have agreed to sign up with us, we will send you a proforma invoice for your preferred term of contract, minimum 1 year rolling.

The terms of this agreement are as follows:

You will receive 28 days within which to cancel your order. In this time, we will arrange the documentation and links to all systems for installation. Following installation, we will arrange training with your staff, students and if required, parents and carers. You are able to pay for the contract on an annual basis if that is your preferred method. Alternatively, you can spread the cost across the total months of the contract.

An example of how this works is as follows:

Three year PulseCloud contract value for a Secondary School requiring 1,500 PulseApp user accounts; total contract value £12,600 + VAT. This is spread over the 36 months of the contract at a rate of £350 per month, with the first payment being taken via Direct Debit on day 29 after the date of the proforma invoice.

No interest is owed as this is not a credit agreement.

Cancellation after the 28th day from the date of the proforma invoice will require the whole term of contract to be paid.