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FasTrak Solutions for Secondary Schools

Manage school dinner money with cashless catering & improve meal uptake

FasTrak’s Secondary School Solution reduces administration and the management of cashless catering through fast and accurate reporting. Students can easily make payments using a smartcard, biometric identification or pin pad, with options including meal deals and grab-bags to provide more choice for students and encourage uptake of school meals.

Improve administration and the management of cashless catering

BioStore’s FasTrak Cashless Catering is becoming the standard solution for secondary schools, with its uncompromising quality and reliability.

FasTrak’s Secondary School Solution improves administration and the management of cashless catering through fast and accurate reporting. Students can easily make payments using a smartcard, biometric identification or pin pad, with options including meal deals and grab-bags to provide more choice for students and encourage uptake of school meals.

Our cashless catering solution integrates with the school’s MIS, allowing multiple applications to synchronise with FasTrak to ensure a seamless experience when using the FasTrak cashless catering system.

Quick and easy identification of students using smart cards, fingerprint biometrics or PIN-pad using the industry leading BioStore Identity Management system

Cashless Catering

Simple and attractive layout of products and menus allows fast and accurate processing of purchases, using high-quality touch screen tills including wireless, portable and hand-held devices.

Balance is displayed for students and photographic lookup is included as standard.

  • Simplified administration with reduced cash & cheque collection
  • Reduced queuing times meaning more free time for staff and students
  • Payment points using touch screen tills with keypad, card or Biometric Identification
  • Optional touch screen till for break time snacks
  • Accurate information fed down from school MIS
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Online School Meal Payments for Parents

FasTrak uses a web-based payment portal that enables parents to make secure online payments to the cashless catering system via debit/credit card or PayPoint. The use of this system reduces staff administration time and the amount of cash held in school offices. Cash Loaders and Cheque Processing are also supported.

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Free School Meal (FSM) Management

Management of Free School Meals happens automatically through information fed down from the school’s Management Information System (MIS).

Full accounting & reporting options ensure accurate and efficient reclaiming of Pupil Premiums with full audit trails.

Full product management with multi-pricing & categorisation

Warning & alert management

Purchases at the till or pre-ordering stations will show alerts and prevent purchases where specific dietary and allergy requirements are enforced. Alerts are fully supported across all products and students.

Grab-bag management

Using self-service tills, staff and students can pre-order a grab-bag of their choice, pay from their account and receive a receipt. Catering staff can prepare the bags for collection based on a simple to understand report.

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FasTrak integrates with any existing school management system

All staff and student information is automatically downloaded from the school’s MIS, including FSM entitlement and photographs, reducing the administrative burden and possibility of errors by ensuring accurate & up-to-date information is available to caterers.

  • Sync all devices with FasTrak application
  • Deliver accurate & up-to-date information
  • Full control of all meal & student data
  • Create extensive reports to monitor school meal uptake

Manage costs through accurate and extensive reporting

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Access all data recorded on product sales, system usage and student accounts with information break-down available on many categories including year, class, gender, product type and many more. Banking and reconciliations with full end-of-day reporting makes sure everything adds up at the end of each day. Catering managers can accurately see school meal uptake for better future meal planning.

Benefits:

  • Parents can see what money is spent on
  • Simplified administration, reduce cash & cheque collection
  • Reduce queuing giving more free time for staff & students
  • FasTrak is quick and simple to use
  • Parents can view purchases online
  • Reduced staff administration time
  • Fully auditable payments
  • Reliable and secure payment system
  • Funds are settled to the school’s nominated bank account
  • Provide clear, concise income reporting

Features:

  • Cashless Catering using touch screen tills, Smartcard or Biometric identification
  • Free School Meal (FSM) management
  • Simple account balance checking for students
  • Accurate & Extensive reporting to help reduce costs
  • Entry of money by cash loader, cheque and online
  • Banking & Reconciliations with full end of day reporting
  • Full MIS integration
  • Grab-bag & pre-order meal management