International Schools Choose finalsite
At finalsite, we understand the unique characteristics and challenges of international education.
finalsite now provides services for over 70 international schools and organizations in 45 countries across the globe. On the finalsite team, there are people with many years of experience working in communications and information technology positions within international schools. This first-hand experience gives us valuable insight and understanding of the role of web-based communications in international and expatriate communities.
We understand that standards around the world are different. Our software adapts to different standards and helps schools around the globe effectively manage their web communications.
finalsite is now the leading supplier of web software solutions to the international school community and works with schools throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. finalsite also partners with associations such as the Council of International Schools, the European Council of International Schools, the Alliance for International Education, and the International Boys’ Schools Coalition.
International Tools and Staff
Yours is a diverse community; your website should truly connect to those in your community. finalsite understands the multilingual school and all finalsite solutions are thoroughly “internationalized” - for currencies, date & time formatting, page translations and more. Support and sales staff stretch around the world and offer assistance in multiple time zones and languages. Many staff members have direct experience working in international schools. Don’t settle when you can have a truly vibrant website that reflects who you really are.
finalsite is excited to announce its recent partnership with Akamai, a world leader in content delivery network (CDN) services. Look for faster loading of many aspects of your website. Speed of your website is very important to website viewer retention and our goal is to hit the ball out of the park on this topic. We continue to add additional content to the Akamai CDN offering even speedier access for your constituents.
Faster content, longer site browsing, greater returns for your school…another reason to choose finalsite.
Each year, finalsite offers an international professional development event, often in conjunction with the ECIS Administrators Conference. During these meetings, international educators network with colleagues from across the region, learn the latest web strategies and trends from finalsite staff, and discover best practices shared by leading international schools. In addition, finalsite offers ongoing marketing and training webinars, often spotlighting schools from the international community. And, all this is in addition to finalsite’s extensive Knowledge Base filled with print and video tutorials and question and answers on a wide variety of software topics.
finalsite gives administrators 100% control of their site, from uploading photos to the home page to editing page layouts and design and much more. We give you the keys to the car, saving you money in the long term and allowing you to update your site as news and needs change. Plus, fsCMS is easy-to-use, with an interface as simple as Microsoft Word, so faculty and staff can easily upload content, with granular editing rights to control who can do what on the site.
Mobile technology is here and finalsite is ready. Each finalsite school has the option of creating a mobile site designed optimally for smartphones and other mobile devices. Athletics, News, Calendar…those “got-to-know-now” items are now at constituents’ fingertips. Editing your site from any iOS device and updating athletic scores from an iPhone, iPad, or Android makes keeping your site current a snap. Finally, the fsApp for iPhone offers your school the opportunity to provide even more content to your community simply and elegantly.
You select the Best-of-Breed solutions for your school. Why compromise? finalsite continually builds and seeks integrations with the software vendors you already use including industry-leading student information systems and much more. See our Marketplace for a current listing of integrations but know that we are always seeking new partnerships. Don’t see a software solution listed? Just ask!
Social Media Integration
Your community is engaged in social media; finalsite understands that and offers expertise and tools to keep users continually connected to your school site as well. These include fsSocial (our private social networking tool), internal mash-up pages, help with integrating blogs and news feeds with Twitter and Facebook, and one-on-one brainstorming on the most effective social media strategy for your school.
Contact us today for a demo or quote and learn how finalsite can make a difference for your school.