July 2023 Product Spotlight

Make the upcoming school year a breeze with enhanced billing reports and brightwheel academy 🙌

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Written by Anya Carion
Updated over a week ago

July is here and many centers are getting ready to welcome families back to their programs. This month, we’re excited to share top tips to make preparing for the upcoming school year easy and stress-free, including enhanced billing reports, viewing the brightwheel app in Spanish, and getting your staff certified in using brightwheel.

Looking at historical billing data can be helpful to ensure the future financial health of your program. Brightwheel’s revenue data in the report builder can help you answer questions like:

  • How much tuition was paid?

  • How much tuition did I bill families for?

  • How much in credits did I give out?

  • How much did agency vs private payers pay?

  • And so much more!

To start running custom reports with revenue data, check out this Help Center article.

New: Guardians can now view the brightwheel app and Help Center in Spanish.

Help Spanish-speaking families stay connected to their child’s education and build a more inclusive environment for Spanish-speaking families with brightwheel’s translated mobile and web app experience.

Student contacts don’t need to update any settings to view brightwheel in Spanish—if the locale of the device is Spanish, this will automatically be detected and displayed in the account on the web and app in this language as well.

Whether you’re looking for a quick refresher on brightwheel best practices or are just getting started, brightwheel Academy can help you get the most out of brightwheel. These courses are available to any brightwheel premium user with an administrator, manager, or teacher role. It is also available to guardians whose programs are using brightwheel. Get started today!

💡Tip: Complete the courses to get a certificate and track your skill progression using brightwheel.

📱Calendar Improvements. Guardians can now see calendars on both the web and mobile app, making it even easier to stay connected to your program. And in the coming weeks, you’ll be able to add all-day events to your calendar.

📺 Brightwheel Bootcamp. Join us on 8/10 for a free training on how to build trust with families, simplify check-in and attendance, and improve your billing and admissions processes with brightwheel. Sign up here.

📔 *Coming Soon!* Fillable PDF edocuments in brightwheel. In the coming months, families will be able to fill out PDFs directly in brightwheel!

If you collaborate with other administrators at your program, share this article with them so they don’t miss these updates and tips!

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