More SSO Options for PowerPTC

With version 1.6.3 of PowerPTC a more generic single sign-on model is supported for student information systems that do not support SAML.  With this initial release, Infinite Campus can now be used for guardian/parent account authentication. The framework is generic and support for other SIS systems may be added in the future.  If you would like to try out SSO… Read more →

Net Neutrality Matters

My name is Charles Syperski and I am the President of CWS Software.  My company provides a very inexpensive Parent-Teacher Conference scheduling system for school districts.  On December 14th 2017, the FCC will vote to end net neutrality protections.  Without net neutrality, small businesses and start-ups, like CWS Software, may not stand a chance to compete with established businesses.  As a… Read more →

PowerPTC 1.5.0 – Update Overview

We’ve recently rolled out version 1.5.0 of PowerPTC which includes the following changes:   Role-based Administrators You can now define a role for your administrative users to limit the areas they can access within the PowerPTC management interface.   Activation Code Grouping You can now easily group multiple students into a single parent activation code.  This would result in guardians… Read more →

Co-Teacher Scheduling & Variable Length Appointments

We are proud to announce that we have released PowerPTC version 1.4.0. This update includes improved support for co-teacher scheduling, plus other minor feature improvements and bug fixes. Here is a list of improvements we’ve implemented over the past year: Variable-length appointments ( #1 Requested Feature ) Co-teacher scheduling ( #2 Requested Feature ) Performance improvements (including building the master… Read more →


Setting up a send-only mail server

As a software engineer or network administrator you will likely encounter a situation where you need to setup an email server that is only intended to send email but not accept incoming mail. This is a common setup for simple web applications which need to communicate with external users.  There are two methods that I typically use in these situations,… Read more →

We’ve made uploading your SIS data easier!

The PowerPTC Student Exporter client now has the ability to take your SIS data and directly upload it to  This feature eliminates the need to manually upload your CSV files to  Starting with version 1.4.0 or higher there is a new tab titled “Remote” where you can enter a administrative username and password.  After exporting your student… Read more →

Nominate PowerPTC @ District Administration

We would like to invite PowerPTC users to nominate PowerPTC for the 2016 Top Products at District Administration (  We try to make the best products possible at an affordable price, so if you are happy with PowerPTC, we ask you to take a couple of minutes to fill out the nomination form by September 6th, 2016.  We really appreciate your support… Read more →

Try PowerPTC and we’ll pay YOU!

Would you like a free Amazon gift card? All you need to do is be one of the first 50 schools or districts to sign-up for a free trial with, the most intelligent Parent-Teacher conference scheduling solution! There is no obligation to buy and no payment information is required. The first 50 organizations that register with an email address… Read more →

Reduce Your District’s Costs with PowerPTC

Does your school or district send out parent-teacher conference information via traditional mailings? If so, you could likely use PowerPTC for less than the cost of your mailings. With PowerPTC, you can send your Parent-Teacher conference account information via Email to your parents and Guardians, potentially saving money by reducing the number of information packets you sent. This savings is… Read more →