Schools’ Choice Chosen as Sage for Education Partner

Submitted by Emma Squires | 30/07/2018

Schools’ Choice, part of the Vertas group, has been chosen by Sage, the global market leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, to be its largest UK partner in the launch and support of new product ‘Sage for Education’.

This new service will help schools and academies nationwide access and utilise Sage’s new software package, designed to simplify finance for schools and academies. Schools’ Choice will provide, install and deliver training for schools so that they can get the most out of Sage for Education. In addition, Schools’ Choice are ready to facilitate training sessions for CFOs, bursars and other users during the school holidays if desired.

In creating this new product, Sage has thoroughly investigated the needs of the education sector and this partnership will give schools and academies:

  • proven software and systems – Sage has a huge, well-resourced infrastructure with over 13,000 colleagues supporting millions of users across 23 countries. Schools’ Choice are experts in education finance and will provide tailored support that is respectful of your budgetary constraints
  • a user-friendly experience – many chief finance officers are already familiar with Sage’s unified user experience through using it in other business. Now, all school leaders can access this intuitive platform
  • value for money with the Cloud – this financial management solution is cloud-based and works on a subscription model which helps cashflow and means there is no need to purchase, power, and maintain expensive hardware. It also enables finance officers to work from a variety of locations
  • intelligent analytics – get departmental analysis tailored to your school. For first and primary schools, analyse by year group or key stage, and for secondary and high schools, analyse by subject or key stage. Helping schools budget and evaluate resources to make more informed purchasing and strategic decisions.

Julia Dolan, Head of Schools’ Choice said, “We are thrilled to be able to offer our clients access to Sage’s new product which has real-time reporting to empower them to make informed decisions, communicate promptly with internal and external stakeholders and maximise their precious resources.”

David Smart, Head of Sage for Education added “The way schools manage their finance is changing. Sage is dedicated to supporting the education sector and nurturing its strength not just through great technology, but with a personal touch and our customers at the heart of everything we do. It’s great to work with Schools’ Choice, a leader in education management and finances and a company that shares our passion to help the education sector save time, reduce the admin burden and increase efficiencies.”

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