Capita SIMS will be launching their completely new SIMS Finance solution at Bett 2018 (stand B190), a powerful tool that will allow academy and trust finance leaders to play an integral role in school improvement.
Using their knowledge gained from helping thousands of schools manage their pupil data, Capita has turned their expertise to empowering the finance department. With SIMS Finance, better evidence-based decisions can be made based on precise, up-to the minute financial information about a year group, department, faculty, individual academy or trust.
Graham Cooper, head of education at Capita SIMS, said: “As well as using technology to drive efficiency, transparency and accuracy, it’s more important than ever that school finance leaders are able to support school development and improvement plans. SIMS Finance gives finance leaders the information they need to play their part in making good decisions for pupils, which in turn, play a part in improving outcomes and raising standards.”
Real-time academy financial information is displayed in a way that ensures trends, patterns and answers that may be hidden in data are easy to spot and understand. Engaging, interactive three-dimensional dashboards allow data to be reviewed so that finance managers can drill down from trust level, to school, faculty and department spending records in a couple of clicks, empowering them to identify any issues or opportunities for savings and improvements at a glance.
SIMS Finance allows school finance leaders to distribute financial transparency and accountability across the school. Data is presented in a way that is relevant to the user, so a head of department can view their own spend against their department’s budget, while information relating to the whole academy or trust is only available to the most senior staff with the relevant clearance.
Uniquely, SIMS Finance integrates fully with SIMS so that information relating to teachers’ payment rates and terms can automatically be accounted for in any budgets, saving time and removing the need to maintain records of staff salaries in multiple systems.
SIMS Finance is designed from the outset for deployment in the cloud, offering schools the ability to access the system from any device anywhere, with automatic data back-ups and upgrades. In addition, using the cloud removes the need for onsite servers and maintenance, saving time and money.
More information is available here: www.capita-sims.co.uk/SIMSFinance
Louise Everett, Catherine Lane PR
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