Catholic schools embrace admin software

TechnologyOne, Synergetic selected in $15 million deal
Catholic schools embrace admin software

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) has chosen TechnologyOne and Synergetic to provide enterprise software to 486 schools across Victoria in a $15 million deal.

The CECV said it wants to use the school administration software to facilitate collaboration and pooling of resources and strategies to improve student learning across Victorian Catholic education.

“The CECV supports more than 200,000 students and 18,000 staff. To capture the large amount of data and build a comprehensive picture of the system, we needed far more control over the software system,” said CECV executive director Stephen Elder.

TechnologyOne and Synergetic were chosen after an international tender process. The companies will work together on an integrated school administration package called eAdmin for the Integrated Catholic Online Network.

TechnologyOne will provide enterprise systems including finance, payroll, human resource management, supply chain, budgeting and business intelligence.

“Using the TechnologyOne modules will improve data management, budgeting and planning, allowing staff to undertake better reporting in line with government requirements and funding regulations,” said Elder.

Elder said the commission initially went to market for a single software provider but was soon convinced two was better than one.

“Choosing to go with both TechnologyOne and Synergetic means we can have the best of both worlds in terms of financial management and school systems,” he said.

“The integrated solution will also enhance student learning, help develop more efficient school administration processes and support staff across Victoria Catholic schools to provide the best possible learning environment for our students.”

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