Group comprises six colleges with 15,500 students
Enables staff to reduce administration and spend more time on strategic tasks
Better visibility and control of finances across all campuses
Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organisations, today announced that the Warwickshire College Group is to implement Unit4 Business World Finance and Procurement to improve its service to students across six colleges.
The group will use the solutions across its six colleges to reduce administration and costs and improve visibility of information so that resources can be focused on providing its 15,500 students with a superb educational experience.
Warwickshire College Group is an entrepreneurial college with 15,500 students; its ethos, values and culture of learning are focused on business formation and growth, wealth creation and employment outcomes. Unit4 Business World, which will be implemented using Unit4’s proven industry leading Further Education (FE) Template, will give the group’s employees the control they need to understand and deploy finances aligned to these aims.
“We are pleased to be working with Unit4 on this new system, which will transform the way the college group manages its finances. As a complex organisation with multiple sites, Unit4 Business World will enable Warwickshire College Group to streamline our financial processes, making us more efficient, as well as being much more user-friendly for staff and our customers. The system also gives us the flexibility to respond to any future needs or changes,” said Roger Bevan, Group Deputy Principal – Corporate Services at Warwickshire College Group.
Employees will have access to a self-service facility for financial business processes enabling them to reduce administration and spend more time on strategic activities like teaching.
Unit4 services implementation partner Williams Woodward will implement the solution using Unit4’s FE template. With best-practice processes already inherent in the solution, this will enable the group to achieve a rapid return on investment.
“With sector funding shrinking, Warwickshire College Group realises the impact that modern financial technology can have on its future,” said Helen Sutton, Managing Director of Unit4 UK and Ireland. “Its executives place significant value in the colleges’ highly skilled staff spending more time on teaching rather than administration. They also realise that financial technology can help it make better informed decisions about ongoing investment to achieve its aims.”
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