TechnologyOne breaks into school sectors and signs $15 million deal with Catholic Education Victoria

TechnologyOne (ASX: TNE) has signed a $15 million state-wide deal with the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) to deliver enterprise software to 486 schools. This will provide system-wide technologies to optimise school administration and build on the Catholic tradition of working together to improve all schools by facilitating collaboration and pooling of resources and strategies to improve student learning across Victorian Catholic education.

After a rigorous tender process and global search for software providers, the CECV chose TechnologyOne and Synergetic school management. 

The two providers will together create a new integrated school administration package called eAdmin for the Integrated Catholic Online Network (ICON). 

TechnologyOne will provide enterprise systems such as finance, payroll, human resource management, supply chain, budgeting and business intelligence, to enable the CECV and its schools to create budgets and forecasts, and allow authorised staff to produce customised reports. 

TechnologyOne Executive Chairman Adrian Di Marco said that more than half of Australia’s Universities and TAFEs rely on TechnologyOne’s integrated enterprise solution.

“TechnologyOne has 25 years of experience of delivering proven software solutions for Universities and TAFEs and were able to demonstrate how we could easily adapt our knowledge, skills and software to the entire education sector,” Mr Di Marco said. 

“Winning the CECV deal over international competitors demonstrates our ability to deliver smart solutions, while providing proven functionality and innovative customisation, making life simple for our customers.”

CECV Executive Director, Stephen Elder, said the commission initially went to market for a single software provider, but decided a partnership between TechnologyOne and Synergetic offered the most effective solution.

“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,” Mr Elder said. “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”.

“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”. 

“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,” he concluded.