TechnologyOne, in partnership with Synergetic, has won a $15 million contract to jointly develop an integrated school administration package with and for the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV).
TechnologyOne and Synergetic were selected following a tender process and after a global search for software providers.
According to CECV executive director, Stephen Elder, the commission initially went to market for a single software provider, but opted for the duo as they offered a greater value proposition.
"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," 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."
The solution, named eAdmin, intends to pool resources and strategies by providing enterprise systems including finance, payroll, human resource management, supply chain, budgeting, and business intelligence.
"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," Elder said.
The implementation commence around November last year. TechnologyOne expects the deployment - which will span across CECV's network of 486 schools - to take two to three years.