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Software used to manage school finance

Request Description

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I request that a copy of the following information be provided to me:

1.    The software that each school in your authority use to manage school finance e.g. Capita FMS, PS Financials, etc.

2.            Do you have a licence / contractual arrangement with a finance supplier?

a.            Please provide the name of the supplier.

b.            Please provide the nature of the duration of this contract.

c.            Please provide the cost to the LA for this contract.

d.            How is the pricing structure for each school calculated?

3.            Do you provide support for this software?

a.            Is this support priced separately to the software?

b.            Can schools just purchase licences or are they included with support?

c.            How is the pricing structure calculated for each school's support?

4.            Are schools free to choose their own finance software, or is this chosen by yourselves?

5.            Does the finance system integrate with HR/Payroll services provided by the council?

a.            Please give a brief explanation of how this works.

b.            Are schools free to use another package for this integration?

6.            Please provide me with the school's pay scale for teaching and support staff (including spine points and pay grades).

Request Date27 July 2015
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27 July 2015  


Hertfordshire County Council responsibility