EduPeople by Strictly Education

The changing face of MAT data: Combining HR, payroll and pensions into a single system

As MATs grow, in both success and employees, existing HR and payroll systems are under ever increasing scrutiny – are they still up to the job?

More employees means more data… and data demands! A real-time platform that updates employee information immediately has never been more important.

You need systems that are both quick and accurate:

  • Systems with a single data entry point, which translates across all other systems, are helping growing MATs save time and money.
  • They also mean no more worries about data being out of date, duplicated or inaccurate.

Academy HR, payroll and pensions

Significant changes in the education sector in recent years have seen new academies increasingly encouraged to join a MAT. Successful MATs know the advantages of combining all HR, payroll and pensions into a single system.

Single systems are often used in the corporate world but as education specialists we know schools and academies have unique demands. Our client research shows that when they use a single system, data is quicker to find, a clear overview of each employee is produced, and data provided to pension funds and clients is consistent and live.

Save time and money

Are duplicate records wasting your staff’s valuable time?

A real-time platform where a record updated on any system is updated everywhere, produces consistent data that is easy to maintain and eliminates the administrative burden of duplicate records.

Another way to save time and improve accuracy is to adopt an HR system with employee self-service. Staff can update their own details, giving managers an overview of their team’s data.

Are staff absences and low retention rates costing you money?

With an easily accessible absence-management tool you can closely monitor all employee absences in a single system. You benefit from:

  • A clear overview of all staff absences
  • Visibility of where the issues lie
  • The ability to monitor and take action to prevent them
  • Reduced staff absence and less need for expensive supply teachers.

Why EduPeople is best in class

We have invested in a new best-in-class HR and payroll system for education to give you an unrivalled overview of every employee’s data. One employee record centralises your HR, payroll and pensions data providing quick, accurate and up-to-date information – saving you time and money.

Why have we decided to switch to EduPeople?

  1. Real-time system – as soon as you update it, we can see it. So new starters now appear at the time of input (compared to a typical 2-3 weeks) and you can input information at any time. No more spreadsheets!
  2. Single source of truth – you gain an overview of the trust at MAT level rather than single school level. HR records will automatically be updated with payroll and pensions records.
  3. Innovative product to support growth – start replacing your outdated inhouse systems, keep track of your growing number of employees and be ready for your next expansion.
  4. Increased functionality and flexibility – more power and fields to input data. Employees and managers have data at their fingertips, and it is easy to view data from previous years.
  5. No penalties or fines as we complete compliance declarations with the pensions regulator.

We are confident that EduPeople is the future of HR, payroll and pensions for academy trusts and schools.

For more information, watch our short explainer video

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