UNIT4 Business Software, the UK division of global business software groupUNIT4, today announced that it has been selected as an approved supplier for the Crescent Purchasing Consortium’s (CPC) Corporate Software Framework. The framework will enable the Further Education (FE) and Academies sector to make savings when procuring back-office software solutions while also ensuring that they comply with EU procurement legislation.
UNIT4 is capable of delivering all five lots in the framework, the first four include: Financial Management Software, HR Management Software, Payroll Software and Learner Management Information Software; the fifth slot will enable institutions to purchase all of the above. FEs will be able to pick and choose whichever lots they need to support their individual requirements.
The Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) is owned by and run in the main on behalf of the Further Education Sector with 2305 Further Education institutions (including Academies) in its membership.
“Many of our members are looking for technology solutions to run more cost effective and efficient operations,” said Gary Sadler Senior Contracts & Procurement Officer at CPC. “We are striving to provide them with the very best value for money when it comes to procuring these solutions through the new framework agreement.”
UNIT4 Campus is the most widely used back-office business solution in UK post-16 education, in total over 300 institutions use it in the UK.
“We are delighted to work with CPC and to be selected for all five slots across the framework,” said Anwen Robinson, Managing Director of UNIT4 Business Software Ltd. “Technology is of course one of the most effectual means to address the challenges in the sector, we therefore wholeheartedly support CPC’s efforts in creating this framework.”