Software Services

Cole has strategic alliances with the major software houses and because of our extensive experience with school systems we have fixed the unfixable. Now that’s a School Expert!

Schools can select from a number of software vendors whose products are school specific and provide modules that meet all of the requirements of operating a school from a Finance, Payroll, Students and Families to Curriculum.

With over 2,700 non-Government schools throughout Australia as references, it can be reasonably easy to select a software solution that best fits your schools requirements.

With a range of stakeholders, including significant external stakeholders, the key is to ensure your school selects school specific software.

Schools are required to manage and report on a range of data. Student Information is critical for both the student’s welfare and the student’s education progress whilst the Families information is important for contact details in case of student illness to the payment of families fees.

Cole’s position is clear; on the basis that the school has selected school specific software, Cole will not enter into any discussion recommending any School change its software. Cole’s role is to ensure the School achieves the best use of the software they have invested in, to improve processes and efficiencies, extract the required data accurately and to have the software work across all modules to the limits of the software’s capacity.

As with any organisation extractable and reportable accurate data is a priority requirement. With differing levels of implementation, changes of staff and general commitment to change, schools can require assistance to gain the most out of their software.

Cole can audit the software to review the software in relation to efficiency of processes in addition to customising and documenting the key financial processes to meet the schools specific operational needs.

The benefits of engaging Cole are:

  • Key processes and procedures will be fully documented
  • A simplified financial process is likely in order that transactions are accurately processed, they can be easily audited and provide the information required
  • The required information is at hand and presented in readable reports
  • Cole works with a range of schools and this experience allows us to identify and implement best practice