BPS is now the web-based budget planning system of choice for Local Authorities wishing to provide their schools with more than the traditional Excel ‘Budget Papers’ which they now find time-consuming.
Over the last three years; finance support teams in a growing number of Local Authorities have chosen BPS as the tool they use to support their schools, both in producing budgets and 3-5 year financial forecasts. In some instances actually producing and delivering budgets on behalf of their schools for school governors to approve.
Local Authority finance teams have the flexibility to tackle the budget planning process with their schools in either a 'hands off' or 'hands on' approach.
The Client's central finance team can also offer their schools instant support over the phone; with the ability to 'log in', and view the school budget in real time.