Have you joined the #SBM Twitter revolution?
Author: Beth Clark
It may have been the case a couple of decades…
Established in 2004 by directors Steve Cowley, Chris Green and Jim Hartley, Orovia has quickly become a market leader in education finance software. We now support over 4000 schools, academies and MATs.
From the beginning we've listened to our customers and have taken on-board their feedback. This feedback shapes our software, training and support, guaranteeing that we provide a service which is intrinsically linked to the highly specific needs of our customers.
It doesn't stop there though; we hold annual user group sessions for customers, ensuring that they can meet us face to face, give suggestions and receive personalised advice and top-up training, as well as getting a preview of the newest versions of our software. If you would like to be part of one of these meetings, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We may be experts, but we’re friendly ones at that; we haven’t got our fantastic reputation by being all straight faces and stiff collars. Why not give us a call and find out what sets us apart?
With over 10 years in the industry, we know education. Our budget planning, payroll and HR products are designed with education in mind.
Sure, we’re a growing business, but we’ll never lose our human touch. We build great relationships with our customers and keep in contact on a regular basis.
Our software is designed in-house by our own team of experts. We keep a close eye on every stage of development and ensure we always listen to and apply customer feedback to the process.
“Sara from the support team went above and beyond whilst helping me to update our current budget and create a budget forecast for a recent governors’ meeting. Her patience and help were invaluable whilst she guided me through various areas of the software until I was confident with the information needed for the meeting. It’s always good to have support just a phone call away- Sara would also call at agreed, convenient times, meaning that I could get the help I needed, when I needed it. Really fantastic levels of support from Orovia.”
Donna Parker, School Manager, St Thomas More Academy
Having used a competitor budget planning software for a number of years I was somewhat sceptical about using a more inexpensive package and what it might offer. I am delighted to say that I have had all of my fears put to rest. I find the software extremely easy to navigate around and use friendly. The help desk staff are amazing – nothing is too much trouble and their patience when dealing with newbies to the system is second to none. The software links very well with PSF and enables me to generate excellent user friendly reports on actual expenditure. I would have no hesitation to recommend this software to anybody looking for an intuitive user friendly budget planning software.
Mrs Marie Shiels, School Business Manager, The McAuley Catholic High School
I look at this as a partnership. I genuinely feel that if I phone up with a problem, there’s someone on the end of the phone who wants to make that issue go away for me. I feel that the team take my problem personally and seriously and I know they’ll sort it. That’s always a great thing.
John Banbrook, Farringdon Academy Trust