de Novo and MATA to assist education reform with Odyssea cloud

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de Novo Solutions has announced a strategic partnership with Multi Academy Trust Association (MATA), a dedicated education trust leader organization, to help transform the education sector by leveraging cloud technology advancements.

The announcement comes just a few months after de Novo Solutions unveiled the launch of Odyssea for Multi Academy Trusts. A cloud-based solution for the education sector, it’s built upon Oracle Cloud and ServiceNow technologies and has been developed to deliver a pre-defined, platform of experiences and streamline and centralize the complex administrative tasks of a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT).

MATA’s focus for the 2023/2024 academic year is AI, growth, finance, fundraising, estates and people, and the partnership with de Novo Solutions looks to implement cloud technology upgrades to help them reach their goals.

Using data-driven, personalized experiences to reform methods of working, de Novo Solutions’ senior leadership plans to reform the demands that come with Multi-Academy Trusts operations.

The new, cloud-based solution has been designed to match the complex needs of a Multi-Academy Trust. Financial processes, planning and budgeting and HR and payroll admin operations will all be contained in a single platform, where tracking and managing resources will be a far simpler task. The boost in admin accessibility will make it easier to plan for the future and meet any potential changes in education regulations.

User-friendly dashboards, automated reports and forecasting tools provide insight into all business operations, enabling better informed decision-making, while also saving time and enabling smoother collaboration between different trust members.

Mark Sweeny, founder and CEO, de Novo Solutions, said: “Odyssea for Multi-Academy Trusts was developed to help solve core and recurring challenges within MATs, while bringing about positive change in people service and finance transformation to help education providers benefit from improved operational transparency, control and growth.

“Forming a new partnership with MATA not only enables us to align with an organization which shares our vision to help digitally transform the education sector but will also enable us to engage with more MATs looking to future-proof their institution, while streamlining processes and automation for increased productivity, student support and resulting growth.”

Matt McDermott, founder and chair of Advisory Board, MATA, added: “We are excited to partner for the upcoming year with de Novo, who match our passion and dedication to helping this amazing sector develop. This partnership means we can better support trust leaders with great resources and expert opinion from the helpful team at de Novo.”