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Managing your School Finances should be easy

Facilitating your School Finances should be easy

At XfE, we believe that our cloud based offering is the ultimate financial companion for schools. Accounting for schools should be stress free.

“Moving to XfE is going to save the school money as it is much more cost-effective option compared to many of the other education finance systems available.”
I have found the relationship to be very positive and supportive from the first conversation with Sam through to the implementation and training.
“Moving to XfE is going to save the school money as it is much more cost-effective option compared to many of the other education finance systems available.”
I have found the relationship to be very positive and supportive from the first conversation with Sam through to the implementation and training.
Thank you so much for the initial training session yesterday Evan – I caught up with some of the attendees today and they were all very complimentary of you and your approach.
Having worked with TW and their Academy software, it’s clear they have consulted with business managers and head teachers when developing Xero for academies.
I have found the relationship to be very positive and supportive from the first conversation with Sam through to the implementation and training.
I have found the relationship to be very positive and supportive from the first conversation with Sam through to the implementation and training.

Managing your School Finances should be easy

At XfE, we believe that our offering is the ultimate financial companion for schools. Accounting software for schools should be stress free.

What we do

Our Services

We offer consultation, support and migration to help schools manage their finances. Our expertise and software allows schools to unlock their full potential to manage their finances efficiently.

Consultation

We’re all about streamlining processes. Our team will talk to you to discuss how to run your finances more efficiently through automation, giving you the time to focus on what’s important at your school.

As well our XfE software we also can also help you identify the right apps to assist the efficient running of your school. We believe in a collaborative relationship...It’s the way it should be!

Migration

We’ll help you migrate from your current system, guiding you every step of the way. You will be setup in no time at all!

Support

We are always here to help. Once onboarded, we'll guide you on every step of your journey to ensure you're fully supported using XfE.

Our Support

Always here to facilitate

We are committed to provide exceptional support to ensure a seamless experience with schools using XfE. We offer the same high level of support to all schools.

Training sessions

We do not set a fixed number of training sessions; we will always make sure you are happy using XfE and will always tailor the training to you and your team.

Catch up meeting

After you have been using XfE for a few months we will arrange a catch-up meeting to go over any content you need a refresher on. These sessions ensure that you are maximizing the efficiencies a new system should bring.

Support

Support is available through our ticketing system. This support is delivered via a callback, email, meeting or video depending on your query. Average resolution time is under two hours. Support is always available within normal office hours.

Future Proofing

We are all about building relationships and can offer regular check in meetings to assist with your technology journey.

Our Pricing

Fair service for schools of all sizes

We offer a subscription based on the number of schools in your trust which includes our excellent support package. We understand the challenges schools are facing financially and offer a competitive and cost effective solution.

Migrating to XfE

This will be discussed as part of discovery as outlined in our process page and will be detailed in your proposal.

Support pricing

Our support is included within the subscription. We want you to feel that you can reach out to support whenever you need to.

Our software

We use our own XfE app along with leading apps to create the perfect solution to help you manage your finances.

Trust is key

We've been here for a while...

150+

Trusts

500+

Schools

99.8% Retention Rate

Our clients love us so much that over 99% of them never leave.

Moving our MAC finances across to XfE has been instrumental in enabling us to gain clear, concise accessibility and sight of all the finances across the trust in a matter of minutes instead of days, and all in one place. Our historical MAC data was also transferred into XfE so we have complete financial history from day 1 to view and report on. The in-built functionality means I can view and produce real-time reports in both written and pictorial formats, to quickly capture benchmarks and trend information.
A requisition system with sign-off parameters that synchronises with our scheme of delegation has reduced time and paper and are supported with a clear audit trail. Both financial and non-financial detailed data such as income, expenditure, creditors and debtors as well as staff and pupil ratios can be viewed, providing the Senior Management team with greater insight and decision-making capabilities. I would recommend XfE for its ease of use and cost and time-saving benefits and combined with the collaborative expert support from the team at Thorne Widgery has given us peace of mind.

XfE Client

Business Director & Company Secretary

As the Head I need quality information to make informed decisions – if I am the ‘pilot’ then Xero is my financial ‘cockpit,’ from where I control the school’s operations.

CFO

Moving our MAC finances across to XfE has been instrumental in enabling us to gain clear, concise accessibility and sight of all the finances across the trust in a matter of minutes instead of days, and all in one place. Our historical MAC data was also transferred into XfE so we have complete financial history from day 1 to view and report on. The in-built functionality means I can view and produce real-time reports in both written and pictorial formats, to quickly capture benchmarks and trend information.
A requisition system with sign-off parameters that synchronises with our scheme of delegation has reduced time and paper and are supported with a clear audit trail. Both financial and non-financial detailed data such as income, expenditure, creditors and debtors as well as staff and pupil ratios can be viewed, providing the Senior Management team with greater insight and decision-making capabilities. I would recommend XfE for its ease of use and cost and time-saving benefits and combined with the collaborative expert support from the team at Thorne Widgery has given us peace of mind.

CFO

XfE Client

We were really pleased with the installation – I was able to start working through a backlog of purchase orders the same day that it was installed. Everything was done behind the scenes and last year’s information was imported onto Xero so I could access the previous year’s records easily… I’d give the installation 10 out of 10.

Jayne Kaye

School Business Manager The Cambridge Park Academy, Grimsby

I just wanted to express my delight and joy at being audited and being able to use Xero to evidence areas! It is blooming amazing!

CFO

10 school trust

Working with the team has felt more like a partnership rather than a traditional customer/client relationship which has been refreshing and I look forward to continue working with you for many years to come! I would also add that moving to XfE is going to save the school money as it is much more cost-effective option compared to many of the other education finance systems available. Velda Houlden

Velda Houlden

Bursar for Branston Junior Academy

I need quality information to make informed decisions – if I am the “pilot” then Xero is my financial “cockpit”, from where I control the school’s operations.

Finance Manager

Head Teacher St Paul’s Primary School head Teacher, St Paul’s Primary School

I would recommend XfE for its ease of use and cost and time-saving benefits and combined with the collaborative expert support from the team has given us peace of mind.

Simon Williams

Business Director & Company Secretary, Pope John XXIII Catholic Multi Academy Company

Ready to make the switch to XfE?