Using technology to support schools

Our Software

We're a platinum partner with Xero, with over 1,000 clients using the system daily, enabling us to offer the best accounting solutions to our clients. We also partner with apps, making the XfE ecosystem a very compelling offering as a financial solution to you and your school.

A seamless experience

It starts with our own app

We've built our app to extend the capabilities of Xero enabling our clients to the best possible experience. Our app pulls everything together, here's how:

Fully Integrated with...


Use the simplicity of Xero for accounting

Xero is world-leading online accounting software used by organisations of all shapes and sizes. We love Xero so much that we can't imagine our world without it!


Link to a purchasing solution fit for you

Connect to one of our purchasing solutions including Planergy, Lightyear, ApprovalMax and iCompleat. As part of the journey we will discuss and recommend which will be the best fit for you.


Tailored Reporting for your Trust

A number of options are available for your reporting, whether it's dashboards using Power BI, scheduled reports using Fathom or directly reporting out of Xero, you will have more than enough options to cater for all of your needs.

XfE Key Benefits

Bank feeds direct from your bank

Allowing an efficient and accurate reconciliation process.

Straightforward accounting

The easiest way to manage your finances, whether it's Fund Analysis or Departmental Spends, we've got you covered.

ESFA Compliant

XfE is fully compliant with the very latest legislation.

Powerful, accurate reporting

So you can make informed decisions about your academy finances.

Secure multi-user access

Multi factor user authentication, GDPR Compliant and unlimited users.

Back up and secure at all times

Giving you peace of mind.

Regular automated updates

The data is refreshed automatically - no need to download updates and no fees for updates!

Cloud based

Based entirely in the cloud and on the browser, meaning you'll have access to your accounts from any device, anywhere.

Benchmark Reporting

Compare school vs school, hub vs hub or check how you compare to industry metrics.

XfE is an official Xero partner

Xero is a fantastic online accounting solution, designed with the needs of a variety of businesses in mind. Packed with innovative tools and with hundreds of useful apps, it can help you to streamline the accounting process, so that you have more time to focus on what counts – your school.

Apps we use, apps we love

Xero is a cloud-based accounting software that helps you manage your finances.

Lightyear caters for those businesses that want to combine their data extraction from supplier bills and approvals workflow into one platform.

Reporting, forecasting, analysis, consolidation, and benchmarking for advisors and businesses.  

ApprovalMax is an approval app that extends Xero with powerful approval automation features for accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Planergy is a global spend Management platform that enables businesses in all industries to manage their Business Spend confidently.

Power BI is an interactive data visualization software product developed by Microsoft with a primary focus on business intelligence.

Ready to make the switch to XfE?