Case Study Transforming the business of education

Posted by Uncategorised • February 12th, 2014

The Learning Trust, a not-for-profit company responsible for administering education services in the London Borough of Hackney, had an obligation to take their business operations online by 1 April 2012. At tender they selected Apidistra’s Shopfront solution with Sage 200 to provide ecommerce facilities for a range of services including initiatives like ‘Behaviour Support Programs’ and ‘Governor Training’.

The project timescale was challenging, with only three months to install and commission Sage 200, build the site, load data, test and complete training.

We worked alongside the Business Partner to ensure that bespoke functionality, such as the ability for a customer to submit specific details in their cart, delivered information that was easily accessible in Sage 200. In addition, regular communication with customers was a priority, so we designed and implemented a straightforward workflow that triggered emails to schools based on their Sage 200 order status.

The site was launched on time and on budget, and in only its second month live processed 49 orders worth £500,000.