Designed for the needs of schools, academies and MATS

Schools, academies and multi-academy trusts (MATs) have a unique set of accounting challenges. From compliance with DfE standards to the complex reporting and analytics needed within academy chains, it’s important that accounting software for schools can handle these challenges intuitively and efficiently.

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iplicit for Education: specialist accounting software for academies

That’s where iplicit for Education comes in.

Created by the founders of Exchequer® and Concept Software, this cloud-based accounting software made especially for MATs is efficient, intuitive and customisable to your unique requirements. 

Over 40 years of development have been invested to ensure that iplicit accounting software for schools and academies is not only a state-of-the-art, cloud-based offering, but is also a solution that is overwhelmingly sympathetic to the daily needs of schools and multi-academy trusts.

Software features

iplicit for Education is carefully designed with your needs in mind. Features include:

  • A secure, cloud-based system that can be used on or off the school premises
  • Active Directory integration and multi-factor authentication for guaranteed security
  • Permission-based logins, so staff in different roles can access different information
  • One single environment for every academy, so all schools within an MAT are stored within the system
  • Integrated data all accessible in one central place, from student data to staff records, assessment data to HR, pay and finance
  • Chart of accounts can be mapped to DfE standards, so your accounts will always be fully compliant
  • Real time Excel integration and functions

Voted the UK’s best Mid-Market and Enterprise Accounting Software

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It’s easy to upgrade with iplicit

Many schools experience challenges with outdated, legacy finance systems. On-premise software often requires clunky workarounds and lengthy manual processes to be effective. And older accounting software for schools will not have the complex functionality required to support MATs. 

With iplicit, it’s easy to make the switch to cloud-based accounting. 

Get in touch with our team of experts who would be more than happy to chat you through the process and possible solutions.



Want to know more about accounting software for schools?

We’ll be happy to help. Read our interview series with MAT leaders on the issues that MAT institutions face. Or you can contact us to ask any questions you may have.

Check out our software demonstration videos.

Seeing the system in use can really help you to understand how useful it will be within your school. Take a look at the software videos on this site and we’ll take you through key functionality such as:

  • Intuitive navigation
  • Reporting and dashboards
  • Powerful GL analysis
  • Document management
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Credit control
  • Excel Function Library
  • Batch Payments
  • Timesheets
  • Stock and Inventory Management
  • Fixed Asset Management
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Join a Webinar

If you have a little more time, we recommend joining one of our weekly webinars where you’ll see a live presentation of our academy and school accounting software and you can ask our Product Specialist questions relating directly to the needs of your organisation.

This past webinar will help you to understand how iplicit for Education can support multi-academy trusts:

How to build solid financial foundations for growing MATS


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Your students’ union is likely to be the parent organisation for a number of entities which run nurseries, bars, welfare activities and more. 

iplicit’s software makes it easy to consolidate the finances of all the entities making up the union, applying the relevant VAT arrangements for each one. When income and expenditure need to be distributed between those entities, it handles the task for you. And it compiles accurate, real-time data for each part of the union as well as the whole group. 

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