Welcoming RM Integris and RM Finance to The Key Group

blank James Weatherill - 28 November, 2022

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Welcoming RM Integris and RM Finance to The Key Group

There has been a lot going on in the world of Management Information Systems of late, as schools have realised that cloud-based systems can open up an entirely new way of more flexible working, and thousands have switched away from legacy systems en masse. It is our belief that this new way of working will

There has been a lot going on in the world of Management Information Systems of late, as schools have realised that cloud-based systems can open up an entirely new way of more flexible working, and thousands have switched away from legacy systems en masse. It is our belief that this new way of working will be transformational for the sector, allowing schools greater efficiency and flexibility in how they work, instant insight into student performance and automation of repetitive administrative tasks that will allow teachers to focus on what they do best, teaching.

This is why I’m very excited to welcome a new group of people who share this vision onto the team, as RM Integris and RM Finance will be joining The Key Group as part of the MIS Division in the New Year! I thought I’d give a bit more background about how this has come about and what it means for schools.

 

We’re definitively the largest cloud-based MIS provider and can do more together to help schools

Combining RM Integris with Arbor and ScholarPack means we serve over 7,000 schools, and can use this to further increase our investment into product and service to provide outstanding value to schools. For example, given our scale we can provide live, nationally representative, hyper-personalised benchmarking to the sector. This will allow schools and Trusts to understand their performance in context without having to wait until national data is released on an annual basis. 

 

RM Integris and RM Finance care deeply about helping improve schools, like we do

We have been really impressed when meeting with the team to see how much we’re aligned about wanting to make a lasting, positive impact with our schools. Doing the right thing for customers is absolutely ingrained in what we do, and I’m delighted to be working with such genuinely mission-driven people. You should see this in your interactions with them and us.

 

We have the three most loved MIS platforms, and can offer the best of each to our customer base   

RM Integris and RM Finance have one of the highest satisfaction ratings in the sector, second only to Arbor and ScholarPack. There are no current plans to merge or migrate platforms – indeed we will be able to offer our LA maintained MIS customers RM Finance to bring the same high levels of user experience and flexibility to finance that they currently experience with their MIS.

 

This means more investment into product and service into MIS, and further acceleration of our ambition to transform the way schools work for the better

The transaction is set to complete in the New Year, when we will welcome 41 new joiners from RM Integris and RM Finance into the Group. We will use our increased size and scale to focus on improving product innovation and support across all brands, and customers should see a marked increase in value as they get additional features as part of their existing package.

 

What happens next?

If you’re an RM Integris, RM Finance, Arbor or ScholarPack school you don’t need to do anything, but if you have any questions or want to find out more information then please speak with your Account Manager. There will be a period of transition before the transaction closes (which we anticipate being within the first few months of the New Year) and we’ll then reach out to RM Integris and RM Finance schools to say hello and introduce ourselves! 

 

To find out more, get your free ticket and join 400+ schools at ArborFest on 26th January 2023 in London Kings Cross (we will be streaming live if you can’t make it in person)

If you’re an Arbor, ScholarPack, RM Integris or RM Finance customer and want to find out what we have coming up, then grab a free ticket by clicking here and join us either in person or remotely. You’ll find out about upcoming feature releases, hear inspiring talks from education experts, and meet other like-minded schools who can show you how they’re using Arbor in innovative ways. It’s a whole lot of fun, you’ll make new friends and eat great snacks. 

 

I look forward to welcoming many new colleagues and customers to the Key Group in 2023 and am super excited about what the future holds in store.

 

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