Juniper Education strengthens HR and payroll software with acquisition of Jane Systems

Juniper Education, has today announced the acquisition of Jane Systems, a specialist education Human Resources (HR) and Payroll software provider, which supplies products to hundreds of multi-academy trusts (MATs) and schools in the UK, and is responsible for supporting the accurate processing of over 75,000 payslips per month.

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This latest acquisition follows the recent addition of SISRA with its Observe solution, which offers tools to support teacher’s continuing professional development (CPD).

The combination of SISRA, Jane Systems and Juniper’s education support services, will for the first time provide schools and MATs with a complete education specific solution for managing and developing their staff.

Gavin Freed, chairman of Juniper Education, said: “For too long, those working in education have been frustrated with having no choice but to work with generic HR solutions that do not fully meet the specific challenges of educational settings.  With school leaders facing multiple staffing complexities, exacerbated by Covid-19 restrictions, having education specific people systems means they are in a better position to offer enhanced support to their teams.

“The acquisition of Jane Systems is a decisive step towards our goal of enabling effective people development through a combination of first-class software and services from one specialist education provider.”

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