LB Ealing set up @Schools portal

Apr 20, 2005
The London Borough of Ealing has contracted with @UK Plc to set up a Borough wide @Schools web ordering portal for all its schools and nurseries.

Based on the existing @Schools technology the portal integrates with the Capita SIMS FMS school administration product (version 6.76 and above) and allows teachers to create suggested orders online with no need for bursars/administrators to then rekey the data into SIMS FMS before despatch of the final approved order.

Through the Ealing portal the schools in Ealing will have access to all the contracts negotiated by the council as well as having the ability to request addition of other suppliers they wish to trade with. “We see this as a very positive step” said David Shales Procurement Officer for schools at the Borough.