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Capita has been selected as an approved supplier for both lots of the Government Procurement Services (GPS) Information Management and Learning Services Framework. The framework is for use by schools, academies, consortia and local authorities to purchase both management information systems and learning services.

After completing a rigorous tendering process, Capita demonstrated that it met the necessary criteria in both the Learning Services lot for its OPENHIVE learning platform and in the Information Management Services lot for its SIMS management information system.

SIMS is the most widely used management information system in education. It is accessed every day by more than 22,000 schools to record a wealth of learner data that can be analysed to help inform interventions for individual learners and groups. OPENHIVE is a hosted managed learning environment with a focus on assessment that is supported by a wide range of communication and collaboration tools.

Steve Smith from the education business development team at Capita, said: “It is a testament to the quality of the SIMS and OPENHIVE products that we have been selected on to the framework after a thorough evaluation process. The framework will make the procurement of products a lot easier and reduce the time and cost of purchasing; which can only be a good thing for schools and local authorities.”

Twitter cue: #CapitaSIMS and #OPENHIVE approved for schools’ Information Management & Learning Services Purchasing Framework http://bit.ly/Hks98f

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Ref: CAP771
Issue date: 30 March 2012


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About Capita SIMS:
Capita SIMS is the leading supplier of information systems to the education sector, providing a range of software and services to schools and local authorities to help raise standards and reduce administration. Capita’s SIMS is the most popular management information system for schools and is used every day by more than 22,000 educational establishments in the UK.
Website: www.capita-sims.co.uk
Twitter: @CapitaSIMS

About Capita OPENHIVE:
Capita OPENHIVE, as part of Capita’s IT Services business, is a leading supplier of ICT solutions and managed services to education. Their expertise and experience is of providing integrated ICT solutions that have a positive impact on teaching and learning. Capita has brought together a suite of modular services - OPENHIVEeducation. Schools can pick and choose what they want from a unique set of connectivity, e-safety, security, access, content, learning platform, in-school technology, support, consultancy and training services that are designed to work in an educational context – and be confident that choosing Capita means choosing well.
Website: www.openhive.net
Twitter: @OPENHIVE_net

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