Compass Secures WA DoE Contract

Compass secures WA Department of Education contract for public schools, expands to support 3000+ schools, 4m+ users

Partners with TechnologyOne to deliver Australian edtech solution

Melbourne, Australia, August 22, 2023: Ed-tech company, Compass, today announces it has won the tender to supply 800+ Western Australian public schools with school management software. Compass will deliver the project in tandem with Australian technology powerhouse TechnologyOne.

The contract, which is worth over $9 million a year over seven years and includes an option for extension, comes after a rigorous tender process which was run by the department over several years. The Department broke the tender up into four categories including school administration, student administration, timetabling and finance – three of which were awarded to Compass. The finance part of the solution will be delivered by Compass in partnership with ASX-listed TechnologyOne.

“We’re thrilled Western Australia’s Department of Education has chosen local technology providers to power its public schools. After running one of the most stringent tender processes we’ve ever been involved in, including detailed analysis from independent subject matter experts, Compass has been awarded the contract for all four school management categories,” Compass co-founder and CEO John de la Motte said, adding “Supporting local technology jobs is a key tenement of Compass, an ed-tech company that is built in Australia in consultation with teachers from right across the country.”

The Victorian-headquartered Compass launched in Western Australia in 2019 and is currently used by 150+ schools in the state. This deal will see the number of WA schools using Compass expand to more than 800. Globally, Compass is investing heavily in innovation with the recent release of analytics, learning and assessment and timetabling features – both of which are experiencing rapid uptake in schools.

TechnologyOne, one of Australia’s largest Software as a Service (SaaS) companies, will implement its financial management and supply chain software as part of the digital transformation project. The solution will support the billing, finance, accounting, budgeting and management reporting function for the Department and the schools it serves, providing real-time insights across cash flows and performance to drive efficiency, streamline processes, and save time and money.

Ed Chung, Chief Executive Officer at TechnologyOne, spoke about the company’s long-standing experience and deep knowledge across the education and government sectors. “Our solution empowers more than 1.4 million students globally across K-12 and higher education, partnering with Catholic Education, and some of the world’s leading universities. TechnologyOne is also trusted by one in four public sector organisations across Australia and New Zealand. This deep sector expertise, honed over the last 36 years, means we understand our customers’ priorities: simplifying business processes to deliver outstanding results for their users and the community,” said Mr Chung.

Compass, which is used by more than 3000 schools and 4 million parents, teachers and students, was previously selected as the school management system for CEnet, a consortium of over 600 Catholic schools in NSW, QLD, ACT, and TAS, and was the first education platform provider to pass Western Australia’s stringent school privacy and data protection regulations, and has recently expanded into Ireland and the UK. Compass also offers a variety of management solutions for individual state schools, enterprise education diocese and governments and private independent schools.

About Compass:

Compass helps school communities simplify complexity with an all-in-one school management system. Featuring more than 40 connected, time-saving tools, schools can unlock productivity across attendance, payments, assessments, wellbeing and more. Compass powers 3000+ government, catholic and independent schools in Australia, UK and Ireland to enrich their education experience by streamlining administrative workflow and enhancing community engagement. 

Our vision is to reduce the administrative burden on staff and give teachers time to focus on the important things: helping learning thrive. For more information visit Compass Education or follow Compass on LinkedIn.

About TechnologyOne: 

TechnologyOne (ASX: TNE) is Australia’s largest enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) company and one of Australia’s top 100 ASX-listed companies, with offices across six countries. Our enterprise SaaS solution transforms business and makes life simple for our customers by providing powerful, deeply integrated enterprise software that is incredibly easy to use. Over 1,200 leading corporations, government departments and statutory authorities are powered by our software.  

Our global SaaS solution provides deep functionality for the markets we serve: local government, government, education, health and community services, asset intensive industries and financial services. For these markets we invest significant funds each year in research and development. We also take complete responsibility to market, sell, implement, support and run our solutions for our customers, which reduces time, cost and risk.

Media contacts

Alex Beashel 
Compass Education
+61 466 308 667 

Miette Lelievre
+61 428 940 628 

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