Dataplan Education and Every HR integration

Payroll for almost 6,000 employees at UK Schools and Trusts is benefiting from new and comprehensive integration between Dataplan Education managed payroll service and Every’s HR platform.

Both companies were acquired in 2021 by the IRIS Software Group, leading provider of specialist education software, with the strength of the unique combined HR software and payroll bureau offering deployed this month.

Reflecting IRIS’ mission to expand its IRIS Education HR software offering, the integration closely aligns with the overall vision to provide and strengthen mission-critical services in Schools and MATs.

Dataplan Education is an award-winning education payroll and pension management service and Every HR is one of the fastest-growing human resources management solutions for Schools and Trusts. Integrating these two services provides an end-to-end solution for schools at a time when efficiency is a must for stretched resources.

Dataplan Education’s Client Services Director, Adele Blackham, has been at the forefront of supporting customers on the journey to more holistic HR. She comments, “With our first joint project going live in November to 45 schools with over 5000 employees in a large Multi Academy Trust, it is the culmination of a fantastic effort by teams at Dataplan and Every working closely together to make it happen.”

“Schools outsource their payroll and pensions management for peace of mind that it is compliant, accurate and efficient, and the integration we can now offer schools using Every HR adds real value to the process and will be a game-changer for both businesses.”

Adam Watson, Director of Every®, added, “Our aim was to develop Every HR into the most holistic human resources management solution for the UK’s Schools and Trusts. Now, this partnership with Dataplan Education’s excellent payroll service is supporting us to achieve what clients have been asking for, an integrated HR and payroll service.”

“The sheer number of our education workforce whose pay and pension administration has benefitted from this integration in month one alone is something that we’re really proud of, especially during a challenging time for the sector.”

“Increased teacher salaries and squeezed budgets are putting huge pressure on internal processes. Being able to give our customers peace of mind that both their employee data and payroll information is up-to-date, synchronised, and streamlined, is helping to take a little bit of that pressure off.”

“Having already heard from numerous customers about the benefit of centralising two key components of HR, we’re really excited to develop and grow this partnership to support more UK Schools and Trusts with their HR and payroll activities.”