Software used to return finance data, year 5

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Dear Department for Education,

I am updating a study into school back-office ICT systems, including MIS and FMS platforms.

Please could you provide, from the last complete CFR return by schools, information regarding which platform was used to submit each return. Please put this into an Excel spreadsheet with the following fields: School number, Local authority number, Input system used. This information is not currently available using the CFR returns available to download from your website; however, this data has previously been submitted as part of the CFR return. Providing this information will save the aggregated cost to schools and local authorities of me asking each individually for this information.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Dave Kelly

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

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Dear Dave Kelly 


Thank you for your request for information that we received on 7 December
2017. You requested: “from the last complete CFR return by schools,
information regarding which platform was used to submit each return.”

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(“the Act”).

I have attached an Excel file containing the School number, Local
authority number and Input system used, as reported in the 2016 to 2017
Consistent Financial Reporting collection.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should
make a complaint to the Department by writing to me within two calendar
months of the date of this letter. Your complaint will be considered by an
independent review panel, who review panel, who were not involved in the
original consideration of your request. 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the
Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office."

 Anthony Clarke 
Data Insight and Statistics Division
Department for Education

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