SIMS FMS and Consortium's eProcurement Hub

Our eProcurement financial integration system works seamlessly with your school’s financial management system to make ordering online from us much easier and much quicker. By integrating your FMS, staff from across all departments will have the ability to build orders ready to be authorised centrally, saving time and money across your school site.

Best for school business managers and bursars

  • Complete financial management across your school, with all orders made across your site automatically imported into your FMS for approval / authorisation
  • No manual re-keying required as your orders are immediately processed; meaning a quicker, faster service to you
  • You’ll always have that all-important audit trail for complete compliancy
  • All your orders will be safe and secure
  • Automatic invoice download for reconciliation
  • Fully integrated order and invoice management

Best for teachers

  • Best value with all our latest offers and promotions regularly updated
  • Ability to browse over 40,000 products online with our market-leading website
  • Build bespoke orders directly against your department’s budget
  • 100% compliant with your school’s requirements
  • All your orders will be safe and secure
  • Automatic invoice download for reconciliation
  • Fully integrated order and invoice management

But don’t just take our word for it.

I'm finding this process really quick and easy to use. - Anne Durbin, St John’s School, Glastonbury

I have been involved with this pilot (for someone who likes ordering by phone this was a big ask!!), and have been very impressed how easy the system is to use. I would certainly recommend this to colleagues. - HJ, Trowbridge

I was made aware of the new eProcurement system available to schools, and advised that we could expect to save up to 2 hours per week on admin time associated with ordering resources. I was a little sceptical believing it to be a ‘hard sell’, but the service is completely free and I have to say it is fantastic! After the initial configuration on our FMS, which didn’t take long, we gave it a try; the account manager certainly wasn’t exaggerating – it really does save time. A member of staff can create their pro-forma online, ready for signing by the budget holder, which is then passed to our Finance team to import from The Consortium’s website. It appears as an unauthorised order which I can then authorise, (or not!) I have had lots of positive feedback especially about instantly knowing whether the item is in stock or not and, if not, a visual alternative is offered. There is also the benefit of editing previous orders for regular items and of course they don’t have to write down all those product numbers. I definitely recommend taking advantage of this facility, you won’t look back! - Jane Freestone, Chief Operations Officer, The Redstart Learning Partnership

It’s easy to set up our new service with our step-by-step user guide and our step-by-step video.
Alternatively, for more information please contact our Customer Services team on 0845 330 7780 and ask to speak to one of our trained SIMS FMS advisors.

Getting Setup

Alternatively, for more information please contact our Customer Services team who will be happy to talk you through it. You can request a callback by using our form linked below:

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