January 2021: Juniper Education, has today announced the acquisition of Jane Systems, a specialist education Human Resources (HR) and Payroll software provider, which supplies products to hundreds of multi academy trusts (MATs) and schools in the UK, and is responsible for supporting the accurate processing of over 75,000 payslips per month.

This latest acquisition follows the recent addition of SISRA with its Observe solution, which offers tools to support teacher’s continuing professional development (CPD). The combination of SISRA, Jane Systems and Juniper’s education support services, will for the first time provide schools and MATs with a complete education specific solution for managing and developing their staff.

The move expands Juniper Education’s portfolio of innovative software and services for schools and MATs and increases the number of schools using its solutions to over 10,000.

"For too long, those working in education have been frustrated with having no choice but to work with generic HR solutions that do not fully meet the specific challenges of educational settings. With school leaders facing multiple staffing complexities, exacerbated by Covid-19 restrictions, having education specific people systems means they are in a better position to offer enhanced support to their teams. The acquisition of Jane Systems is a decisive step towards our goal of enabling effective people development through a combination of first-class software and services from one specialist education provider."

Gavin FreedChairman, Juniper Education

“The Jane software portfolio was designed to give trusts and school leaders a simple way to manage staff absences, wellbeing, payroll, professional development and salary, offering a better alternative to the paper-based functions that still exist in many schools and academies. To now be able to complement state of the art HR and payroll tools with award winning support services is a proposition few can offer.”

Nigel SargentDirector, Jane Systems

“This is the eighth acquisition completed by Juniper Education since our investment in 2019. The addition of Jane Systems extends Juniper’s already comprehensive software and services offering, ensuring schools have a one-stop-shop for all their staffing and payroll needs.”

Simon HitchcockManaging Partner, Horizon Capital

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