With the regulatory pressures such as QCF, General Conditions of
Recognition and technology advances such as LRS and RITS,
awarding bodies need fast, flexible IT systems that can evolve with
their requirements over the coming years.
Our Parnassus framework can help deliver real cost benefits in
accuracy, turnaround times, business intelligence, security,
robustness, customer satisfation and much more ...
Scalability - our systems provide a scalable
framework that can grow with your business; we are working with an
awarding body that were handling 25,000 candidate registrations per
year only a few years ago and now they are handling 95,000
registrations per year.
Staff - another client is now handling three
times as many assessments per year compared to 3 years ago, that's
a 300% increase - but with only a 60% increase in staff.
Management Information - another client
calculated that they were spending three days per month compiling
various reports by hand - which equates to 180 mandays over 5 years
- and these reports are now produced in a few minutes.
Online Facilities For Your Centres - Make
efficiency savings, improve turnaround times and increase data
accuracy by allowing your centres to upload registration and grade
Turnaround Times - One of our clients
has halved turnaround times since going live with
1st4Sport Qualifications has recently gone live with a customised
implementation of Gordon Associates' solution for awarding bodies.
The system provides support for the administration and management
of qualifications, approved learning providers, events,
registration of learners and grade entry.
Tony Dallimore, Education Director, says "The system has proved
popular with all business users, reducing processing time,
streamlining business processes and improving customer
Gordon Associates has delivered a sophisticated business
administration system to CACHE (Council for Awards in Children's
Care and Education, see www.cache.org.uk). Within six
months of going live, CACHE recorded a significant increase in
customer satisfaction ratings with their centres.
In addition there was an improved awareness of customers needs
and, in parallel, an increased awareness within centres of the
awards offered by CACHE.
Gordon Associates is the leading provider of solutions to the
awarding body market, with the largest number of clients. Visit
the Clients section of www.gordonassociates.co.uk
for details of some of our projects. Please ask for references if
Please contact us if you would like a copy of our standard
cost/benefit breakdown for awarding body management systems. We can
also provide an independent consultant to help quantify the
business benefits of a new solution.