Press Release

de Novo Solutions Forms New Partnership with Multi-Academy Trust Association to Transform Education Sector

Langstone, South Wales — 9th August 2023 – Fast-growing tech company, de Novo Solutions, has formed a new strategic partnership with Multi-Academy Trust Association [MATA] – a dedicated organisation for education Trust leaders – to help transform the education sector.

Founded in 2020, de Novo Solutions are pioneers within the technology sector, specialising in the implementation and support of innovative Finance, HR, and Payroll solutions. Having honed a niche in the “Experience Economy”, the company is re-imagining the world of work through the delivery of data-driven personalised experiences over standardised business processes.

A membership organisation dedicated to ensuring Multi Academy Trust [MAT] leaders have the best possible support; MATA was founded by Trust leaders to shape the future of the education sector.

With its core focus for 2023/24 academic year being AI, Growth, Finance & Fundraising, Estates and People, MATA has formed a new strategic partnership with de Novo Solutions to help more MATs leverage the power of tech and benefit from the latest advancements in cloud technology.

This comes just a few months after de Novo Solutions unveiled the launch of Odyssea™ for Multi Academy Trusts – an innovative cloud-based solution for the education sector, which is built upon cutting-edge Oracle Cloud and ServiceNow technologies and delivers a pre-defined platform of experiences supported by leading processes that meet the demands of MAT business operations.

Mark Sweeny, Founder and CEO of de Novo Solutions, confirmed: “Odyssea™ for Multi-Academy Trusts was developed to help solve core and recurring challenges within MATs, while bringing about positive change in people service and finance transformation to help education providers benefit from improved operational transparency, control, and growth.

Forming a new partnership with MATA not only enables us to align with an organisation which shares our vision to help digitally transform the education sector but will also enable us to engage with more MATs looking to future-proof their institution while streamlining processes and automation for increased productivity, student support and resulting growth.”

Matt McDermott, Founder & Chair of Advisory Board of MATA, added:

“We are excited to partner for the upcoming year with de Novo, who match our passion and dedication to helping this amazing sector develop. This partnership means we can better support trust leaders with great resources and expert opinion from the helpful team at de Novo.”

Headquartered in Langstone, South Wales, de Novo Solutions boasts extensive experience within the public and education sectors.

Having accelerated growth by 525% over the last 12 months alone, de Novo Solutions is the only tech business to combine expertise in ServiceNow and Oracle Cloud technologies.

Launched in 2021, MATA now supports over 550 Trust leaders with its membership forecast to grow by a further 100 trusts during the forthcoming academic year.

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About de Novo Solutions

The Experience Economy Consultancy

We are de Novo. We create data-driven, personalised experiences over standardised business processes for the experience economy, providing organisations with valuable insights into their customers and employees.

It is our unique entrepreneurial background and diverse thinking that fundamentally differentiates ourselves from our competitors. We work across all industries, combining our experience as entrepreneurs, consultants, and practitioners to deliver innovation and generate value for our clients through the power of Oracle SaaS Cloud and ServiceNow technologies.

We are a team of innovators, disruptors and straight-talkers, who are not afraid to challenge the status quo in order to support our clients in pioneering change in the fast-moving experience economy.

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About The Multi-Academy Trust Association (MATA)

The Multi-Academy Trust Association (MATA) is a free to join association for current and aspiring Trust leaders, currently supporting over 500+ MATs across England.

MATA’s mission is to support the growing community of Trust leaders with a service that allows our members to collaborate and network with one another, as well as connecting education leaders with trusted suppliers in the space. With nearly 2 years under the belt it has been a very exciting time for the association, and would be nothing without the assistance of the advisory board, which is made up of MAT leaders across a variety of trust size, region and demographic.

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