SBS Budgets Spring Update 2022 - New functionality for MATs

Posted  15th March 2022
Posted by  SBS Budgeting Team
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The SBS Budgets Spring Update brings a significant enhancements for MAT process streamlining.

Existing users: You will have been notified about the launch time of the Spring Update via the SBS Online Service Desk who will also be on hand for any queries during and after.

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New functionality for MATs available in SBS Budgets

We listen to our users and understand that repeated processes all add up over the academic year, and is time better used for more strategic practices. So, to save you time you will now have the option to cascade central trust level tables (teacher and support salary scales, national insurance, maternity pay and staff inflation rates) from your parent planner to the published budget scenario in child schools.

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In addition to this, we understand the importance of MAT budgeting flexibility so child schools will still be able to run their own scenarios with different settings, such as varying inflation rates. But if flexibility isn't required the MAT simply has the ability to roll out tables to all schools in a 'one' click option. It's a win-win (for centralisation and autonomy)

A clever bit: Where salary scales vary per region, rolling changes out across a large trust is made easier as our system automatically detects the region of your schools to apply updates en masse.

How can we advise you on the New MAT functions update?

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Actions for SBS Budgets users:

  • Activation? - There no actions required to enable this feature. However, if you have any questions please contact us.
  • Feedback - Overall, SBS have ambitious plans for our software including greater integration, increased flexibility for MATs and enhanced reporting. We look forward to sharing this journey with you, so do continue to feedback to us.
  • Keep updated - Keep an eye on the alerts in the SBS Online dashboard for instant software advice and guidance when you are using the planner.

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