The Academies Show 2015 Review

Our take on the Academies Show 2015, Birmingham.

Adam Smith

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The Academies Show 2015, NEC, Birmingham – 25th Nov 2015

The 2015 Academies Show Birmingham saw thousands of visitors representing Academies all over the country enter the doors of the NEC in Birmingham for an exciting and informative day event. Widely regarded as the go-to exhibition for all educational professionals, this year’s show did not disappoint as it expanded on its previous success and provided everyone in attendance with new features to help deliver greater insight into the latest products, new technology and innovative resources available to Academies.

One of the new features for this year’s show was the introduction of four dedicated zones which included interactive open theatres with sessions from expert speakers and live demonstrations throughout the day. PS Financials were thrilled to sponsor the Finance Management Zone, supporting finance professionals in the education sector by holding interactive and thought leadership centred seminars throughout the day – attracting a diverse audience, from Finance Directors to IT Managers.

Given the increased challenge for trusts to effectively monitor the performance of multiple schools, the use of Business Intelligence has consequently been the topic of many conversations in education leading up to the show. With masses of data populated through multiple sources. Schools, Academies and Colleges are proactively looking for ways to use their data to effectively report and gain real-time visual analytics.

PS Financials used the sessions at the Academies Show to raise awareness into the benefits of Business Intelligence to the education sector, and how its deployment can fit in with the business objectives of a modern day academy.

The PSF education team were also on hand to provide visitors to the stand with expert knowledge, advice and live demonstrations of our system.

After a highly successful day, plans are already underway for our participation at the next Academies Show in London and we are counting down the days! Watch this space for the latest news and announcements surrounding the event. To find out more about our experience at the Academies Show, watch the video below.

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