Salford Professional Development Ltd (SPD) the commercial arm of the University of Salford provide a central point of contact for the University’s entire business-to-business CPD offering. Based in MediaCityUK , Salford Professional Development is backed by the reputation and credibility of the University and has the support of over 2300 teaching staff with academic expertise to help explore growth opportunities through course development, partnerships and collaborations.
As the supplier of choice, accessplanit will work in partnership with SPD to exploit training management system functionality to improve the purchasing, administration and communication experience for delegates as well as market new courses to target business sectors.
“Automating course management administration was only part of our software system requirement. We are particularly impressed with Course Manager’s extensive functionality and accessplanit’s ability to adapt the system to meet our future business aspirations,” explains Paul Bolton, Salford Professional Development, University of Salford
Formed just over a year ago, SPD has quickly established an enviable reputation for the delivery of high value demand led professional training and CPD. To protect this reputation, SPD required a fast, smooth system implementation to minimise disruption.
“Speed of implementation was incredibly important to us. The business was growing rapidly and we needed to ensure that the system was up and running quickly. accessplanit met the challenge and delivered the solution within 6 weeks,” adds Paul.
Course Manager has been in place for less than six months, and SPD has already experienced the immediate expected benefits such as removal of errors, duplication and savings in administration time. The true benefits of Course Manager will continue to emerge as the Salford team explore and utilize different areas and functionality. Every piece of data that goes into the system can be extracted in report form and used to analyse different aspects of the business: highlighting gaps to create business opportunities, improving financial forecasting and simplify the budgeting process. Furthermore, the system provides additional opportunities to communicate with delegates, improve the overall customer experience and promote brand loyalty.
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