Budgeting Software

Bespoke financial software designed specifically for the education sector.

Budgeting Software

Looking for ways to optimise your financial performance?

We understand how easy-to-use financial planning software makes your life simple. SAAF Education provides bespoke education budgeting software applications to the education sector.

Whether you’re a school, an academy, a free school or a multi-academy trust, our software takes the risk and the hassle out of the complex financial management process.

As a result, you’ll maximise your resources to enhance educational excellence and improve outcomes.

Our education budgeting software helps you make financial planning and management straightforward

  • Simple to use – From intuitive navigation to Excel-style data grids, our software is user friendly and integrates seamlessly with your current systems.
  • Secure and transparent – Our hybrid desktop and cloud-based software provides robust security and delivers complete control, allowing you to operate in a financially transparent environment.
  • Interactive and compliant – It’s easy to ensure compliance with changing EFA and DfE requirements thanks to instant cloud updates and interactive analysis.
  • Fully supported – We provide comprehensive phone and online support, a training and implementation day and further training and consultancy by arrangement.
Control every aspect of your budget, anyway you choose


Schools - From staff salary calculators to income and analysis and forecasting, our software makes the budgeting process easy. Learn more about the benefits for schools >

Academies - It’s easy to meet your financial monitoring, reporting and audit obligations with our bespoke software.

Learn more about the benefits for academies >

Multi-Academy Trusts - Make centrally managed budget consolidation and data analysis fast and effective.

Learn more about the benefits for MATs >

Key Features

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    Compare data

    At the click of a button you can change budget scenario and compare data – thanks to Quickswitch function.
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    Remove hassle

    Streamline the annual budget setting process by copying from one year to another, and create unlimited budget scenarios across financial years.
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    Ensure precision

    The SAAF salary calculator, tailored to your employee costs, guarantees accuracy and includes maternity leave, national insurance and pension contributions.


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    Real-time reporting

    Interactive charts cover everything from KPI, ratio and cash flow analysis to year-end forecast reports and a Pupil Premium Tracker.


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    Bespoke budgeting

    Budget your income and expenditure by revenue or capital, enabling you to analyse balances by different funds or projects.
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    Fast, efficient consolidation

    Whether your budgets are set locally or centrally, it’s easy for multi-academy trusts to consolidate at the central level.
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    Export data easily

    Export data grids to facilitate reconciliation with monthly payroll and budget reports, and lock approved budgets for audit compliance.
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    Enhance performance

    The SAAF desktop application delivers increased performance and security over traditional web-only solutions.
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    Seamless intergration

    Our software integrates seamlessly with your systems, enabling budget uploads at the click of a button.
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    SAAF don’t rest on their laurels. They have a strong business model and are always knowledgeable in the ever-changing educational landscape – which is great for us as we’re always the first to know.
    Sean Kelly, Principal | Top Valley Academy
    Overall, SAAF are a great partner to work with. Their staff are friendly and competent and they always resolve our queries in full with great telephone and email support.
    Warren Porter, Management Accountant | Transform Trust

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