Harper Adams University, a longstanding user of the Dream financial management system, has been crowned as University of the Year, following a nationwide student vote. At the Whatuni Student Choice Awards, the Shropshire-based university also won the top Job Prospects and Student Support categories.
It also won silver awards for accommodation, clubs and societies and the student union along with bronze awards for courses, lecturers and facilities.
Vice-Chancellor, Dr David Llewellyn, said: “The fact that these awards are based on student reviews is immensely important to us, because they recognise the dedication of everyone at Harper Adams in building a strong academic community that delivers a positive experience for our students.”
Whatuni has been collecting student reviews since last autumn in which time more than 25,000 reviews have been received covering 10 categories. Harper Adams University was placed in the top three in eight.
Simon Emmett, CEO Whatuni.com, commented: “Harper Adams have had a decisive victory at the Whatuni Student Choice awards this year, being awarded top honour in three categories including University of the Year. Not content with that achievement, they’ve gone on to be placed in the top three across a further five categories. Congratulations to the staff and students of Harper Adams on providing such a positive student experience.”
Hexagon Software is a trusted support partner that has helped Harper Adams to optimise usage of the Dream financial management software to meet its ongoing requirements. Hexagon has also assisted in the deployment of TaskCentre, a complementary software application that is delivering further benefits to the university through enhanced reporting, integration and automation.
According to Richard Heath, Head of Financial Management at Harper Adams: “Hexagon has provided us with a toolkit that enables new workflow processes to be easily developed in-house without requiring a high degree of technical knowledge. Automating what were previously manual processes and alerts has allowed us to improve compliance, control and transparency of our business processes. The company has also helped us to centralise disparate administrative routines and achieve significant savings by using a perfectly good system more efficiently.”
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Hexagon Cloud is a new hosted platform for financial and property management solutions
Hexagon Software has announced the launch of Hexagon Cloud, a new hosted platform that extends access to its market-leading property management and financial accounting software. Hexagon Cloud will enable users to review or update information from core ‘back-office’ systems, such as approving invoices, entering account transactions or viewing property information from any internet-enabled location on any device.
“Hexagon Cloud will enable organisations to achieve administrative efficiencies and increase productivity whilst significantly reducing the total cost of ownership,” commented Hexagon Software. “Devolving Dream functionality to a hosted application will allow more users to access the system from any location using any internet-enabled mobile device to enhance decision-making, streamline accounting processes and help organisations to be more agile and responsive.”
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