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Adam Ratliff: 2 minute read

Four Welsh Councils select ECLIPSE for Education to transform children’s lives

Denbighshire County Council, Wrexham County Borough Council, Flintshire County Council and Conwy County Borough Council have selected ECLIPSE for Education to support their Additional Learning Needs service.

The four Welsh authorities have come together to procure new software that will take their support for children with Additional Learning Needs (Additional Learning Needs is the Welsh equivalent of Special Education Needs and Disabilities) to the next level. Local authorities are responsible for learners with Additional Learning Needs (ALN) from 0 to 25, ensuring they can access suitable education and/or training, including compulsory education and specialist post-16 education or training where necessary.

Why have the four local authorities selected ECLIPSE for Education?
Following a competitive tender, the local authorities awarded the contract to OLM. It was evident that ECLIPSE had impressed the audience, with the solution being awarded more than 90% of the available points. The panel focused on:

  • The Cloud Native platform that ECLIPSE has been created upon
  • OLM’s understanding of the market
  • The mobile responsive nature of ECLIPSE
  • The fully editable and customisable workflow tool that is provided.

The local authorities chose ECLIPSE as it is best placed to support the sector. OLM has nearly 30 years’ industry knowledge and experience to back the provided credentials up, and this is why ECLIPSE scored highly. It has been built for purpose and delivers the benefits of the latest Cloud Native technology.

Being purpose-built for the Cloud ensures that practitioners can continue working from anywhere, at any time, and on any device. Regardless of what is happening around them, ECLIPSE offers flexibility. It works with your team, rather than against them, offering fully editable and customisable workflow tools. 

Mark Raeburn, Managing Director, OLM Systems commented “This win highlights the organisational benefits and power delivered by our cloud-native ECLIPSE application. The configurable nature of our ECLIPSE solution means that it can meet the current and future requirements of our Children’s Services customers. We created ECLIPSE to be adaptable, future proof and to grow with our customer base.

Our current SEND customers have praised the usability of the system, our expertise in Education and the passion of our team. We are delighted to add these four Local Authorities to our rapidly growing ECLIPSE community and are excited about the positive difference we can make to Children’s lives, whilst working in partnership with these customers