ICT has the capacity to play a vital role in transforming the educational experience in UK schools, colleges and universities. Our wide-ranging education IT solutions will help you embrace the latest technologies at a pace you’re comfortable with whilst also maintaining institutional values.
Softcat’s team of specialist education IT advisers are regionally aligned to ensure familiarity and the highest levels of care for our customers. The team assists all areas of academia and is divided into two separate areas of focus; Further / Higher Education and Lower Education IT.
With the implementation of a dedicated team and several high profile framework awards, college and university customers can be assured of outstanding service, expert advice and secure procurement routes through Softcat. We provide further education and higher education institutions with a great one-stop-shop facility for IT, having recently secured approved supplier status on all of the seven national and regional agreements listed below:
Softcat are especially proud to have retained our No1 ranking for Microsoft, Adobe VIP / CLP and VMware on the renewal SUPC's Software Licence Resellers Framework. This demonstrates both a validation of our software credentials and an assurance of our commitment to provide best value within Higher Education IT.
This team concentrates on delivering solutions to primary / secondary schools, academies and free schools, offering a one-stop-shop facility for all IT requirements. Particular focus is given to assisting in the following areas:
Mobility and flexibility solutions, enabling schools to create the 21st Century classroom through:
Infrastructure for better learning outcomes, including:
Consultancy and training, helping schools to embed the education IT solutions we provide by:
Commodity IT hardware and software sourcing, involving:
Softcat continues to be one of Microsoft’s top performing UK LSPs (Licensing Solution Providers) and EdLARs (Large Account Reseller). We currently employ over 90 sales professionals certified to MCP level or higher, able to advise whether a Select, OVS-ES, EES or Campus agreement is the correct model to adopt. Furthermore, Softcat now hold Eduserv status with Microsoft allowing FE / HE customers access to greater reductions in licensing costs. Softcat are also an Adobe Education Platinum Partner and a nominated partner under the Eduserv Adobe ELA Framework. We can advise how to take advantage of Adobe’s various licensing models to leverage larger discounts and simplify software administration.
We’re accredited under the following education IT agreements:
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· Software License Resellers framework contract – ranked #1
· Servers Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) partnering with HPE and Fujitsu
· National Networking Agreement (NNA)
· National Desktop & Notebook Agreement (NDNA) partnering with Dell and Lenovo
· NEUPC's Audio Visual framework contract partnering with Carillion and Videonations
· HEPCW’s Audio Visual framework contract partnering with Carillion
· IT Related Parts & Accessories (ITRAP) contract
· NEUPC National Education Printer Agreement (NEPA) with HP
· JISC Routing and Switching Equipment framework (JANET) partnering with Dell
· JISC Web Filtering and Monitoring framework