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In our search for a compliance management solution, there were two main requirements. A system that was easy for all staff to use, but also gave reporting and dashboards at trust level to ensure compliance across the organisation. Parago ticked all the boxes and we were impressed by their sector knowledge and professionalism. System set up was quick and efficient despite 25 schools across the Trust. Our compliance checks were in for every site in less than half a day, making the initial process far less painful than imagined. I have enjoyed working with the support team and would recommend them if you need an expert team to help you develop your compliance platform.
"Having carefully considered every asset management software solution available over an extended period of time; I am firmly of the belief that Parago represents easily the best solution to meet the current and future needs of our large, and growing, Multi-Academy Trust."
“The consultancy visit was very useful. It was good to gain hands on experience from a professional to understand the intricacies of Parago. The meeting was tailored to suit our needs and will enable us move forward with a system that will become a major part of the MAT as we progress and grow our academies”
"Statuary compliance is important to every school, ensuring they stay safe, secure and stay within the law. Previously The PACT had been using a simple excel spreadsheet listing the areas for compliance and the dates they were due. This was paper based and files would be kept for archive. We used to visit each of the schools and audit them once a term to ensure they had the correct paperwork and everything had passed. Since then we now use the Preventative maintenance programme and the premises app from Parago and we feel this is the next step forward for any school. The programme is simple to use and linked with the app via any mobile device it will alert the site teams when something is due for an inspection/maintenance check. Records are kept on the Parago site so no need to keep folders and we no longer need to visit the school as we can check what has been checked, missed or when something is due for renewal. I would highly recommend this for every school."
“Brilliant training days, we learnt so much and are looking forward to using the system”
"The training was excellent, the trainer was able to explain how to use the product very well and we are now confident to use the system."
"The service was excellent, the auditor was brilliant"
"The training provided was well received and delivered in a professional and personable manner"
"Parago software items are very useful to more departments than originally thought."
"Excellent, the auditor was fantastic and a pleasure to work with."
"We wanted to manage service and maintenance contracts in an automated and compliant but simplified way. This new technology means the Trust can move away from relying on multiple spreadsheets and instead use one solution. Parago allows all thirteen academies to report across and manage their premises, facilities assets, contracts and inventory in a cost-effective, controllable way."
"When we signed up for Parago, I don't mind saying that I though going around all 20 schools and trying to list all of the items was going to be a bit of a nightmare, but it absolutely wasn't. That hands on approach was really the best level of training. I can't speak highly enough of the Parago staff who helped implement the program. It went very smoothly, and we had no complaints whatsoever. We are wholly positive about Parago, I can't think of one negative."
"Our technicians find the smartphone app dramatically reduces their workload. The system allows us to automatically update the location of an asset during audits and quickly identifies items that are missing. The fixed asset counts are now taking a shorter amount of time, as it only involves simply scanning of codes on each asset to log entries, rather than redoing or editing multiple excel spreadsheets."
"With over 25 schools, we are responsible for thousands of pieces of IT equipment across a large geographical area, with technology spread out across many sites and members of staff... The use of smartphone apps is a fantastic way of manage IT inventory, and simplifies the assignment of devices across multiple schools. Parago took security very seriously, especially the ability to restrict individual users to specific areas of the system."
"We are very pleased with the service."
"Please feedback to your staff that our schools say you are one of the best organisations they have dealt with."
"As a Multi Academy Company comprising of three Primary’s and one Secondary Academy, we wanted to adopt a consistent process that would enable us to monitor our assets across all sites and provide reporting information suitable for audit purposes. The Parago asset management software is a good match for our requirements and provides an easy to use, efficient and effective platform to track our assets. Dealing with the Parago Consultants was a pleasure due to their professional approach and customer focused work ethic. Their Consultants supported us getting the system set up and the training that was provided during implementation ensured we were able to get started with the product straight away. During our year end preparations, the reporting module enabled us to provide our auditors with relevant information and received favourable comments from the audit team."
"The auditor provided us with an excellent professional service. The fantastic relaxed rapport he developed with staff made the auditing process easy. Along with his excellent manner he was able to provide us with sound advice on Asset Management best practice and used examples from other Parago accounts to benchmark against. Thank you for an excellent 2 week Parago experience!"
"The feedback from the training day was excellent and staff who attended found the system easy to use."
"As with all trusts and academies we ensure that we deploy our limited resources effectively and so part of our requirements specification for an asset management solution was for the supplier to undertake a major role in the implementation. This included adapting their service to our needs, and whilst Parago's pre-sale presentation and consultancy was extremely professional, it seemed to promise a lot. We had to be confident they would steer us through the whole process, including project management, tagging, adding and valuing assets…leaving us with a system which delivered accurate estate valuations across the trust. We received nothing but praise from our academy staff, who were understandably concerned this may disrupt the school day. With a comprehensive group training day, we are now up and running with our solution, and the enthusiasm from all academy users is very encouraging. I rarely find myself being surprised by service that has gone beyond the expected, but Parago really have matched their sales pitch and promises. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other academies and multi academy trusts." Julie Lombardo, Head of Finance CEAT
"We are extremely happy with the service provided by Parago. The system works very well for managing the assets of our trust, as we can clearly view all five of our sites at the click of a button. Having an overview of our total spending means we can safely avoid making any unnecessary purchases. The system is very easy to use and has thus made it possible to train staff across all our sites on how to manage their own assets."
"Very pleased – excited about organizing ourselves in a more structured way."
"We've been keeping track of assets in Parago across our 18 schools since 2008. It's easy to use, and with the addition of the mobile application on our iPhones yearly audits are completed easily and quickly. In addition I have a great virtual view of our entire asset estate."
"An excellent asset management system for academies, with the same standard of support when needed"
"Parago is excellent software to use. This is a major contribution to the auditing process at our school. It also gives us a great view of the school site which is pretty amazing and it's very easy to use. Brilliant product, much recommended."
"Parago has proven itself invaluable from the moment we set the service up; I don't believe we could have kept such easy track of our devices without it!"