Rugby School is a public school in Rugby, Warwickshire, England. Founded in 1567, it is one of the oldest independent schools in Britain. The school's alumni – or "Old Rugbeians" – include a UK Prime Minister, several bishops, prominent poets, scientists, writers and soldiers. Rugby School is also the birthplace of Rugby football.
Before engaging Qubix, Rugby School had already put in place an NSPB (NetSuite Planning & Budgeting) solution, provided by a third-party vendor, but in reality, it had fallen into disuse due to over-complexity, synchronisation problems and being far from fit for purpose.
Nicholas Winther, School Finance Director, explains their situation at that time:
"We engaged with Qubix at a point where we felt that we either needed to fix NSPB properly or leave it be for good. We were pretty clear on what we wanted it to do, had a fair but sharp deadline but knew that we couldn’t sort it out ourselves. Qubix quickly showed that they thoroughly understood NSPB, could explain it clearly and simply and that they would throw themselves at the problems to fix them one by one. Qubix gave us confidence from day one that they would be able to support us. Ultimately Qubix delivered and delivered well. We’re now looking to develop a services arrangement with Qubix confident that they are the right partner to help the continued evolution of our NSPB solution."
Their primary needs included the repair of the integration of data and metadata from the existing ERP (Netsuite), development of a new payroll model that would allow planning of staff costs on employee level, development of income model capable of detailed school fees planning, an overhaul of the monthly Management Report pack and build of a new Cash Flow reporting solution leveraging the new models.
Rugby school partnered with The Qubix Group because of our unrivalled experience in Oracle Planning Cloud development and remediation. Our experts visited the school as part of the engagement to fully understand the challenges and communicate clearly with the finance team in the school. We demonstrated that our working ways would align with the agile approach they preferred and made sure that the final result will be an efficient and maintainable solution.
"We were delighted to partner with Rugby School and ensure that they would get the most out of their Oracle Planning Cloud application. The challenge was clear, with a tight deadline to meet but we knew quickly that we could fix their problems and take their Planning and Reporting to another level."
Why did Rugby School choose Qubix?
" True to their word, Qubix delivered on time and within budget so that we now have the solution we have desperately needed for a long time. I can’t thank them enough and it was a pleasure working with them on this. "
Finance Director, Rugby School
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