We are very excited to announce that some great new improvements are coming to GCCPlus, the schools ordering system from Gloucestershire County Council, with the addition of ‘The Store’.
What is the store?
The Store is a complete reimagining of you, the customer’s, buying experience. Similar to many other e-commerce websites, there is a much greater emphasis on the products themselves and in best allowing you to see and understand the services you are buying. We think you are going to like what you see.
What will the store look like?
As a basic overview, we have created the a two-sided poster attached to this articles; for those viewing this in email form, click the article heading to go through to the online article. The poster features screenshots and explanations of some of the most prominent changes and additions. Please note, these screenshots were provided by our website supplier so they won’t exactly match the content or style we have with GCCPlus but are a good first visual.
When will the store upgrade be happening?
The upgrade will occur July 28th. This is the first time we will see the upgraded in it's entirety so we will be working hard to release information to you as soon as we can.
What does this mean for you?
For academy sites or schools in current buy-back, the look and feel of the system will be slightly different to what you are used to so you may want to consider buying your services before the upgrade happens. Please note Buy-back period for 2019-20 will close on September 20th.
However, these changes are nothing to worry about and, in fact, something to get excited about! The changes will all be very comprehensive and if you have any experience with other e-commerce websites like Amazon you will quickly catch-on to the layout and flow of The Store.
As well, we will be releasing during August & September, a whole suite of great content and guidance including our our new GCCPlus Brochure and new Guidance Videos for all things ‘The Store and more’. These videos will be ‘how to’ videos which will show you step by step how to navigate your way round the changes.
And, as always, we will be on hand at GCCPlusSupport@Gloucestershire.gov.uk to answer any queries you may have.
We hope you are excited about the new changes as we are and we thank you for your continued support!
Academy buy-back - Changes are coming to GCCPlus, please make your purchases by July 28th
On July 28th, there will be significant updates to GCCPlus. We would highly recommend completing buy-back before the updates occur so you do not have to complete the buy-back on a system whilst no changes have occurred and you are fully comfortable on the system.
"New to my School" SBM Day - 20th September
Are you a new School's Business Manager?
Then on the 20th September we've got an event for you.
More information to follow........
Academy school buy back has now begun!
FOR ACADEMY SCHOOLS ONLY.
Packages & Services for the upcoming curriculum year are now ready for purchasing.
If you wish to receive the cost of the purchases as installments, you will need to make this purchase by September 20th at the latest.
We know that some prefer to pay in a lump sum which is absolutely fine, just let us know if that’s the case (via GCCPlusSupport@gloucestershire.gov.uk). Alternatively, you can just wait until after September 20th to make your purchase which will mean this purchase will be taken out in full at the end of October.
Training Newsletter coming soon
From September, we will be trialing a new Training Newsletter. A regular newsletter that will let you know all the training events coming soon and relevant to you.