Pune, 18th October 2022 : Europe’s largest EdTech company, ParentPay Group, has chosen to locate its global software development centre in the Indian city of Pune. ParentPay Group, which provides digital services for education institutions and local authorities in the UK and Europe, has a number of market leading brands in its stable.
These include ParentPay, SIMS, Cypad, Nimbl, Schoolcomms and Unit-E which together enable the group to offer a range of solutions such as; fee payments; management information systems; selection and management of school meals; library management systems and parental engagement solutions. With more than 1,500 employees across the globe, ParentPay Group has established its presence in 49 countries.
“Pune has emerged as India’s major IT hub where we can tap into a growing pool of software development talent to maintain our position as an EdTech leader. Our tech teams love what they do, because they get to create and own their products across the full development lifecycle. The pride in their work comes from the knowledge that they are making a real difference to the lives of millions of students, educators and parents around the world,’’ said Ian Tufts, Group Chief Technology Officer, ParentPay Group.
ParentPay Group’s success allows it to spend a substantial amount on research and development, thereby constantly staying a step ahead of the emerging needs of its customers. Taking pride in its open and friendly culture based on respect, trust and inclusion, the company actively promotes ongoing learning. This is demonstrated by its partnership with Thoughtworks to implement leading edge agile methodologies like Pair Programming, Trunk based development and other global best practices in software product development, he added.
“At ParentPay Group, employees not only get international exposure and stability of working in an MNC, but also the dynamic and agile environment of a startup. We’re leaders in an industry that’s traditionally immune to recessionary cycles. We’re fast becoming a magnet for talented and passionate software engineers who see their work transforming the educational landscape globally. We expect to grow the team manifold in the next few years in India,” said Mr. Anant Ramachandran, Managing Director of ParentPay India.