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Capacity planning and management

Manage student placements


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Why Pick Sonia Central?

Leading The Way

Sonia Central was the first workplace placement management solution on the market that is not constrained to a particular sector.

Placement Solutions Pedigree

Developed by Planet Software, the company that created Sonia – the No.1 student placement software in the world.

You can rest assured that you are dealing with the best. We have a history managing placements that dates back to the last century!

Everything In One Place

Manage multiple education providers via a single unified interface.

Free access via your web browser on your computer, notebook or tablet - saving you both time and money!

Capacity planning and management

You can define your organisational structure, along with users and their roles/permissions: whether your CEO needs quick/simple access to view reports, department managers need to define capacity, or staff need to see available capacity against placements.

Capacity can be defined ahead of time, and adjusted as time progresses with flexibility to define against particular shifts and/or disciplines, in bulk or singularly.

Quickly see mismatches between capacity and placements, allowing you to make adjustments to maximise efficiency.

Manage student placements

Enter Sonia Central: placement information from all the education providers that you deal with can be centralised and aggregated in one place.

Whilst the education providers have been able to use Sonia to manage the placement process from their perspective since 1999, those providing the actual placements have had to rely upon Excel spreadsheets or in-house tools to try and juggle everything.

Sonia Central eliminates the hard and time consuming work that more manual approaches require, making work placement management within your organisation faster and more efficient.

If you are dealing with Sonia education providers, then this information is available in real-time. If not, then non-Sonia education providers can still participate and upload their data.


Numerous reports are available with filtering allowing you to define where in your organisational hierarchy you wish to view from, whether a high level overview or lower down details.

Whether you want to see capacity usage, placement requests, confirmations, allocations, students, supervisors, etc. all are within a click, and can be exported to common formats like PDF, Excel, etc.

Licence free!

Sonia Central is licence free. What does that mean? It means that you can use/access our cloud hosted application for free. Or you can request a copy of the application to install on your own infrastructure whether on premise or cloud-based.

We provide free basic email support, responding to emails as soon as we can, but cannot guarantee a response time.

If you require a higher level of support - guaranteed response time, telephone support, remote assistance - please enquire about a support level agreement.

Sonia International

The entry point portal into the world of Sonia! Provides high level information on the Sonia product range...


Find out why Sonia is the No.1 student placement software in the world. Visit the main Sonia website to see how Sonia can help you!

Sonia Live

Sonia Live is a cloud-hosted version of the No. 1 student placement software Sonia.

Planet Software

Visit the Planet Software website - the company that created Sonia, Sonia Live and Sonia Central. We have a history of dealing with student placements that tracks back well over a decade, so you can rest assured you are dealing with the best.