17 Nov 2016
How to create an FMS Data Export User In the Autumn 2016 release of FMS the FMS Reviewer account will have been removed and is no longer available for third parties to…
25 Oct 2016
A budget appears in Focus>Budget Management>Cost Centre Allocation but there are no ledger codes so it is not possible to remove it Go to Tools>General Ledger Setup>C/Centre Ledger Links Click on the radio…
5 Oct 2016
Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) is not the same as Value Added Tax (VAT) and therefore cannot be reclaimed as VAT. When processing invoices including IPT you will need to pay this tax…
2 Aug 2016
In some instances it is necessary to cancel a payment within FMS, also known as contra payment.  Please see the below scenarios of how to deal with cancelling a payment within FMS.…
28 Jul 2016
This appears when the service term mapping cannot be found for the ledger code associated with the current reconciliation item in Personnel Links. Check the service term/ledger code mapping under: Focus >…
25 Jul 2016
In FMS go to Accounts Payable>Suppliers and open the Supplier the missing Invoice was for. Open the Additional Tab and Enter the correct Account Number and Sort Code, then save the changes.…
6 Jun 2016
BACS run is not appearing in the browse to add to the bank statement. Check the list of BACS runs - are there any with duplicate references with a Type of 'R'? …
28 Apr 2016
Within FMS; Under Tools > Find A/P Transactions, you can then search for key words in the 'Find transactions pertaining to' box.   This will search all invoices, purchase orders, credit notes…
13 Apr 2016
Setup the Bank Account Go to Tools>General Ledger Setup>Tab 5 Ledger Codes (if you have not already defined your bank account then you should create one now) Enter the Account Name, Sort…
1 Apr 2016
Files for reconciliation should be downloaded to the \Sims\Transfer\In folder but must be in the format required for FMS. North Somerset use the format YY_1234R.12A If there is only one file to…
18 Feb 2016
The following presumes that the bank has rejected the file for some reason which needs amending in FMS, in this example it is an incorrect bank account for a supplier. Firstly make…
27 Oct 2015
On occasion it is necessary to apportion salaries to a different fund, eg 30% of a Teaching Assistant post from Fund 10 to fund 91.  These are the steps required in FMS.…
When running the BACS report not all chosen suppliers appear on the print out. This is a known issue, please log a call for patch 19221 to be run on your data.  …
Once there has been a new superannuation rate agreed it needs to be entered into Sims .net Go to Tools>Staff>Superannuation Search for the required scheme Click on the New button on the…
28 Aug 2015
After the Summer 2015 upgrade to SIMS and FMS, schools using the Personnel Links functionality between FMS and SIMS may experience various error messages when the data is being transferred from SIMS…
1 Jun 2015
Emailed PDF orders are created dynamically when they are required so will not be stored anywhere. The user can look in their sent items or do a PDF print preview of the…
19 May 2015
Scomis are now able to carry out conversions for Ledger Types EX (Expenditure); ES (Salary) and IN (Income) but not others. Sometimes it is not possible to delete the incorrect Ledger Code…
20 Jan 2015
The attached document lists the improvements that Capita are planning for this Summer.  We are hopeful that most of these will be included in the Summer Upgrade. FRS Development Requests
27 Oct 2014
1)Select Focus, Accounts Payable, Purchase order. 2))Double click the required purchase order and select order. 3) Click the icon as shown by the red arrow, labelled pdf preview, this will open the purchase…
23 Oct 2014
If a staff member has a higher pay scale within Salary Projection within FMS than they have on their contract within SIMS and this is incorrect please follow these steps: - Find…
29 Jul 2014
Here are some known issues and recent queries.  It is planned that this is a rolling FAQ so may be added to in future. PDF too small to read? check  the page…