7 Aug 2017
It is possible to edit the end date of the VAT period but not to produce the submittal until the date has gone. Therefore, in order to do the submittal today set the end date…
19 May 2017
Unable to load a saved *.frs file back into Financial Reporting Suite due to the error:- "Selected file does not match the school database that is currently connected to FRS. Please log…
5 May 2017
This is often manifested with a mismatch of supplier details showing on an invoice and/or it missing from manual reconciliation. Check Focus>Accounts Payable>Supplier - change the view to All and page down for any…
24 Apr 2017
A journal in FMS moves money from one place to another so must be balanced before it can be posted. Make sure the debit and credit columns have the same total so…
10 Apr 2017
Cost Centre allocations can be entered either manually or imported from budget setting software. If the school uses a budget import facility it is important to check which years are required when…
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…
12 Aug 2016
Please see below steps, if you need to add a bank account or additional bank in FMS In FMS, select: Tools> General Ledger setup> Click tab 5, Ledger codes> Click green plus button…
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…
27 Apr 2016
When running the Preliminary Close within FMS the following message is displayed: "All Fund Allocations must be fully apportioned for CFR before FINAL close can take place." Go to Focus | Budget…
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…
Problem:When viewing opening and closing balances in bank reconciliation,the balances are incorrect Solution: Please open the bank reconciliation browse and press F7 key.  FMS will then verify your bank statements and adjust the…
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…
24 Jun 2015
Fatal Error generated when accessing areas of FMS This is usually a permissions issue where the user does not have create/write permissions for the directory path where the FMS SQL database is…
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…
15 Apr 2015
In the Spring 2015 upgrade, functionality for recording card payments was introduced into FMS.  We have put together a guide to utilising this for your school. Charge Card Functionality - Spring 2015