14 Sep 2018
These data items will no longer be required by DfE as part of the school census from September 2018 and there is no DfE requirement for the data to be stored, or retained,…
The Country of Birth and Nationality fields have been removed from this version of the Data Collection Sheet for those schools who no longer wish to collect the data. To download and…
6 Sep 2018
This report will show the name and address of the pupil with blank boxes for the collection of Contact Details.  It has been designed to re-collect contact details and should be used…
5 Sep 2018
Please find a report to show all current pupil premium pupils below. This report is based on the tick box within 'Additional Information' within the student records. Pupil Premium To import the…
31 Aug 2018
Background :Local authorities use Capita ONE to receive attendance and student data from schools through B2B.   The next upgrade (version 3.66) to Capita ONE will require the TLS settings in Sims and in Sims Online services…
30 Aug 2018
Below are the instructions to investigate any contacts identified on Check 99 of system diagnostics. Please note: Running database diagnostics Check99 again after taking remedial action will continue to highlight the records previously…
Due to the current CTF issues Capita have disabled all of their online services as a proactive precautionary step. This will affect: SIMS Parent & Parent Lite SIMS Activities SIMS Student SIMS…
23 Aug 2018
Bacs run can be cancelled via PRL614Q Step 1 -  Navigate Menus>SIMS Finance>PRL Options>BACS Processing or you can type PRL614Q n the filter screen. Please note: PRL at this stage does not…
22 Aug 2018
We have been made aware of an issue with BTEC results if a candidate has attained a "P" Grade Error E6 is generated and the result does not import. Cause:  The results…
21 Aug 2018
You can cancel a journal by taking the following route: Step 1: Navigate Menus>SIMS Finance> General Ledger> Journal Date Entry> Journal Reversal Facility or you can  NML350 in the Filter box as…
  Every ledger code has access to all datasets: Dataset 1             Actuals Dataset 2             Original budget Dataset 3             Revised budget Dataset 4             Commitments Dataset 5             GRN not invoiced Dataset 6             GRN accumulated…
You can cancel an individual Line Order with a status of "Entered" Step 1: Navigate to Menus>SIMS Finance>RSS Options> Purchase Orders>RSS310Q or you can type RSS310Q in the filter box as detailed…
All Schools:  If you would like the site specific patch please log a service request with Scomis. Hosted Schools:  After you have logged a service request the patch (script) will be run on your…
Purchase orders that have not been Authorised You can cancel a purchase order with a status as "Entered" by selecting the following route: Step 1: Navigate Menus>SIMS Finance>RSS Options> Purchase Orders>RSS310Q or…
  Scenario 1 - Invoices That Have Not Been Authorised You can cancel an invoice if the status is not showing as "awaiting certification" i.e awaiting authorisation.  The Finance officer that has…
9 Aug 2018
These instructions will take you through creating a Company Bill Payer and linking the Company to a student. 1 A Company Bill Payer should be created and the student added to the…
Examination results are generally available for download at midnight on Results Download Day. To restrict the publication and viewing of examination results before their official release time (i.e. 06:00 on the Thursday,…
25 Jul 2018
If you are entering the leaving date for a pupil, you may get an error message such as "Invalid DOL" or "Invalid Scenario" If you get any sort of error message, make…
You can now run reports in SIMS that will show staff and what permissions they have within SIMS.   1 - Go to Reports - Run Report. 2 - Select Staff from…
19 Jul 2018
The HCSS Web Companion has been redeployed to all Hosted schools following an update from HCSS. The companion is now running version 5.1.7 The first change is the name of the shortcut…