SIMS and FMS Spring 2018 Upgrade


Release notes containing detailed information on what is included in the upgrade can be downloaded here:

Spring 2018 Release Notes


Statutory Returns

  • School Census Summer 2018 files are included in this release.

Examinations Organiser and SIMS

  • Reports to identify QNs missing from the Manage Performance Indicator screen
  • Ability to record Level 2 Technical Qualifications at 16-18
  • Update Performance Indicator Gradesets for multiple QNs


  • Statutory FMS Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) 2017/2018
  • National Insurance calculations for salary projections 2018/2019.


  • NEW Report! Enhanced Person Data Output (PDO) routine to include the export of staff data – more information
  • Additional PDO output option (XML) to support data portability.


  • Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 wizards, reports and CTF updates
  • Phonics updates (England)

 Change Requests included in the Spring Release

  • Improvements to memory leak in PULSAR.exe
  • Highlighting inactive lookups in the user interface
  • Enable the print button in pupil bulk update screen
  • Bulk update of the completed flag in a staff training event
  • Warning to the user when adding a student as a contact
  • Addition of Staff Performance Objective Details sub report (School Objective Summary and School Objective Detail fields added)
  • Record the history of enrolment status
  • Printing student’s timetable selection by class
  • Option to hide National Identity
  • Updates to Assessment Manager Exam JC Gradesets – more information
  • Better handling of email links when no local email application is installed
  • Administrator access for Staff Performance records
  • Student Communication, ability to record the name of the person who dealt with the communication
  • Ability to reallocate the former and current UPN number from within the student/applicant record – more information
  • Additional information on the Registration Certificate to clarify the owner of the displayed address
  • Users can now manage linked document types in Tools | Lookups | Maintain.
  • Additional fields available in the Student List reports
  • Improvements to the Line Management Structure screen for Staff Performance
  • Staff sign off area on objectives, observations and reviews
  • Additional fields in the reporting dictionary to assist with Data Protection i.e. Student Forename and Initial of Surname (e.g. Karen P, Karen T) or initials (e.g. KP, KT)
  • Pupil details warning message when changing the Date of Admission
  • Bulk update of User Defined Fields

Upgrade your own data? – you may find the following faq’s useful:

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