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…
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.…
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…
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…
22 Apr 2015
Should the totals in the Bank Statement Summary report appear to be wrong, the Bank statements balance need to be verified. To do this: Click on Focus - General Ledger - Bank Reconciliation.…
12 Feb 2015
When adding PAYEE details in the 'Payment To' section on a supplier in FMS, when saving after adding the LEA Reference you may get a warning that the reference is being used on another supplier.…
24 Nov 2014
Rooms are brought across from SIMS when you open FMS Equipment Register. To Change or Update the rooms in Equipment Register you must open SIMS: In SIMS Click Focus -> School - Rooms Browse…
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…
22 Jan 2014
When you need to create new user accounts or amend/reset passwords within FMS, you use the Managing Users function.  We have put together a short video that demonstrates this functionality. It is…
13 Aug 2012
Important: Before any patch is run you MUST have full backup of both SIMS & FMS. Make sure all users are not using Sims or FMS. 1. Download and Save the Patch…
10 May 2012
Issue: Getting runtime error 217 at 0002659E when logging into FMS Reason: This is caused when their is no printer available to FMS   If using the Hosted Applications Service, you may…
1 Mar 2012
The amount showing in FMS, Summary trial balance by ledger code is correct but in Scomis Application Trial Balance Comparison the amount is not showing. Go to Tools>General Ledger Setup Tab 5…
9 Nov 2011
FMS is best viewed using the attached monitor’s native resolution and employing ClearType1font technology. The guide below helps  you to setup your monitor correctly. ClearType font technology makes the text on your…
24 Oct 2011
Capita have created some user defined report templates that can be used to create the necessary, statutory reports to the EFA by Academies. Currently there are 2 reports to import and map. …
21 Feb 2011
In FMS navigate to Tools > MIS Settings For establishments using Scomis Hosted SIMS / FMS the settings should be;   For establishments hosting their own SIMS / FMS the settings would normally be;…
16 Feb 2011
Please enter the following information Tab 1 – Basic Details Name = The name of your school Code = your four digit DfE number LEA code = The three digit DfE code ie…