SIMS: Checking that you have the correct permissions for your SIMS user

Note: This article should only be used if you are syncing your data from SIMS using the Parents Evening System SIMS Extract Tool - see this guide for more details.

To check that SIMS users permissions are set up correctly to extract all the relevant data from SIMS using the Parents Evening System SIMS Extract Tool:

  1. Open up your copy of SIMS .net and navigate to Focus > System Manager > Manage Users.
  2. Use the search function provided to find the user that you are using for the SIMS Extract Tool.
  3. Open up this user and check under section 3 for the groups School Administrator, Personnel Assistant and Third Party Reporter (in some versions of SIMS this is Third Party Reporting).

  4. If the account doesn't have these groups then have the System Manager add them to the account.