SIMS: Information on Hosted SIMS

Most schools have a SIMS server installed on site and can use the Parents Evening SIMS Extract Tool to sync their data. However, if your SIMS server is hosted off-site you may need to follow a different route. This article covers the most common hosted arrangements and advises you how to proceed. 

If your SIMS is hosted by:

ESS SIMS (formerly Capita)

There should be a computer at the school that has had the 'SIMS Connector' installed. If so, you should install the Parents Evening SIMS Extract Tool on that computer. 

If you do not have the connector installed, or are not sure, you will need to speak to the ESS SIMS Hosted Team and advise them that you want to run syncs between SIMS and SchoolCloud Parents Evening. 

Once this is completed you can then sync from your hosted SIMS in exactly the same way as if SIMS was in the school, by following the guide here: SIMS: How to setup SIMS integration for Parents Evening. If you are a new customer and still at the Getting Started process, then when you get to the SIMS page you can choose Installed at School and follow the instructions that appear.

Scomis

Syncing with SIMS is very straightforward and done via a "Hosted Application" that  Scomis provide. If you're not sure how to do this please contact Scomis and they should be able to assist you. Please see this link for more info: http://faq.scomis.org/kb2170/

Once this is completed you can then sync from your hosted SIMS in  exactly the same way as if SIMS was in the school, by following the guide here: SIMS: How to setup SIMS integration for Parents Evening. If you are a new customer and still at the Getting Started process, then when you get to the SIMS page you can choose Installed at School and follow the instructions that appear.

EiS

You will need to speak to the EiS helpdesk about setting up the sync.

Once this is completed you can then sync from your hosted SIMS in  exactly the same way as if SIMS was in the school, by following the guide here: SIMS: How to setup SIMS integration for Parents Evening. If you are a new customer and still at the Getting Started process, then when you get to the SIMS page you can choose Installed at School and follow the instructions that appear.

Cambridgeshire County Council

Call Cambridgeshire Technical Services on 0300 300 0000 and ask for 3rd Line Technical Support. They will be able to enable use of the SIMS Extract Tool for you. 

Once this is completed you can then sync from your hosted SIMS in  exactly the same way as if SIMS was in the school, by following the guide here: SIMS: How to setup SIMS integration for Parents Evening. If you are a new customer and still at the Getting Started process, then when you get to the SIMS page you can choose Installed at School and follow the instructions that appear.

Cygnet IT Services

Cygnet have advised us that you can sync from your hosted SIMS in  exactly the same way as if SIMS was in the school, by following the guide here: SIMS: How to setup SIMS integration for Parents Evening. If you are a new customer and still at the Getting Started process, then when you get to the SIMS page you can choose Installed at School and follow the instructions that appear.

Flintshire County Council

Our understanding is that Flintshire schools are actually hosted by ESS SIMS and can follow the instructions given under that section (at the top of this article).

C2K (Northern Ireland)

These schools should follow the  ESS SIMS instructions given under that section (at the top of this article).

Other Hosted SIMS

If your SIMS is not hosted by one of the above please click here and advise us who hosts it. We will reply with instructions on how to continue.

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