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    Software:
    All software in school will need to be checked with the software company about transferring. Most suppliers it's just a case of completing a transfer form eg Microsoft, some the licence cannot be transfered and will have to be re-purchased.
    Hardware:
    These also need checking as you may need to transfer ownership of the equipment, some it may invalidate the warranty.
    Domains:
    They will need transfering to the Academy.
    Equipment Leases/Rentals:
    These will either need transfering or buying out.

    Oh the joy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    We've just converted and gone with Resource 32000 from Corero - its a nice product
    We are looking at Resource 32000 from Corero too. Did you install it on a new server or on an existing one? We were told it was probably better to stick it on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiep View Post
    We are looking at Resource 32000 from Corero too. Did you install it on a new server or on an existing one? We were told it was probably better to stick it on its own.
    We had a standalone server for the old FMS product - so we reused that.

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    Is there a need to change your domain name if converting to an academy? My thinking was that whilst becoming a limited company woudl make the use of a .com, .co.uk or .ltd.uk an acceptable option, it wouldn't make retaining your county.sch.uk name incorrect.

    What are other people's views on this?

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    There is no need whatsoever to change your domain name. The schools round here that have converted have continued with their existing .county.sch.uk domains.

    Private schools seem locally seem to use .com, .co.uk or .sch.uk as it suits them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwood View Post
    Is there a need to change your domain name if converting to an academy?

    What are other people's views on this?
    We are looking at changing ours primarily because it's too long (south-craven.n-yorks.sch.uk) but I've heard somewhere that we still have to keep our current one as well (as an alias or whatever) because authorities/councils/government will always use your official nominet-allocated school.lea.sch.uk address?

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by howartp View Post
    We are looking at changing ours primarily because it's too long (south-craven.n-yorks.sch.uk) but I've heard somewhere that we still have to keep our current one as well (as an alias or whatever) because authorities/councils/government will always use your official nominet-allocated school.lea.sch.uk address?
    Don't know who told you that. We got rid of our school one because it was far too long and difficult to spell, and replaced it with a .co.uk. We've never had any problems with authorities/councils/government wanting to get in touch with us (or maybe they tried and failed ha ha).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwnci View Post
    We have stopped using FMS and started using SAGE. Not only was this a good opportunity to start using a decent financial package, but also FMS currently struggles to provide some of the reporting necessary for academies. It is possible, but messy.
    Just come out of a meeting with Capita Rep and the news is that there is now a patch available to enable FMS to give all the correct reports required as well as a few other bells and whistles. It should be part of the Spring Release (If I heard correctly) but schools needing it before then can get it early.

    I can't give more detail as my SIMS\FMS expert is away this week but your usual FMS contact should have the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    I can't give more detail as my SIMS\FMS expert is away this week but your usual FMS contact should have the details.
    You know he won't let you live it down if he reads that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvLPhenom View Post
    You know he won't let you live it down if he reads that...
    No problem that can't be sorted by muttering a single word

    'Documentation'


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    Must say this has raised up some great points.

    We are already aware that Software/MS licenses will need to be checked/redrawn up, we are currently awaiting some thing next month which could allow us to do what we want with MS license wise for 10k a year.

    As for SIMS we were not aware of this but we are now and are going to raise this up with the Head.
    We are also going to be asking Depts to check their purchased software if licensed for us to use once we become an Academy (if we still do).

    Please keep the info coming, this will help us greatly. I think it is about £150K the school gets extra, I believe most of that is going to be in the pocket of Licenses.

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    TBH, I've checked all our major software and all apart from SIMS so far we can transfer the licence across at no cost to the school. I've also checked our hardware, same thing. I'd be interested to know if schools with other MIS systems will also be charged by the supplier.

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