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    Re: Room booking application

    Thanks everyone!

    We originally had a spreadsheet on the staff share, then printed out a copy for the staffroom wall. People would either book on the printed sheet, or the online sheet, but not both! We had a lot of clashes and arguments over who booked it first and who had the greater need. I eventually just stopped printed the thing off.

    I'll have a look at MRBS and DigiRez. They both seem to do what I want. They'll be useful for the whole school, like the laptops and the sports hall etc.

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    Re: Room booking application

    I've just had a quick look at the demos of both MRBS and DigiRez on the websites.

    Do MRBS and DigiRez allow you to create a timetable like a school day - periods and breaks instead of times?

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    Re: Room booking application

    MRBS will allow you to do periods.

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    Re: Room booking application

    Yep, thats how we have MRBS setup here at Carr Hill.

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    Re: Room booking application

    Quote Originally Posted by OverWorked
    I've just had a quick look at the demos of both MRBS and DigiRez on the websites.

    Do MRBS and DigiRez allow you to create a timetable like a school day - periods and breaks instead of times?
    As Digirez is basically an Access Database you should be able to configure it how you want. we just use the times here.

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    Thanks. I'll have a closer look.

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    Re: Room booking application

    For those of you using facility CMIS I have been told by MIS support collegues that room booking & scheduling is included.

    http://www.facility.ie/content/schools/fsch2.htm

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    Re: Room booking application

    We're not fortunate enough to have CMIS. I'm not even sure what it is. Is it a school management system? We're on RM Integris here.

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    CMIS???

    Are you allowed to use that sort of foul language here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d
    CMIS???

    Are you allowed to use that sort of foul language here?
    Just as much of a swear word as ... SIMS!!!

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    Re: Room booking application

    I agree SIMs isn't perfect, but a lot fewer bugs and more user friendly than CMIS was when we had it

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    Re: Room booking application

    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d
    I agree SIMs isn't perfect, but a lot fewer bugs and more user friendly than CMIS was when we had it
    And so it should be! It's been around a lot longer! CMIS is now a lot better then it was, as Facility iron out all the issues. It can only inprove.

    At the end of the day it has forced Capitia to get off their arses and improve SIMS & given schools at a choice of MIS software.

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    Re: Room booking application

    I have written an ASP application for room booking that some of you may find useful, called SiCS Lite.

    http://www.ktdevelopments.co.uk

    It is totally web based and supports 1 and 2 week timetables. Period lables can be changed to eg. lunch or break etc.
    Users can delete their own bookings and view other people's.
    User details can be bulk uploaded via a csv file.

    A free (externally hosted) demo can be set up for schools to use for a month. There is also an online public demo to try out.

    [I sincerely apologise that my previous post (before this edit, see post below from Dos_Box) did not make it clear that I was the author of this software]

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    Re: Room booking application

    Is this spam?

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    Re: Room booking application

    Quote Originally Posted by eduabncs
    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d
    I agree SIMs isn't perfect, but a lot fewer bugs and more user friendly than CMIS was when we had it
    And so it should be! It's been around a lot longer! CMIS is now a lot better then it was, as Facility iron out all the issues. It can only inprove.

    At the end of the day it has forced Capitia to get off their arses and improve SIMS & given schools at a choice of MIS software.
    I am getting a fair chunk of pressure from the Head/Deputy to seriously look at whether it is worth moving to Facility CMIS.

    I even had to go through 30 mins on the phone with a sales drone who failed tolisten to the fact that I used to work at a school that did the move ... I know how long it takes ... and how crap their support can be at times

    There is also the factor of things actually working as they are. We are not going to gain much by moving to CMIS ... there are some things but not alot. And the upheaval and staff training implications are just not worth it atm.

    But I still have to stick all this on paper ... and make it official.

    In 2-3 years time, when we have staff actually using our MIS properly for student information and recording data ... if SIMS doesn't do what we want we will look at our options, but at the moment it does, and will do for the near and mid-term future.

    I can't say long term because no-one (not even Capita) can say exactly where SIMS is going.

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