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MIS Systems Thread, Progresso.... in Technical; Should we convert? If you have, hows it going? Please email me.....you know the drill....
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    Progresso....

    Should we convert?
    If you have, hows it going?

    Please email me.....you know the drill.

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    errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....

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    We should be hearing shortly that our move is confirmed and we will move over on.... [Date has changed many times all I know now is that it is "soon"]

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    In a simple word No

    Sorry but after a number of attempted migrations and hearing some disasters in schools including a fellow school in my county who had to endure OfSted and a major incident where it let them down in both cases I wouldn't be rushing to do so for a year or two. That school has gone back to Facility and is now in talks to move to a fellow MIS as are a number of others due to these issues. This year will be a testing time for Advance they will need to show real improvement or the product will just die out, given they have already announced further work on the Facility suite of products that is a clear sign they know Progresso is not fit for purpose yet and thus needs something to be done to it.

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    Definitely not!

    We have been with Progresso for a year now and to be honest it was a huge mistake. We are currently in the process of migrating over to a rival MIS this year.

    We have had unions threatening industrial action because of the amount of time taken for complete registers, complete assessment grades (on average it took 90 minutes to enter 1 class groups grades!!) or even to login to Progresso

    We have complaining about speed issues since day 1 and nothing has been done about it. Support cases are fobbed off and not resolved until months later. On many occasions we have been left unable to login to Progesso for the entire day, this is very worrying for attendance and personal records.

    The person responsible for assigning cover in the mornings is using Excel spreadsheets because "I don't have an hour to wait for Progresso in the mornings".

    The Exams secretary spent an hour the other day inputting candidates into exam series' and she was saving regularly, only to be informed that "your changes have not been saved" To say she was unhappy is an understatement.

    If at all possible do not move over to Progresso until they resolve all their issues.

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