+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
MIS Systems Thread, FMS to Personnel in Technical; We have never really supported FMS, as it is not widely used in our schools. A school that uses it ...
  1. #1

    creese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    -28° 31' 48.89", +28° 25' 37.42" ... if only.
    Posts
    3,254
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 375 Times in 304 Posts
    Rep Power
    174

    FMS to Personnel

    We have never really supported FMS, as it is not widely used in our schools.


    A school that uses it has asked us to quote for moving Staff info from FMS to Personnel. Can anyone advise on time and process?


    Thanks.

  2. #2

    vikpaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Saudi Arabia
    Posts
    6,008
    Thank Post
    680
    Thanked 1,397 Times in 1,157 Posts
    Rep Power
    353
    Not sure how much is stored in FMS. Can't see where staff info is. Apart from maybe as part of salary, but we don't use it for that.
    I would suggest it's a manual process, so one at a time if you want to store contracts which is the best way to manage them. SIMS is finicky about dates and terms / contracts so i'd say it needs to be done one at a time. Once you get the hang of it, it doesn't take too long. Maybe 5-10 mins if you have all the info in front of you.
    There may be some setting up of lookups / parameters initially.
    Bear in mind we don't have any returns to do so don't have to use it properly.
    I don't think there is any automation, but at the basic level, the bare minimum info you need are name, gender, date of birth, possibly staff date. You could whack that in to get them a list of staff, at 1 minute each.
    Sorry, you probably know all about the SIMS side.

  3. #3

    creese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    -28° 31' 48.89", +28° 25' 37.42" ... if only.
    Posts
    3,254
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 375 Times in 304 Posts
    Rep Power
    174
    Thanks.
    I'm trying to get clarification of exactly what they want. I arrived at me through 2 other people.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    102
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 20 Times in 13 Posts
    Rep Power
    23
    I didnt think there was any staff information in FMS either. Maybe they want the personnel information into FMS, it is used for salary projections and budgeting.

  5. #5

    creese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    -28° 31' 48.89", +28° 25' 37.42" ... if only.
    Posts
    3,254
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 375 Times in 304 Posts
    Rep Power
    174
    Quote Originally Posted by jayemm View Post
    I didnt think there was any staff information in FMS either. Maybe they want the personnel information into FMS, it is used for salary projections and budgeting.
    No. They are changing finance systems.. I think someone there is confused, or the message is confused.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,331
    Thank Post
    36
    Thanked 353 Times in 238 Posts
    Rep Power
    79
    There is no staff base data in FMS. FMS draws the personnel data contracts etc and calculates salary commitments. Payroll data can also be imported to check projections against accruals.

  7. #7

    creese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    -28° 31' 48.89", +28° 25' 37.42" ... if only.
    Posts
    3,254
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 375 Times in 304 Posts
    Rep Power
    174
    Thanks Phil. Having been 'away' from SIMS for nearly a year, I just wanted to make sure I was correct in my thinking.

    I'm just waiting for clarification of exactly what they want to achieve.

  8. #8

    creese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    -28° 31' 48.89", +28° 25' 37.42" ... if only.
    Posts
    3,254
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 375 Times in 304 Posts
    Rep Power
    174
    It looks like someone got their wires crossed. The school wants to copy Personnel details TO FMS, not from.

    I reading through manuals now as in 10 plus years I have never touched FMS.

  9. #9

    vikpaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Saudi Arabia
    Posts
    6,008
    Thank Post
    680
    Thanked 1,397 Times in 1,157 Posts
    Rep Power
    353
    Just moved your post it was in another FMS thread.
    It doesn't store much data, only salary data right?

  10. Thanks to vikpaw from:

    creese (1st May 2013)

  11. #10

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    14
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    It looks like someone got their wires crossed. The school wants to copy Personnel details TO FMS, not from.

    I reading through manuals now as in 10 plus years I have never touched FMS.
    Hi

    The connection from SIMS to FMS is a setting in FMS Tools | Star 7 settings in here your set the path to SIMS Directory - I've done a few installations of FMS 2nd databases where Academies use database selector but not actually set up an FMS database. We have a separate team for that, who may be able to help if you get stuck.

    Vania

  12. Thanks to vj-09 from:

    creese (2nd May 2013)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. [SIMS] Moving FMS to a new server
    By jimlad in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 16th February 2013, 09:31 PM
  2. [SIMS] Changing from FMS to SAP
    By laserblazer in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 31st January 2012, 12:44 PM
  3. Moving SIMS\FMS to a new server
    By matt40k in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22nd August 2008, 07:58 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10th December 2007, 12:37 PM
  5. Personnel info not being updated in FMS
    By Oops_my_bad in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 23rd November 2007, 12:34 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •