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    Pearson e1 is going so what are you looking at to replace it?

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    Well we've have the bombshell that Pearson are withdrawing e1

    We are bound to look beyond the deal with RM presented to us so what are others in the same boat looking at?

    Anything that impresses? or depresses? how good/bad is RM? SIMS?

    as we're moving buildings in summer 2014 this needs to be sorted sooner rather than later

    Jane

    ('cause I've got nothing else to do.... oh no, sit around all day & drink tea, thats me <sigh>)

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    Thanks for your enquiry about Aspen MIS Jane, our team will be in contact to talk you through that.

    I always strongly encourage everyone to look at all the interesting players in the market to ensure that the one you take is the best for you. The best being Aspen MIS of course (great sales talk me!!!).

    Consider what are the most important things for your school and and for the plans for the future; if you have to make a move might as well make the most of it! Being E1, you are probably going to want to stick to a web solution (sorry Capita!).

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    Well @GREED almost all Norfolk schools moved to SIMS from e1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilNeal View Post
    Well @GREED almost all Norfolk schools moved to SIMS from e1!
    Yes because NCC did a procurement exercise and Sims was chosen therefore most Norfolk schools would have moved.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilNeal View Post
    Well @GREED almost all Norfolk schools moved to SIMS from e1!
    I don't believe we were operating fully at that time Phil... they missed out

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    Don't think Capita was either (based on the amount of problems they had)

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Don't think Capita was either (based on the amount of problems they had)
    Where is my ROFL emoticon...

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    Just to return to the original point for Jane, as an E1 customer I would look at these threads too:

    Pearson E1 Customers: Exclusive offer to migrate to Aspen MIS

    Pearson e1 pulling out of the MIS market??

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Where is my ROFL emoticon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    Awesome I need a laugh today...


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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Don't think Capita was either (based on the amount of problems they had)
    Not sure about that @matt40k. We migrated 350 schools over 8 months and the Norfolk co-ordinator spoke at our conference about their move together with a head who sang our praises.

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    You do make me laugh @PhilNeal, your optimistic outlook on post-events is always entertaining. I wasn't referring to migration of "350 schools over 8 months" - I'm sure you did that very, very well, that's your bread and butter after all that's one of the reasons you got to no1. I was referring to your hosted solution where the identity management died and took days (or was it weeks??) to fix leaving all those new schools without a shiny new MIS - Hosted SIMS outage - anyone affected?

    I'm sorry, that was a school boy error that shouldn't happen, and it certainly shouldn't last longer then a day. When your hosting such a critical system and at that sort of scale, you have no excuses. Clearly you had to make sacrifices to hit the right price point and skimp on the corrent hardware\software or you had to rush it to production and didn't set it up correctly such as skipping the testing.

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilNeal View Post
    Norfolk co-ordinator spoke at our conference
    Sure they would, they's trying to savage as much as they could and promote the service they've got. Wouldn't be surprised if it their butt on the line alone with Capita's. Anyway, will all come down to what happens when they come to renew - we all know you have them in a iron clad agreement for now. Serious tho, don't paint spots on a horse and call it a zebra. Accept the that your a horse and embrace it, stop trying to be something your not (well until you make Sims Azure).

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    I need my ROFL again I think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    I need my ROFL again I think...
    no no, think out of the box :

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    no no, think out of the box :
    Love brilliant! Very apt!



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