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    MIS - easy to manage 3 separate schools (dfe's)

    I know this is a bit of a long shot, but is anyone aware of any MIS that deals well with managing 3 seperate schools. We are now one organisation but have 3 seperate dfes still. Is anyone aware of any MIS systems that might handle this set up well.
    We currently have 3 seperate versions of Integris which is only used by admin staff (as letting more staff would become problematic due to the multiple logins for each DfE instance), obviously this means the potential of having the MIS is currently limited and also means collating information is tricky, and has to be exported from the MIS and done manually in excel.

    Any guidance or similar experiences would be appreciated.

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    I know that in Progresso you should be able to do a Cluster option so you can quickly switch between schools, never saw it in practice but that maybe usable in this option?

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    Thanks John, that sounds like it may be a useful feature. Swapping between instances easily would definetly be a help. Do you know how powerful Progresso is for exporting info as csv? Integris is seeming a little limited as to what you can export as csv, and as we are combining a lot of data to do analysis, exporting as much data as possible to csv when needed gives us the flexibilty to combine the data as we need it for analysis.
    I'm definetly going to check Progresso out at BETT, hadn't really considered them previously.

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    DoubleFirst has a built in capability for specifying the cluster and the school.

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    Is Progresso on the DfE suggested suppliers list do you know? Who is the provider for Progresso?

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    It was on the framework when sold by Serco. No allowance was made for Serco selling Facility/Progresso and Advanced Learning, the new owner is not on the list.

    That shouldn't really worry you as you could get on the framework without a product!!

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    Actually I wanted to ask - why do you want a single database if all the schools are separate?

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    We all come under one umbrella organiastion. Ideally we would have one DfE I think, but politically that isn't possible just at the minute. Esentially we have a KS3 building and KS4 building. But students from 3 seperate schools (3 dfe numbers) are based across the 2 buildings. So you end up with 2 students in the same class but technically registered to different schools/ rolls.
    It's not an ideal arrangement, but one we have to work with currently.

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    We need to report for each school individually, but also break down data for classes/ each building/ the whole organisiation, all of which currently involve administartion on 3 seperate systems and manual data analysis from exported data.

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    Oh boy!
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    God your evil @vikpaw!! Surprised @PhilNeal hasn't pulled out the Partnership Xchange guns :S

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    @matt40k - PX might be able to handle this but it would be a kludge. This is really a single school, shared teachers, resources and timetable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    God your evil @vikpaw!! Surprised @PhilNeal hasn't pulled out the Partnership Xchange guns :S
    moi? stop creating work for the s

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilNeal View Post
    It was on the framework when sold by Serco. No allowance was made for Serco selling Facility/Progresso and Advanced Learning, the new owner is not on the list.

    That shouldn't really worry you as you could get on the framework without a product!!
    I know you like to keep mentioning that @PhilNeal, and it was true, however it should be clear that everyone on the framework does indeed have a product (Less Serco now, obviously)...

    C'mon 's do your thing!
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