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    Progresso Current Status / Information Needed

    Hi All,

    I am after any information people may like to share with me about the current status of Progresso in terms of it's current usability from anyone that uses it in a live environment. Have the sprint releases done what was advertised? How fast is it? Is it reliable ? Would you recommend it? etc...

    We were due to go live here last year but we postponed it and now the question has arisen again as to whether we should migrate or stick with Facility or move elsewhere.

    Any Info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Not got it live (yet) but we are going live in 2 weeks. The data manager seems happy with it in terms of both speed and features.
    Although we are only in transition at the moment..

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    We have been waiting to go live for over 2 years now I think.

    Honestly I think it will never happen, noonne ever updates you as to what is happening either, I wouldn't bother trying to go live by choice now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achandler View Post
    Honestly I think it will never happen, noonne ever updates you as to what is happening either, I wouldn't bother trying to go live by choice now.
    Your right about that, I have very little info coming out of L2ICT. Which is annoying to say the least.

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    Why's there a big rush to upgrade? Facility is now being supported until 2018

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Why's there a big rush to upgrade? Facility is now being supported until 2018
    There is no real rush so to speak, Leadership have asked the question and L2ICT have been on the blower asking if we are still interested in migration. Originally we were attracted to the features on offer by Progresso and the chance to banish ePortal and it's idiosyncrasies.. then the Progresso scare stories started. With Facility being supported it's less of a drama but the question has been asked and I was interested in getting other peoples "live" experiences rather than relying on the claims made by L2ICT and Advanced.

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    I think the general feedback is not great and personally, the fact that Advanced Learning have increased support by four years... clearly Progresso isn't ready for the masses. If it was, we'd be migrating schools now and not in 2018.

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    Since the move to amazon hosting and the latest sprint releases it's been much quicker and more reliable.
    We've got two schools using it now with a total of about 500 staff and 2500 kids and we're fine.

    The difference was quite noticeable.
    In terms of supporting facility until 2018, surely it's a good thing that establishments can now move at a time best fitting the school not the business?

    Since advanced, things are quite a bit more transparent.
    If you want to discuss my recent experience of it in more detail feel free to pm me.

    Mic

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael2k6 View Post
    Since the move to amazon hosting and the latest sprint releases it's been much quicker and more reliable.
    We've got two schools using it now with a total of about 500 staff and 2500 kids and we're fine.

    The difference was quite noticeable.
    In terms of supporting facility until 2018, surely it's a good thing that establishments can now move at a time best fitting the school not the business?

    Since advanced, things are quite a bit more transparent.
    If you want to discuss my recent experience of it in more detail feel free to pm me.

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    Thanks very much, I'm speaking to Leadership about it soon I will PM you if I need more detail.

    Thanks again.

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    We've backed away from it after they asked for more money.

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    Feedback im hearing from schools who have recently moved to Progresso is very positive, it certainly appears that Advanced Learning have resolved the majority of the issues early users were experiencing. I understand the ball is now well and trully rolling again....

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    It is much the same in the feedback I have from current or soon to be Progresso schools. Admittedly raising public opinion from the depths it was to a nominal level shouldn't be too hard, that said it is starting to look like the next gen system it promised to be.

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    That's good news things appear to be looking on the up, but I find it strange Advanced Learning haven't announced that the latest version resolves a lot of issues.

    I think realistically I'd still leave it a few years to mature Plus, it will be interesting to see what Capita's SIMS Online will look like.

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    At least it sounds like some real progress has been made by Advanced. I look forward to actually seeing and using a live system.

    Thanks All.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Plus, it will be interesting to see what Capita's SIMS Online will look like.
    It's being piloted in NI now, early versions anyway. 3 years to wait yet.



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