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    Question Licencing model

    A colleague of mine is looking to do some development work for a local school. Part of the proposal involves understanding how SIMS is licensed, and the school doesn't know (only person who does is off at the moment and not due back until after proposal has to be in).

    Can anyone shed any light on how it is licensed (per pupil etc?) I only ever got involved in patching and fixing so avoided that side of things like the plague.

    Many thanks in advance.

    (PM appreciated if the answer can't be posted publicly for whatever reason)

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    It's based on the numbers of pupil on role and the modules that are in use.

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    Bit cheeky, but, rough idea on cost per pupil for a typical secondary school?

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    I can only PM you what we pay as an independent, if you'd like? I know the pricing model is different for others though.

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    @pantscat any info gratefully received.

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    No probs - will pm shortly once I've dug out the last renewal.

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    They need to check where they got the licence from as well. LA licences are bulk purchased.

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    You'll need to talk to Capita really. The modules can vary wildly too. I've been made aware of the prices of two modules and these were for small schools (<120 pupils) via an LEA agreement. IEP writer 3 around 400 and Classroom monitor around 2500.

    SIMS is failing to deliver in so many areas my schools are looking elsewhere. They've mostly stopped investing in SIMS and are looking at cloud solutions, Mainly Arbor and RM Integris. Better reports, easier to use, no server/updates/maintenance, no client installs or update, home use without any other supporting technology... and Oh My Word! the cost savings...

    EDIT: If you are working out the costs remember to add all the licences you need, not just the capita ones. Your server may have licences for AV, Backup solution, SQL if it is a sizable DB, Server OS, are there any costs for virtualisation? You could ignore these if it's on a shared server and you would need them anyway but the SIMS installs I am familiar with all have a dedicated server.
    Last edited by GeekyPete; 6th March 2014 at 01:26 PM.

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