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    What do you want from your MIS system

    Thanks for telling me what you hate, now tell me what you want your MIS system to do.......

    1. custom exports?

    2. Open APIs to let you integrate 3rd party apps'

    3. Nice easy UI so you don't have to spend your time running custom queries?

    4. A free kitten with your installation to keep the kids happy?

    What ever it is you want your core system to do tell me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnhunsley View Post
    Thanks for telling me what you hate, now tell me what you want your MIS system to do.......
    Why, are you going to build one?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnhunsley View Post
    1. custom exports?

    2. Open APIs to let you integrate 3rd party apps'

    3. Nice easy UI so you don't have to spend your time running custom queries?
    All of the above (you can keep the kitten, thanks)

    Oh, and a licence fee of less than £5k a year.

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    Everything SIMS does, for about 1/6th the cost... or less

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    Web based. Low maintainance. Free access to your own database.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Everything SIMS does, for about 1/6th the cost... or less
    Basically SIMS CORE package but with all the extras at no cost!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Basically SIMS CORE package but with all the extras at no cost!!
    Yer basically!

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    Surely that should read: Everything SIMS does, but properly, for about 1/6th the cost... or less

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdWhittaker View Post
    Surely that should read: Everything SIMS does, but properly, for about 1/6th the cost... or less
    ummmm no not really... I am very happy with what the system does.

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    An MIS where the "system manager" can bulk reset all users passwords in one go would be a good start... also force unique & high strength passwords.

    How about having an audit trail of all data changes to the database.. yes other MIS systems do manage this perfectly well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssiruuk2 View Post
    An MIS where the "system manager" can bulk reset all users passwords in one go would be a good start... also force unique & high strength passwords.
    If your talking about SIMS, it's called Trusted logins. Audit trial completely agree with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    If your talking about SIMS, it's called Trusted logins. Audit trial completely agree with.
    AD integration was a diamond!

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    If I could just get it through to some people that it's MORE secure then SQL logins, even though it doesn't prompt the user to login (again), I would agree with you.

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    AD Integration (as it stands) is far worse in my opinion than SQL logins. Teacher walks away and leaves a machine logged in .. student walks up .. double click on the Sims icon and he/she can fill their boots. Not good!

    I want to be able to either bulk reset SQL logins or prompt for the AD integrated login.. someone please prove me wrong but I dont think its posible at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssiruuk2 View Post
    AD Integration (as it stands) is far worse in my opinion than SQL logins. Teacher walks away and leaves a machine logged in .. student walks up .. double click on the Sims icon and he/she can fill their boots. Not good!
    Seriously? Is this your arguement if they leave Microsoft Outlook open? If a teachers machine has student details or such sensitive information, like reports, then it's an admin machine. If it's an admin machine students shouldn't use it (logged on as the teacher), it should be set to lock after a timeout and all that other good stuff.

    Even if SIMS is using SQL logins and SIMS is closed, if a student can get onto the laptop as the teacher, they can cause more damage then you want to know.

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    If you have restricted areas (network drives etc) they can get access to just as sensitive stuff. User training is the big key to this issue, not the facility.



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