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    Scan to SIMS

    Hi,

    Has anyone got the functionality to scan directly to SIMS using a photocopier or software on a machine. We are thinking of getting it here but want to make sure that we will use it before paying for it. We have had a demo and it does look good. My biggest fear is that it will turn out to be like other things in our place, we think it looks good, we buy it and then it never gets used.

    We don't have the capacity in school to keep all records for pupil 10 years after they leave so this seems to be the solution our bursar has come up with.

    If you do have it in your school can you give me some info on the following:

    1) How many staff use it
    2) How did you go about implementing it i.e everything scanned to SIMS or a rolling programme?
    3) Do you think it is value for money?

    Many thanks,

    Rob

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    We currently use eCopy, it is attached to our Photocopier in reception.

    Document Imaging Solutions - eCopy, Inc.

    I must admit i dont here/see anyone ever use this, i might be wrong there. if they do use it they dont use it much. but then again things like this are always slow at starting off at our place lol.

    James.

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    eCopy was the solution we were shown. Our ICT teachers wanted to replace MS Word with it!

    Did you go with the mini laptop attached to the photocopier? Have you used it at all, if so how do you find it? We were shown a simulation of the software on the photocopier, I wasn't that impressed!

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    We have it setup where you have a mini screen/keyboard/mouse connected to the side of the photocopier, and a desktop machine which sits underneath it in a secure rack.

    I have used it and find it very easy to use, does what it says on the tin.

    Never had any problems with it, it just works straight away... i do remember a while back their was a main update to SIMS which stopped it from connecting to SIMS but that has since been resolved.

    Like i say, i dont use it day-day so cant comment too much but i can get some feedback from the people that do use it if you need some.

    James.

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    We have ecopy with a desktop attached to a touch sesitive screen and small keyboard.
    It isn't used much. There have been frequent problems with it linking to sims. We are currently waiting for the installers to come and investigate this. I have a flakey RM CC4 network to look after otherwise I'd be looking into it.
    From what I've seen it would have been better to have bought a Document Image Processing system

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post

    Like i say, i dont use it day-day so cant comment too much but i can get some feedback from the people that do use it if you need some.
    If you could get some feedback for me I would be very greatful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob998 View Post
    If you could get some feedback for me I would be very greatful.
    No worries, i'll PM/Email you tomorrow sometime fella.

    James.

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